California Leadership Conference: Fish Camp

February 7, 2018–February 9, 2018
Tenaya Lodge, 1122 Hwy 41, Fish Camp, CA


We invite you to enhance your effectiveness as a Christian school leader by joining us at the ACSI California Leadership Conference from Wednesday, February 7 through Friday, February 9, 2018 at the beautiful Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, California. Experts in the field - including Dr. Gene Frost, Dr. Alan Pue, and Simon Jeynes - who have faced challenges and difficulties similar to the ones you face regularly, will provide keynote presentations, workshops, and other training opportunities that will equip you with strategies to overcome obstacles and fulfill the Christ-centered missions of your schools. Sessions will be relevant to those serving in schools that range from EE through grade 12. Separate EE breakout sessions will be led by Dr. Suzie Mohler.

In addition to great professional development, there will be plenty of opportunities for you and your team to take in the beautiful surroundings. Come ready to enjoy various outdoor activities, participate in the golf tournament on Wednesday, or take a short trip to one of the most picturesque places on the planet, Yosemite Valley. You may also want to simply enjoy the lodge, cozy up by the fire, and relax. No matter your preference, we encourage you to join us for three outstanding days of leadership development, fellowship with like-minded Christian school leaders, and encouragement during your busy school year. This is an investment in yourself and your team that will pay important dividends. 

For additional information, including speaker biographies and the complete schedule of events, please review the conference flyer



Conference Cost

The cost for the conference includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, and event registration.

$624 Single occupancy - per person

$499 Double occupancy - per person

$460 Triple occupancy - per person


Additional Resources

Conference Flyer

Golf Tournament Information and Registration Form

Directions to Tenaya Lodge


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