ACA e-Standards Course

General Information
While attendance at a face-to-face course is optimal for a variety of reasons, it is not always possible. ACA is now offering a Web-based electronic version of the Standards Course. 

The purpose of the ACA Standards Course is to prepare camp directors and administrators for their accreditation visits and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for persons interested in becoming Visitors. The person completing the ACA Standards Course is expected to assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit and participate in the on-site visit.

Standards Course attendance is required of a camp director/administrator of any camp seeking accreditation when:

  1. This is the first time the camp is to be visited;
  2. S/he is a new director of an already accredited camp; and
  3. There have been major changes in the accreditation program.

You Choose
This electronic version of the ACA Standards Course can be taken asynchronously allowing for increased access to the curriculum by multiple users. The entire course is a series of twelve modules ranging from six to thirty minutes in length.

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— Mike Crevelt

Live Meeting Expectation
Participants will take the online course and are expected to attend a "LIVE" meeting coordinated via conference call, or a face-to-face meeting with someone from their local ACA office as determined by their local Standards Chair or Committee.

Must Have
Participants will need Internet access and will be given access to the course through their local ACA office. Additionally, participants need an Accreditation Process Guide to reference during the course and to facilitate their readiness for the accreditation process. Member camps will receive one complimentary book from their local office. Camps not yet affiliated with ACA or camps needing additional copies can purchase them from the ACA Bookstore.

Course Evaluation
Participants must complete the course evaluation at the survey monkey link provided in the closing module. This is how we will track your participation in the course.


  • This course is FREE