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October 21, 2014
California
A new trend in youth development - camp gardens! Gardens have been linked to improvement of fine and gross motor skills, increased self esteem, improved communication and social skills; and increased sensory awareness. They also help to promote healthy eating, hands on education and opportunities for investigative learning. Come and learn how the camp garden is the new rope course programming option to help further your camp mission and outdoor programming.
November 7, 2014
Occidental , California
ACA's Standards course serves as an introduction to ACA's Standards Program and helps participants prepare for accreditation visits. The course describes the purpose and value of standards and accreditation, and gives an explanation of how the process works and what resources and materials are available. The course offers specific discussion about the requirements of the standards, including: application of the core and specialized activity standards, mandatory standards, and written documentation requirements. For camps being visited in 2015, someone from the camp who will be actively involved in the preparation for the visit, on-site the day of the visit, and actively involved with the camp must attend a course, the Standards Course is for Individuals who are NEW to the Accreditation Process. Individuals who have been actively involved with the accreditation process previously or current visitors will take the Update Course (Standards or Visitor)
November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Occidental , California
ACA's Associate Visitor course helps participants identify the purpose and structure of ACA's accreditation programs and understand the steps of the process at the camp, section, and national levels. Participants become familiar with the legal implications of visitor actions, as well as develop skills in gathering information, making compliance decisions, and consistently applying the standards in a variety of situations. This course stresses the awareness and acceptance of the intent of the standards to represent accepted practices of organized camping. Prerequisite: Participants in the Associate Visitor Course must be at least twenty-one years of age, a current ACA member, and have completed the Standards course and an application endorsed by their local ACA office. Please contact dpinney@acacamps.com if you are interested in this course.
November 18, 2014
California
ACA's Standards Update course serves as a review and update to ACA's accreditation program and helps participants prepare for accreditation visits. This course is appropriate for individuals who have previously been involved in the preparation of materials for an accreditation visit, completed the 2012 Standards Course. Completion of this course is REQUIRED for camps participating in an accreditation visit in 2015. An updated 2012 Accreditation Process Guide (APG) is needed for this course; bring your copy with you to the course. SPACE IS LIMITED.
December 3, 2014
California
ACA's Standards course serves as an introduction to ACA's Standards Program and helps participants prepare for accreditation visits. The course describes the purpose and value of standards and accreditation, and gives an explanation of how the process works and what resources and materials are available. The course offers specific discussion about the requirements of the standards, including: application of the core and specialized activity standards, mandatory standards, and written documentation requirements. For camps being visited in 2015, someone from the camp who will be actively involved in the preparation for the visit, on-site the day of the visit, and actively involved with the camp must attend a course, the Standards Course is for Individuals who are NEW to the Accreditation Process. Individuals who have been actively involved with the accreditation process previously or current visitors will take the Update Course (Standards or Visitor)
December 3, 2014
California
SAVE THE DATE! This day will be designed especially for Visitors and will include the required Visitor Update for 2015. Join with other Northern CA visitor for visitor development, networking and celebration! This day will also include an optional 'evening out'! Watch for more details!
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