2020 BSA National Aquatics Conference

The Summit Bechtel Reserve – September 30 – October 4, 2020

Registration is Now Open!


Come to share ideas, best practices and fellowship. Grow your council Aquatic Leadership. See the newest ideas in aquatics program and equipment. This four-day aquatics conference is especially well-suited for council program directors, council aquatic committee members, camp aquatic directors and National Camping School staff members.

Some of the topics to be covered include: Maximizing your Council’s Aquatic Facilities, Building an Aquatic Staff – A long term process, Customer Service in Aquatics, CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code updates and its impact on BSA aquatics, Cub Scout aquatics, American Canoe Association and American Red Cross updates, Whitewater Rafting and the BSA, aquatics merit badge updates, where to find new financial resources and grants, regional breakouts, BSA Lifeguard feedback, National Camping School feedback, and the rollout of the NEW 4-part Aquatics Guides – 1) Aquatics Staff Guide (revised), 2) Aquatics Director’s Guide, 3) Aquatics Council Guide, and 4) Aquatics Resources

Several certification opportunities during the workshop are in early planning. Agenda, session details and any added costs for specific certifications or recreational opportunities will be sent out in the summer of 2020.

A half-day of Whitewater rafting, Ziplining or Canopy tours is included in the conference fee.

There will be a vendor fair with information and demonstrations of high-interest aquatics products and services.

The conference fee is $275 and includes meals, dormitory housing, and course materials.

The BSA National Aquatics Conference begins with dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and concludes after breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 4.

This is a first-come, first-served event with participation limited to the first 150 registrants. Registration is open! The deadline to register is August 31, 2020.