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In order to meet several of the American Camp Association standards, certification in CPR/AED, First Aid or Lifeguarding are required. To assist ACA accredited camps meet these standards, ACA is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the American Red Cross that will provide a 20% discount for Red Cross Health and Safety training for ACA accredited camps!  Details of this partnership are outlined below. 

Your 20% discount for Red Cross Health and Safety training applies to:

  • Lifeguarding, Junior Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, Babysitter's Training, First Aid/ CPR/AED for the lay and professional level courses that the ACA accredited camp offers as an Authorized Provider.
  • Lifeguarding, Junior Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, Babysitter's Training, First Aid/ CPR/AED for the lay and professional level full service courses (provided at the ACA accredited camp’s location and at their convenience by qualified Red Cross instructors).

To get started:

  • Contact your American Red Cross Aquatics Representative.
    Authorized Providers must have a current Red Cross Authorized Provider Agreement in place.
  • Provide your contact information, ACA Accredited Camp Number and the Discount Code for training: AMERICANCAMP0414
  • Coordinate with your Aquatics Representative to select the list of courses that you will be offering as an Authorized Provider or that you would like to have taught as full service courses.

The discount is applied when the course record is submitted. 

At this time, the American Camp Association requires that any aquatic, first aid, and CPR/AED certification must include, at minimum, 50% of course time to include in-person instruction, hands-on practice, and skills assessment under the direct supervision of a certified instructor. It is acceptable to have a portion of the course be completed online (course readings, etc.).  Note that the discount does not apply to Learn-to-Swim Facility Fees or to Aquatic Examiner Service fees.

In addition, coupon code ACA1920 grants 10% OFF Supplies & Products for American Camp Association members. The coupon expires on June 1, 2020. The coupon cannot be combined with other site promotions. Improper use of the coupon code, including, but not limited to, selling of the coupon code is prohibited. This action could result in the voiding of the coupon code if used and may constitute fraud. Visit the  Red Cross Online Store to receive this discount, use the discount code: ACA1920.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.