Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Summer Camp Job Fair

You are cordially invited to join the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration (RPTA) and the American Camp Association, Illinois at the 2017 Western Illinois University Summer Camp Job Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Registration Information

The registration fee is $75 for one staff member; additional staff members are $25 each.

 Your registration fee includes:

  • Networking opportunities with RPTA faculty, WIU students, and fellow camp directors
  • Admission to the social on the night of Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
  • Space at the fair that has been advertised to WIU’s 10,000+ students, local community colleges, and Macomb High School
  • A campus parking permit for the day of the fair
  • A box lunch on the day of the fair

You may pay by check or credit card. Checks should be made out to RPTA and mailed to the address listed below. If you prefer to pay by credit card, please call the RPTA office at 309-298-1967. If you need to be invoiced to process payment, please indicate this when you register.

Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration
ATTN: Summer Camp Job Fair
Currens Hall 400
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Please register online here by January 15, 2017 . Table placements at the fair will be based on registration dates. The sooner we receive your registration, the closer your table will be to the main entrance.

Summer Camp Job Fair Itinerary

Wednesday, January 25, 2017                                                6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer Camp Job Fair Social                                               Location: Horn Field Campus

This open house, networking opportunity will allow camp directors to engage fellow camp directors, WIU faculty, students, and community members. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, January 26, 2017                                                    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer Camp Job Fair                                                          Location: University Ballroom


ACA Basic Standards Course                                                 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

The ACA Basic Standards Course (5 CECs) is specifically designed to help prepare people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits, and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The camp may or may not be currently accredited. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit. There is no charge for this course, and ACA membership is not required.  

Summer Camp Job Fair                                                          11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Day and resident camps are invited to visit campus to interact with students, including a large number form the Chicagoland area. Attending the fair provides you with a wonderful opportunity to recruit students from a wide variety of majors, and to network with fellow camp directors. Last year’s attendees had the opportunity to interact with 49 camp directors and more than 250 students. We expect the year’s Summer Camp Job Fair to be even larger.

Lodging Information

There are a wide range of accommodations available for Summer Camp Job Fair. In addition to corporate hotels, there are opportunities to stay on campus.

Student Union Hotel

WIU Guest and Conference Services

Horn Field Campus

Free lodging available at the Horn Field Campus (space is limited, so contact 309-298-1967 to make reservations)

Contact Information

We look forward to having your camp at the Western Illinois University Summer Camp Job Fair. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Cerone at or Jeremy Robinett, Assistant Professor, at You may also call the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration.