SA Camp 2017

Student Affairs Camp: Review. Renew. Relaunch.

The National Award Winning Student Affairs Camp (or #SAcamp) was created in 2014 as an alternative to the conference experience established and maintained in the field of student affairs for decades. Grounded in theory and practice, and structured in an unConference model in unCommon spaces, SA Camp strives to create a reflective environment whereby participants both drive and thrive through reviewing themselves and their careers, renew their spirit and body through active engagement, critical dialogue and developmental framing in the natural environment, and relaunch with tools and networks developed in this unique spacial and mental place. SA Camp won the 2015 American College Personnel Association Innovation Award.  We are excited to launch SA Camp 3.0 in beautiful Keene, New Hampshire at Keene State College.

Registration Includes
Single Residence Hall Accommodations (2 nights) – with linens
All Meals (Saturday dinner, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts)

Registration Deadline
The early bird registration deadline is Friday, July 7, 2017. The last day to register of SA Camp is Friday, July 14, 2017.

Registration Costs
ACPA Member – $199.00 early bird / $249.00 regular
ACPA Graduate Student Member – $179.00
Non-Member – $249.00 early bird / $299.00 regular

Payment and Refund Policy
A minimum payment of 15% is required to register for SACamp 2017. The remaining costs will be distributed monthly until the balance is paid off. The balance must be paid-in-full prior to the event start date. Payment can be made by credit card through the online registration system. If you need an invoice or a W-9 form please contact us at

The last day for refunds is July 12, 2017. No refunds will be issued after July 12, 2017. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost. Please contact us at for any transfer requests.

Apply to be a “SA Camp Counselor”
Each year, SA Camp relies on the wisdom and facilitation of it’s participants to help create meaningful exchanges of knowledge and best practices in a conversational and interactive way. Camp Counselor are those people (in a normal conference you may call them “Presenters”) To apply to run a program component of SA Camp, fill out the program submission form.



SA Camp 3.0

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be on the planning committee for Student Affairs Camp 2017 (aka SA Camp 3.0). As a grad student, I participated in the very first SA Camp in 2014 and as a first-year professional I presented as a “Camp Counselor” during SA Camp 2.0 in 2016. It is by far my favorite professional development opportunity.

You may be curious about why anyone would want to spend a weekend, in the summer, at a conference… Well, the entire point is that SA Camp is actually based on an unConference model. SA Campers do yoga, hike, meditate, and enjoy the New England weather. We do these activities while having conversations that range from casual to intense, but are all meaningful, intentional, and encourage us to get outside of our comfort level. Seriously, it is adult summer camp! After each SA Camp I have felt refreshed and ready for the fall semester to begin.

The connections that I have made during SA Camp have had a major impact on my life, professionally and personally. Little did I know that just six months after my most recent SA Camp experience, I would run into a fellow camper during an interview! I knew Brianne worked at Endicott College, but I didn’t realize I would see her. Sure enough, as I walked in the Student Center, Brianne’s office was right in front of me. I knocked and she gave me a huge hug while welcoming me to her campus. I could not have asked for a better way to start a daylong interview, or to feel more welcome at a new institution. The day of my interview started on such a positive note by seeing Brianne and sure enough I’ve been fortunate to work at Endicott ever since! The true beauty of SA Camp is that campers come from all over and you never know what new connections you will make.

Please join me this summer in Keene, NH for SA Camp 3.0. If you have questions, feel free to reach out via email!

For more information and to register online please visit the event page at

Jillian Toce, M.Ed.
SA Camp Planning Committee
Area Director, Endicott College

Assessment in Higher Education Conference – New England Region

Leaders in New England’s higher education community understand the value of assessment and expressed the need for an annual event. This one-day, outcome-packed conference will include presentations from national experts, examples of best practices, useful skill building workshops, and thought-provoking roundtable discussions. Participants will develop the capacity to assess student learning and review the effectiveness of their programs and services.

This conference focuses on continuous improvement and will have broad appeal to faculty, administration, deans, department chairs, librarians, institutional research and academic affairs staff, and anyone else in higher education who wants to improve their programs and services.


NECPA Gives Back: Relay for Life – Dover, NH

College and University Professionals of New Hampshire and Maine and Beyond are invited to join NECPA at the 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover, NH to network, have good conversations, food, and refreshments. 5% of all sales (including all beverages) will go to Relay for Life in their fight against cancer. Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society will be on hand to talk about what they do and promote how all schools can have a successful Relay for Life event.

7th Settlement Brewery is designed and operated to have the community gather, network, serve the local community. It is a brick-lined pub for house-brewed craft beer & area-sourced fare. They are nearly 90% local and grow and make all their incredible food from scratch (including the ketchup!). They are always giving back to the community which makes it the perfect place for all of us to meet, learn a little, and have a great time.

Please RSVP for the event at by February 16th at 8 AM.