New Director Orientation Facilitator's Course Materials and Resources

Here are some additional resources for NDO Facilitators. Some of these resources were not included in the NDO Curriculum PDF becasue they are left as original templates so facilitators can download and cutomize them for each course. As we get new resources, we will also place them on this page so all Faciliatators can update their NDO curriculum.

Instructor Update Course

This course serves as a review of standards revisions and changes for currently certified instructors and associate instructors. Curriculum links contains the notes view of the PowerPoint slide deck (actual curriculum is in the "notes" portion), participant handouts, and instructor resources

ACA New Standards Instructor Course


Thursday, December 3 (2 pm start), through Saturday, December 5, 2015 (noon finish)

Briarwood Retreat Center in Argyle, TX – near Dallas/Fort Worth

This location offers great amenities for the New Instructor course which includes, god proximity to a major airport, ability to serve a variety of dietary needs, wireless internet access, nice meeting rooms and hotel style sleeping rooms, and a peaceful setting.

Member & Customer Outreach Resources

Welcome to your Membership Marketing Resource page. This page is designed to be the single location for all of your ACA membership marketing needs. We welcome your comments. If you have any questions about the resources listed below or have suggestions for additional resources, please contact Grechen Throop at 800-428-2267, ext. 517, or via e-mail.

A Community of Values

I spent last summer on Lake LBJ in Marble Falls, Texas, working at a camp where I had spent many previous summers: Camp Champions. Tucked away in the hill country of central Texas, Camp Champions has a long history of hiring great role models, as well as a rich tradition of integrating values into everyday activities. Each May, camps come alive with traditions, rituals, and spirit, and it wasn’t until this past summer that I realized how similar camp is to my outside-of-camp career.

Standards Trainer Volunteers


Standards Course 2015
This course is intended for those individuals that are new to the ACA Accreditation process (includes both those new to ACA and those new to the process. 

Standards Update Course 2015
The Standards Update Course serves as review of the ACA Accreditation Program and helps participants prepare for their upcoming visit.