Each October, SoDakSACA sponsors a statewide conference for professionals working with school-age children to fit its mission in promoting quality improvement through professional development. Approximately 200 after school directors and staff and others attend this annual conference for the excellent keynotes, workshop sessions and networking opportunities it affords.
Who should attend?
SoDakSACA welcomes anyone who works with, or has an interest in elementary and middle school children and youth in their out-of-school time to attend their annual conference. Staff of after school programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H youth leaders, Boy & Girl Scout leaders, City Park & Recreation, and faith-based youth organizations would benefit from the conference. School administrators, advisory and school boards, and teachers are also invited.
At the annual conference, SoDakSACA awards a person, organization or business the ‘SACCY’ award in recognition of their leadership and support in the field of school age care in South Dakota. Nominations (made by SoDakSACA members only) must be made by September 15 to be considered.
SoDakSACA Pre-Conference – Thursday, October 7th – 4:30pm – 8:30pm
21st Annual Conference – October 7th, 8th & 9th 2021
October 10, 11, 12, 2019 – Spearfish Holiday Inn
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October 11-13, 2018 – Sioux Falls Ramkota
Thursday pre-conference 5:00 pm
Friday-Saturday conference 8:00-4:00
Friday evening Lights On Afterschool 5:30 pm at the Overlook Café at the Falls
Pre-conference and conference are in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota.
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- 2013 Conference Intro
- Conference at a Glance
- Conference Registration: Organizations can register 5 or 10 people to be members of SoDakSACA at a discounted membership rate. You may also register members who may not be able to come to the conference to utilize the full discount. If registering for a group rate, fill out both the Conference registration form (director, or main member) and the members form. If registering as an individual, just complete the conference registration form.
- SoDakSACA Leadership Award (SACCY)
- RFP for Workshops
- Vendor Registration and Information
- Candidate Application for the Board of Directors
- Lights On Afterschool
The 2010 Conference Chair is Ryan Zens.
He is director of the Fit-n-Fun Afterschool Program in Rapid City, and can be reached at: email@example.com
Ryan is really excited to welcome everyone to our 11th annual conference, which is being held October 15-16, 2010 in Deadwood, SD. This is going to be a great conference, with some fantastic keynote speakers, special activities, and a bit of western fun thrown in! Please contact Ryan if you’d like to help with the conference. Ya’ll plan on comin’ now, ya hear???
The 2009 Conference Chair is Jan Stange. She is director of the Great Afterschool Place (GAP) in Brookings, and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan is excited to welcome everyone to our 10th annual conference, which is being held October 9-10, 2009 in Chamberlain, SD. This is our 10th anniversary celebration, and special activities are being planned! Please contact her if you’d like to help with the conference.
The 2008-2009 Conference Chair is Jan Stange. She is director of the Great Afterschool Place (GAP) in Brookings. She can be reached at: email@example.com. Jan is excited to welcome everyone to our 9th annual conference, which is being held October 3-4, 2008 in Watertown, SD. Please contact her if you’d like to help with the conference.