DCC Conference 2018

June 29 – July 1, 2018
Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, California

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Option 1: Full 3-day Conference – Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Full Conference early bird registration fees are Adult (18+) $275.00 USD, Teen (13-17) $275.00 USD, and Child (3-12) $275.00 USD until March 15, 2018. Registration fees after March 15, 2018 – May 25, 2018 are Adult (18+) $325.00 USD, Teen (13-17) $325.00 USD, and Child (3-12) $325.00 USD. Registration fees after May 25, 2018 – June 5, 2018 will be Adult (18+) $375.00 USD, Teen (13-17) $375.00 USD, and Child (3-12) $375.00 USD.

All registrations must be received by the NODCC Main Office no later than June 5, 2018. Thereafter, registration will be available only at the door for $450.00 per person and will not include meals. 90% cancellation refund if requested in writing prior to April 15, 2018. 50% cancellation refund if requested in writing between April 16 and June 1, 2018. No refunds for cancellations received after June 1, 201i8. Please note the NODCC Central Office will be closed June 25 through July 6, 2018 as staff will be in Costa Mesa, CA to handle conference pre/post planning. However, staff will respond to email to the NODCC and phone inquiries.

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Liability Releases

All attendees are required to sign the DCC Conference Participation Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement and the Photography, Videotape, Audiotape Release Authorization on the back of the conference registration form. Parents are required to sign on behalf of children under age 18, or for those over 18 if the parent is the legal guardian for that individual.

Lodging

The Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92886 USA. http://www.westinsouthcoastplaza.com. A block of rooms(king or 2 double beds) has been held for the NODCC conference attendees only, at the rate of $149.00 USD per night plus tax on a first-reserved basis. Please arrange your lodging reservation with the hotel by calling Phone: (714)540-2500 Online: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/NODCC2018

Reservations must be made before June 5, 2018 to receive the group rate. Hotel rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes. If you wish to extend your visit either before or after the three-day conference, please contact the hotel directly to request the NODCC group rate. Space is based on availability. Parking is $27.00 per day for registered hotel guest. The hotel lobby & meeting rooms may seem chilly to some visitors; please bring a light sweater with you, Don’t forget your swimsuit to play in the outdoor pool!

Meals

The full conference package includes Friday lunch, Friday evening dinner buffet, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening pizza party, and Sunday lunch buffet. On Saturday and Sunday mornings the hotel will offer cash & carry breakfast items for NODCC conference attendees. Restaurants include Lobby Lounge and room service. Many national chain restaurants are also available in the local area.

Airline & Local Transportation Information

The Westin South Coast Plaza is located 3 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).The hotel does offer courtesy shuttle to/from John Wayne Airport. The airport offers car rentals and taxi service. For directions http://www.westinsouthcoastplaza.com/

Conference Funding

Many state, regional and local social services organizations are sources of funding to attend the conference. See information provided by past attendees and other ideas on how to raise funding on our website.

Kids & Teens Camps

The Kids Camp will be available for up to 80 children who are registered conference attendees (with DCC or siblings aged 2–12) on a first registered basis. All children must be registered no later than June 1, 2018. Kindly note that we do not offer care for children under the age of 2 years. The Teens Camp will provide activities for up to 20 teenagers (with DCC or siblings aged 13–17). The camps will be fully staffed by Corporate Kids Events (CKE). For more information, visit the CKE website or call 530-913-4139.

Please note only those children who are paid registrants may attend the camps. Note programs are fully funded through the fundraising efforts of many NODCC families and conference sponsors.

Kids Camp

Open to ages 2 through 12

Red Group

Typically includes children aged 2–7 or those who may be in diapers, who cannot toilet independently, and/or who are unable to walk. Preschool to early elementary activities include lots of playtime with age-appropriate toys, sing-along, storybook reading, and simple art projects. Quiet activities include book reading, puzzles, coloring, Play Dough table, watercolor painting, and children’s movies.

Blue Group

Typically includes children aged 8–12 who are ambulatory, who are toileting independently, and who are capable of independent activity and some self-monitoring. Activities include PlayStation, art projects, puzzles, toys for free play, and organized games.

Teens Camp (open to ages 13 through 17)

Participants (with or without DCC) must be verbal, ambulatory, and able to self-care. Activities include discussion groups, art projects, PlayStation and other interactive competitions, board games, listening to music and much more. The Counselor in Leadership Training Program is a very special program designed for teen siblings. Those registered in the CILT Program will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and training in working with children. Under the CKE Certified Team Building Instructor, those teens selected for this program will earn a Certificate of Completion, which has been used by many teens to earn community service hours.

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Phone: (714) 747-0063
Fax: (714) 693-0808
Email: info@nodcc.org
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