ACA Accreditation: Modes of Operation

Day Camp

  • session generally at least five days
  • camper goes home each night
  • operated by the camp staff

Resident Camp

  • sessions generally at least five days
  • operated by camp staff
  • supervision of individual campers is a camp responsibility
  • campers stay overnight
  • camp is responsible for campers 24 hours a day
  • trip and travel camping programs of three nights or more

Short Term Residential

  • sessions are generally three nights or less
  • run and staffed by the camp

Rental or Lease to "Outside" Groups

  • other camps, groups, or programs use the camp's facility
  • camp may supply some staff and services
  • primary responsibility for camper supervision is with the group