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Camp on its Best Behavior

Hosted by Michael Amylon, M.D., Brandon Briery, PhD, Holly Senn, CCLS, and Laurel Christensen, LCSW, OSW-C Join this guided open forum discussion about fostering a camp […]

  • Training

COCA Gold Ribbon Accreditation Visitor Training

Join Dr. Mike Amylon, Gold Ribbon Committee Chair, to learn about the accreditation process, document review, day-of-visit protocols, and how to navigate the portal!   Register for […]

  • Training

Care Camps Grant Application Webinar # 2

Lexi Bickford, Funding Program Manager will explain the new 2024 Care Camps Grant Application. She looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions. Register in advance […]

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COCA Gold Ribbon Accreditation Camp Training

Below is the recording for the 1/23 Gold Ribbon Camp Training. The passcode to watch the recording is %b5EEF6S. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/vDwV5mbubgWBwbrvA1VQXryM_MiIU5G6Ct2E61apb1Z6214r4ZNxHVxMY1RSPGEZ.bWCB_Nuy_Ajx3RSZ

  • Training

COCA Gold Ribbon Accreditation Visitor Training

Join Dr. Mike Amylon, Gold Ribbon Committee Chair, to learn about the accreditation process, document review, day-of-visit protocols, and how to navigate the portal!   Register […]

  • Training

Care Camps Grant Application Webinar # 1

Lexi Bickford, Funding Program Manager will explain the new 2024 Care Camps Grant Application. She looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions. Register in […]

  • Training

COCA Gold Ribbon Accreditation Camp Training

The 2024 COCA Member Camps will join a virtual training session with Dr. Mike Amylon, Gold Ribbon Committee Chair, in order to prepare for their upcoming […]

  • COCA-CON

COCA-CON 2023 Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration

Palmer House 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, United States

View our Sponsor/Exhibitor Packet to explore our different packages and learn how partnering with COCA can help you reach your target audiences! COCAcon 2023 Sponsor -Exhibitor […]

  • COCA-CON

COCA-CON 2023 Non-Member Registration

Palmer House 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, United States

Are you not associated with a COCA member camp? You still get complete access to all conference sessions and events.

$500
  • COCA-CON

COCAcon 2023 Single Day Registration

Palmer House 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, United States

Can't attend all the days of the conference? No problem, come join us for a single day! Your single day registration fee includes all sessions, meals, […]

$250

  • Fundraising

Care Camps Grant Application Webinar # 2

Meet the amazing new Care Camps Team, Gwynn Sullivan, Executive Director, Erica Lanter, Communications Director and Lexi Bickford, Program Coordinator as they explain the new 2023 […]

  • Fundraising

Care Camps Grant Application Webinar

Meet the amazing new Care Camps Team, Gwynn Sullivan, Executive Director, Erica Lanter, Communications Director and Lexi Bickford, Program Coordinator as they explain the new 2023 […]

  • Programming

Member Open Forum: Let’s Discuss Summer 2022!

Let's talk about how your programs went! We'll discuss enrollment, staffing, programming, COVID-19, and much more. This is our last time to connect before Conference!   […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

COCA Medical Townhall III: COVID-19 Update

This is the third and final installment of our three-part Medical Town Hall series featuring Dr. Raphael Landovitz. Dr. Raphael Landovitz, UCLA Infectious Disease Clinician returns to provide us […]

  • Fundraising

Care Camps Grant Marketing Training #2

This is the second of two sessions that Jennifer will be hosting. The same information will be shared in both sessions. Jennifer Mercer, Director of Development at […]

  • Fundraising

Care Camps Grant Marketing Training

This is the first of two sessions that Jennifer will be hosting. The same information will be shared in both sessions. Jennifer Mercer, Director of Development […]

  • Programming

Flashes of Hope Goes to Camp!

Please join us to hear how your families can benefit from Flashes of Hope visiting your Camp this summer! We are excited to introduce you to […]

  • Camp Town Halls
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Town Hall V: Celebrating In-Person Successes from Spring 2022

Hear how COCA Camps have already successfully hosted in-person programs in 2022! Speakers: Jamie Ekstrom, Camp Sunshine, Georgia Edith Tomasetti, Camp Sunshine, Georgia (on chat) Brandon […]

  • Programming

Staff Training Best Practices with Dave Malter

After leading our 2021 COCA Academy, Dave Malter returns to guide Members through creating a robust, impactful staff training program! Learn best practices for finding staff/volunteers, […]

  • Camp Town Halls

Region 4 Open Forum

*This session was pre-recorded* Check out Region 4's Open Forum as they discuss their plans & policies for Summer 2022!. Click the link and use the […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall: Medical Director Open Forum

Invite your entire medical team! All COCA members are invited to join and hear what medical protocols other member camps will be using. This session is […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

COCA Medical Townhall II: COVID-19 Update

This is the second presentation of our three-part Medical Town Hall series featuring Dr. Raphael Landovitz and Dr. Vinita Dubey. Dr. Raphael Landovitz, UCLA Infectious Disease Clinician […]

  • Camp Town Halls
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Town Hall IV: Virtual Camp Best Practices

COCA Directors teach us best practices for hosting virtual camp that they've learned from experience. This session will cover activities, engaging campers virtually, in-hospital programs, and […]

  • AM Skier - What's Happening

Legal Issues Surrounding Hiring & Firing

With Alan Cooper, Esq., AMSkier Partner and Rachel Fendell Satinsky, Employment Attorney   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqsiBLOk0V8   Brought to you by AMSkier 209 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428 […]

  • AM Skier - What's Happening

International Staff – How 2022 may be different

With Alan Cooper, Esq., AMSkier Partner and Matt Buczek, CEO, ARO, IENA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC7mf-LvoF0   Brought to you by AMSkier 209 Main Ave, Hawley, PA 18428 […]

  • AM Skier - What's Happening

Conversations Around DEI – All are welcome!

With Chris Hudson, Co-Founder & Co-Director, Camp Highlight and Alan Cooper, Esq., AMSkier Partner   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCFZ2FQyKfw   Brought to you by AMSkier 209 Main Ave, Hawley, […]

  • Programming

COCA Member to Member: Open Forum with Breakout Rooms

It's time to meet and discuss your summer plans with peers who are running similar programs! This session will be participant-driven. Attendees will have the opportunity to […]

  • Programming

Introducing Project Sunshine and TelePlay

We are thrilled to be joined by our friends, Meg Kellett, Director of Pediatric Experience and Kyra Hu, Program Coordinator at Project Sunshine for a webinar about their […]

  • Programming

Chat with Headbands Of Hope founder, Jess Ekstrom!

Meet our new friend at Headbands of Hope! Founder, Jess Ekstrom. Jess will share her story on starting her give-back business from her college dorm and most […]

  • Medical
  • Programming

Celebrating COVID Free Camp!

Join us to hear from COCAI members how they successfully planned and executed COVID FREE overnight residential camps this summer! Ryan Campbell with Happiness is Camping, […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

COCA Medical Townhall: COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

Dr. Raphael Landovitz, UCLA Infectious Disease Clinician, provides a COVID-19 and vaccine update. Dr. Kaye Wagner, COCA President will moderate this discussion.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69M52PUp0Po

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Virtual Back-Pocket Games

If you found yourself with a cabin or two of kids in person, you'd probably have a boatload of games you could bring out at a […]

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Best Practices in Virtual Facilitation

Join us as Jim Cain provides Best Practices in Virtual Facilitation. It is a collection of innovative techniques for virtual presentations and includes content from his new book, The Learning […]

  • Online Resources

COCA Networking Social Hour

The purpose of this social hour is for you to connect and network with your colleagues! Also, please invite someone new within your organization to join […]

  • Programming

Making the Most of Your Virtual Staff Training

You don't want to miss this discussion with Camp professionals, Beth Allison, Ruby Compton and Gabrielle Raill. Get your questions ready and learn how you can […]

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Turning Your Virtual Camp to Eleven!

Join Rich Brundige and Tara VanDerpoel as they share the 11 points they feel helped them make Camp H-Town and Camp Kids Are Kids Chicago virtual […]

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Come Get “Crafty” with COCA

Plan to join Matt Ruttler, Camp Happy Times, NJ as he hosts an arts & crafts hour to share a new craft idea with you. Several […]

  • Fundraising

2021 Care Camps Grant Review with Karen McAndrew

Join Karen McAndrew, Care Camps Executive Director, to review the 2021 Grant application and answer your questions. This video combines both the 10:00am ET session and […]

  • Programming

COCA Game Night with Knuckles

Camp is always about having fun, and just because things are running virtually doesn’t mean we can’t continue to have fun! Join Knuckles for a COCA […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

COCA Medical Townhall: COVID-19 and Vaccine Update

Join us for the next Medical Townhall as Dr. Raphael Landovitz, Infectious Disease Clinician, will give us a COVID-19 and vaccine update. Please plan to have your questions ready […]

  • Medical
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New Medical Play Care Kit for My Special Aflac Duck

Aflac is introducing the latest innovation for My Special Aflac Duck®, a robotic duck designed to help children cope with cancer. The company again teamed up […]

  • Camp Town Halls

COCA Town Hall Hosted by the YPL

Reflect, Refocus, Refuel!  Step back, take a deep breath, what do you see?, how do you feel? Let’s reflect on this summer. Refocus now and see […]

  • Programming

Virtual Game Night with COCA YPL

Ready, set, play! The best way to learn virtual games is to play virtual games. Join YPL's Emily "EmJ" Juszczyk, Camp & Programs Manager and Iain Riddle, […]

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Let’s Play!: Virtual Activities with Jack & Klee

Need some new ideas about different virtual activities to engage campers and their families? This is the session for you! Jack and Klee will run through […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall VI

Join Dr. Kaye for a Discussion and update of Medical and Psychosocial issues. Scheduled for the May 27th Medical Town Hall, our special medical guest, Tracey Gaslin, […]

  • Programming

Lessons Learned: Virtual Programming Camp Check-in

Lessons Learned and Moving Forward: A Programming Town Hall First, we’ll hear from Jack & Klee about what they’ve learned from Hometown Stomping Ground Season 2. […]

  • Programming

Engaging your Hospital and Inpatients during COVID-19

This panel discussion will highlight Camp Sunshine from Georgia, Smile-A-Mile from Alabama and Camp Oochigeas from Toronto, Canada, who are continuing to engage their local hospital […]

  • Fundraising

Northwestern Mutual Tech Grant

Special Announcement for COCA Camps Join us to discuss the Northwestern Mutual Technology grant program. Meet Judy Berdan and Jodi Nolte from Northwestern. Listen to them describe […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall V

Join Dr. Kaye for a Discussion and update of Medical and Psychosocial issues.   About Dr. Kaye Dr. Wagner specializes in pediatric oncology and blood disorders. […]

  • Camp Town Halls

Regional Town Halls

Please Join us for a town hall for COCA Regions 1, 2 & 3. The goal of this meeting is to check in with our members […]

  • Programming

Virtual Teen Programming with Jack Schott

COCA YPL is hosting this Virtual Programming Session for Teens with Jack Schott. Jack will provide fun and unique ways to engage your teens virtually and […]

  • Fundraising

A Successful Virtual Fun Walk Session III

Session I - Virtual Walk: Strategies for Success Learn from Fatima Djelmane Rodriguez, Executive Director, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times and 15 year fundraising professional […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall IV

Join Dr. Kaye for a Discussion and update of Medical and Psychosocial issues.   About Dr. Kaye Dr. Wagner specializes in pediatric oncology and blood disorders. […]

  • Online Resources

Virtual Camping 102 with Jack

Passionate about making an impact Allison Klee graduated in three years from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Human Services. She had worked at Stomping […]

  • Fundraising

A Successful Virtual Fun Walk Session II

Session I - Virtual Walk: Strategies for Success Learn from Fatima Djelmane Rodriguez, Executive Director, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times and 15 year fundraising professional […]

  • Mental Health

Self-Care and Mental Health

Join Brian Moore to learn about self-care techniques in these stressful times. Brian Moore MSW LISW-S Associate Professor, Human Services and Justice Studies. I have been […]

  • Online Resources

Virtual Camping 101 with Jack and Klee

Passionate about making an impact Allison Klee graduated in three years from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in Human Services. She had worked at Stomping […]

  • Programming

Interview with Lauren Burke

Learn from Lauren Burke, Senior Director of Progams, Camp Quality Canada how they integrate social media into their camp programs.

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Online Resources

Virtual Camp Town Hall with Astin

The purpose of this meeting will to collect information from COCA member camps about concerns, feelings, and goals around virtual camp programs. We want to hear […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Online Resources

Virtual Camp Town Hall with Astin

The purpose of this meeting will to collect information from COCA member camps about concerns, feelings, and goals around virtual camp programs. We want to hear […]

  • Fundraising

A Successful Virtual Fun Walk Session I

Session I - Virtual Walk: Strategies for Success Learn from Fatima Djelmane Rodriguez, Executive Director, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times and 15 year fundraising professional […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall III

Join Dr. Kaye for a Discussion and update of Medical and Psychosocial issues.   About Dr. Kaye Dr. Wagner specializes in pediatric oncology and blood disorders. […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall II

Join Dr. Kaye for a Discussion and update of Medical and Psychosocial issues.   About Dr. Kaye Dr. Wagner specializes in pediatric oncology and blood disorders. […]

  • Camp Town Halls
  • Medical

Medical Town Hall I

Join Dr. Kaye for a Discussion and update of Medical and Psychosocial issues.   About Dr. Kaye Dr. Wagner specializes in pediatric oncology and blood disorders. […]