Anyone interested in learning more in the ACA accreditation process and those preparing for an upcoming accreditation visit. This course is specifically designed for an individual who has not previously had responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the visit. This might be a camp/program going through the visit the first time OR a new director/administrator at a currently accredited camp.
Who: This course is designed for the director/staff who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at a currently accredited camp in the past. If you have not assisted with the preparations, please register for the Standards Course (vs. this update course).
The Associate Visitor Course provides training to individuals who wish to volunteer to conduct accreditation visits. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a visitor, including legal implications of visitor actions; develop information-gathering skills; and learn to use resources available to make consistent compliance decisions. Participants will also understand the educational value of the accreditation process and become positive representatives and advocates for ACA. There is no charge for this course.
Come gain knowledge and resources on the latest inclusive practices and network with others in the field! The conference will include training on serving families effectively, building lifelong friendships for children, achieving positive behaviors, preventing and handling bullying, and creating accessible activities among other topics. This inspiring event is for all people who desire to ensure no child sits on the sidelines. CEUs are available through a partnership with UMass-Boston and the Educational Endorsement of the American Camp Association.
The ACA 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.
Join Southeastern for this first –time event of “Kitchen Convergent Tours” as we tour 3 camps in Northeast Georgia: Camp Glisson( Dahlonega, GA) , URJ Camp Coleman and Camp and Camp Barney Medintz (Cleveland, GA). Get a behind the scenes look at how other camps serve youth, and share ideas about what works in your dining hall. Guest Speaker, Genie Gunn, will teach you how to “audit” your camp’s food culture. Lunch is included in registration. 10am – 3pm