Last Week to Register for ECO-CAMP CONFERENCE on April 23, 2009 in Allentown, PA

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Nonprofit American Camp Association (ACA) presents first-ever 1-day "Green" conference for owners/operators of camps, parks and recreation sites, and other facilities Honor Earth Day - Learn how to save money and natural resources with sustainable energy systems, and add "green" activities to children's programs

Owners and operators of summer camps, parks and recreation facilities, and other properties (even homeowners) are invited to attend ECO-CAMP: a one-day "green" conference to learn eco-friendly, energy-efficient savings strategies. Eco-Camp will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Allentown, PA 18031. Registration is $95 for American Camp Association (ACA) members and $130 for non-members. Visit http://www.acakeystone.org to download full program information, speaker biographies, and a registration form; fax the form to 215-885-6424 and follow instructions to mail payment as indicated on the registration form.

Eco-Camp is presented by ACA Keystone Section, the regional ACA office serving camps and families in Pennsylvania and Delaware, in partnership with ACA's New York, Upstate New York, Chesapeake, and New Jersey Sections. The conference is presented with generous support from sponsors AMSkier Insurance and The Dime Bank.

At the first-ever Eco-Camp conference, local, regional, and national experts will present educational sessions on solar power, wind power, clean energy, greenhouse gases, reducing the environmental impact of daily operations, "green" landscaping, the Leave No Trace program, and more. Through case studies, informational programs, and dynamic, interactive presentations, attendees will learn practical, easy ways to save money and natural resources with eco-friendly strategies. Presenters will also suggest activities that camp program personnel, teachers, and parents can use to teach children about environmental responsibility.

Speakers include Janet P. Warnick, Regional Manager of the Office of Energy and Technology Deployment in the Northeast Region for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; Keynote Speaker Chris Miller of Greenovation; Scott Kelly, AIA, LEEDâ„¢ AP of Re: Vision Architecture, co-chair of the Philadelphia AIA Committee on the Environment and a founding Board Member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council; The Stone House Group's Cal Trepagnier, John Pozzetta, and Michael P. Ozenich; Cesare Gellido and Bill Wildenberg of Fletemeyer & Lee (CO); Kevin Schulte of Sustainable Energy Developments; Richard Stryker, P.E.; Bill Muniz of Advanced Electrical Solutions; Alan B. Cowe of BackYard Solar; and Leave No Trace Master Educator Suzanne Moore.

ABOUT ACA
The nonprofit American Camp Association, the oldest professional organization serving camping in the United States, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010. ACA works to preserve, promote, and enhance the camp experience for children and adults. ACA-accredited camp programs ensure that children are provided with a diversity of educational and developmentally challenging learning opportunities. There are over 2,400 ACA-accredited camps that meet up to 300 health and safety standards. For more information, visit http://www.ACAcamps.org. Visit ACA Keystone at http://www.acakeystone.org, or call 215.886.5385 for information.

CONTACT: Ellen Warren, OutSource Communications for ACA, 215-886-1666

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