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Barista Camp - June 2-5, 2013

Jun 02, 2013 3:00pm - Jun 05, 2013 12:00pm
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Education: North America
Category: Educational Seminar or Lecture


Lake Lawn Resort
2400 E. Geneva St.
Delavan, WI 53115

Why attend?
Barista Camp is an event focused on offering educational courses and content for baristas who want to take their skills to the next level. You will have the opportunity to advance your professional development as well as take steps toward a BGA Certificate. Barista camp offers a unique opportunity for all skill levels to have hands on training with some of the most innovative and dynamic baristas in the country. Camp also provides access to some of the most emerging coffee roasters and equipment manufacturers in the specialty coffee industry. This event offers great community networking and fellowship. And at this fantastic price point, you have no excuse not to attend! Compared to private training programs or even SCAA workshops taken individually, you are saving a bundle. Advance your career and get the most cutting edge information and education from the highest level of professional baristas and trainers in the industry.

Who should attend?
-Baristas and coffee professionals with all levels of experience looking for education and community building.
-Both small and large retailers looking to advance their training and in-store service programs
-Those seeking advancement in BGA and SCAA certficate programs.  A variety of courses will be offered that count toward BGA Level 1, BGA Level 2 and Coffee Tasters Certificates

Registration includes: Lodging (type based on registration price selection), meals per schedule, and access to all workshops & lectures. Price does NOT include: Certificate Testing, Airfare, Transportation, Alcohol or Personal Expenses

Please CLICK HERE to read registration information and pricing options before registering for this event.

Please CLICK HERE for the preliminary camp schedule and course offerings and HERE for course descriptions.  Please also read the guidelines for registering for coursework and certificate testing prior to completing your registration.  You will receive a confirmation with a link to register for classes once your registration is complete.  If you do not receive the confirmation, please check your junk mail.  Please complete your class requests as soon as possible.  There are limited spaces available in each class and will be assigned first come, first serve.  If you do not have previous SCAA experience you will need to register for Level 1 classes.  To be eligible for Level 2 courses you must have a BGA Level 1 Certificate or have passed the CP190 Exam.  Please read the BGA Handbook for full prerequisites and BGA policy on course enrollment and testing (p. 2-5).  BGA HANDBOOK  You will have the opportunity to choose classes after registration.  Please look for a confirmation in an email with a link to choose classes.  If you do not receive a confirmation email,please check your junk mail.

Lake Lawn Resort  is located in Delavan, WI.  The closest airport is Milwaukee which is about 40 minutes away though Chicago is a great option as well.  O'Hare is approximately 90 minutes away.  We will have a shuttle available for $60 round trip from the Milwaukee Airport only (one way options available for $30).  There will be a pick ups at the airport at 12 PM and 3 PM on June 2nd.  Return offerings on June 5th will leave the resort at 8 AM and 11 AM only.  You will have the opportunity to sign up for a shuttle during registration under the sessions tab.  Please book air accordingly as we will only have shuttles at the designated times.   

All reservations are assigned by SCAA and based on your registration price selection. Although roommate requests are accepted, they cannot be guaranteed. Rooms will NOT be assigned co-ed unless each person requests the other attendee as a roommate.  If you have further questions regarding lodging at Barista Camp, please e-mail Carrie Gibson at  You will have the opportunity to submit roommate requests during registration.

If you require additional room nights at Lake Lawn outside of the program dates, please contact Par Avion at: 


Camp fees are non-refundable once purchased. 

The SCAA IDP will offered on June 2nd for an additional fee.  If you are interested in participating in this course, you will have the opportunity to selct as a session during checkout.  If you do not want to select, just click next.

The BGA Level 1 Practical Exam (EXAM BP-1) and BGA Level 2 Practical Exam (EXAM BP-2) will be given in conjunction with Barista Camp but are not included in registration fee. In order to offer proper testing environment and to maintain the integrity of our exams, there will be a limited number of test offerings. If you are interested in completing testing for a BGA Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate you must register for it separately for an additional fee. YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP FOR A TEST DURING REGISTRATION.  OU MUST SELECT THE OPTION ON THE SECOND REGISTRATION PAGE UNDER SESSIONS.  Level 1 Tests will be given on June 4/5. Level 2 Tests will be offered on arrival day only for those who have already completed all Level 2 coursework. Appointments for testing will not be made on site.  THE COST FOR THE PRACTICAL ONLY IS $95.00.  See below for new test structure guideline.

As of June 1, 2013 SCAA will be conducting all knowledge tests in our Certificate Programs (ie “written tests”) in a secure online format.  This exciting new digital system will allow for easier participant access to tests (all that is needed is a computer that has internet access and a working webcam) as well as faster turnaround times for reporting of results and awarding of credits and Certificates.  The new online format will also allow participants all over the world, even those that cannot attend events, to take SCAA knowledge tests when it is convenient for them in the comfort of their own home or business.  The tests will automatically be available in 39 languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French, Russian, and Italian to better serve our growing international student base.

Eligible students enrolled in BGA Certificate Programs will receive individual enrollment assignments from SCAA and a window of approximately two weeks in which to register and take the test at the time of the student’s choosing.  All tests will be monitored by a live remote professional proctor, and a webcam is required to allow the proctor to monitor students during testing.  For Barista Camp attendees, eligible students will receive their assignments following Camp.

Skills tests requiring practical assessment (with equipment, etc) will not be affected.  Practical tests will be delivered on-site at Barista Camp as well as at future SCAA events and trainings.  Please see for the most up-to-date offering of practical tests.

The SCAA professional development programs depend on member feedback and continuous innovation in order to provide the most relevant and impactful programs that help our members advance individual company goals, creating a more vibrant and healthy industry.  This initiative represents the culmination of years of member feedback, research, and negotiation and we are thrilled to take this very important step!

Early registration ends on Apr 26, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Apr 27, 2013 and ends on Apr 27, 2013.
Late registration starts on Apr 28, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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