Accreditation in ACA, Southeastern

2017 Camp Information Form

Camp Information Form - *required by all camps having a visit in 2017 - Due February 1, 2017

Accreditation Year Timeline

February 1 - Camp Information Forms Due
March - Visitor Assignments Announced (will be sent via email only)
May 1 - Camp Self-Assessment (Required 20-Only) (Word) Review  Completed by Visitor 
June-August - Onsite Visit (most visits take place during these summer months)

Make Sure Your APG Is Updated!

Updates: January 2012, October 2012, September 2014, and September 2015, January 2016

Standards Course

The Standards Courses are for camp directors/camp representatives who would like to have or are scheduled for an accreditation visit in 2017. The person completing the course should be the person involved in preparation for the visit, involved in the Camp-Self Assessment and available on-site during the visit.

  • Basic Standards Course - The ACA Basic Standards Course is specifically designed to help prepare people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits, and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The camp may or may not be currently accredited. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit..
  • Standards Update - The Standards Update Course is designed for the camp director or staff member who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at an ACA-accredited camp in the recent past. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit. Due to revisions to the standards in September 2014, a camp representative must complete a standards course or standards update course, October 2014 or later, before an accreditation visit can occur.

There is NO COST for the course; however, it is necessary to pre-register at least 7 days prior to the course you will be attending. Participants are responsible for their own lunch.

View Upcoming Standards Courses

Camps with Standards Visitors

Camps with a current Standards Visitor on staff/volunteer who are actively involved with the camp are exempt from taking either the Standards Course or Standards Update Course if they so choose. The visitor is expected to be an active part of the visit and present on the day of the vist.

Who to Contact for Standards Related Questions

Deb Jordan
ACA, Southeastern Standards Co-Chair
jordand@ecu.edu

Diane DiCerbo
ACA, Southeastern Standards Co-Chair
ddicerbo@lynn.edu

  • Specific Standards (book) questions & application of Standards
  • Questions or explanation of scoring
  • Appeals/Section Review of scores

Brandie Le Clair
Standards Specialist – Eastern Region
765-349-3536, bleclair@ACAcamps.org

  • Training schedules
  • Administrative questions, resource requests
  • Visitor/Camp contact information
  • General Program questions