ACA supports your camp or program with staff training resources, risk management tools, quality assessment tools, advocacy, experts, networking, savings, and more!
By becoming a member or accredited camp of ACA, your organization is communicating its commitment to a quality camp experience — one of professionalism, qualified staff, and superior programming. As a member of ACA, your camp will become a dynamic and knowledgeable resource in the youth development field, better equipped to serve its campers, participants, and families.
Organizations who become members of ACA may also choose to accredit their camps or programs. ACA-accredited camps and member camps enjoy many benefits.
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|Features & Benefits for Camps||Members||Accredited Members|
|Be a Leader in the Field — ACA's accreditation program helps you meet the expectations of the industry and parents: Over 275 standards relating to program quality and camper/staff health and safety.||X|
|Premier listing in Find a Camp, ACA's online camp search database.||X|
|Use of the ACA-Accredited Camp logo.||X|
|Access to ACA's camper scholarship program.||X|
|Gain Public Trust — Promoting your ACA accreditation offers enhanced recognition and credibility.||X|
|Free access to ACA's quality assessment toolkit.||X|
|Discounts from Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) so your camp is in compliance with federal copyright laws when showing movies.||X|
|Discounts from the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for all the music you use at camp.||X|
|Increase Quality through Accreditaiton — Education and mentoring from trained standards visitors who are dedicated to helping you create a quality camp operation.||X|
|Increase Quality through Education — ACA's education and professional development offerings support quality programs and staff.||X||X|
|Benefit from Advocacy — ACA's advocay program includes you. We speak to the public on the value of camp and on behalf of camper and program safety.||X||X|
|Committed Member of the Camp Community — Through participation in professional development, education, and networking.||X||X|
|Leading Authority in Youth Development — Working to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience for more children and adults.||X||X|
|Listing in Find a Camp, ACA's online camp search database.||X||X|
|Individual ACA memberships included in camp dues or fees.||X||X|
|Savings on ACA products and services. Currently accredited camps receive some services at a greater discount (e.g., job postings for qualified staff). During the pilot period, ACA will be evaluating the opportunity for deeper discounts on a variety of products and services for accredited camps.||X||X|
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