American Red Cross

In order to meet several of the American Camp Association standards, certification in CPR/AED, first aid, or lifeguarding is required. To assist ACA-accredited camps in meeting these standards, ACA is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the American Red Cross that will provide a 20-percent discount for Red Cross Health and Safety training for ACA-accredited camps! 

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

  • Red Cross Training Service courses that an ACA-accredited camp offers as an authorized provider.
  • Full-Service Courses provided by the American Red Cross at an ACA-accredited camp’s location.
  • Make sure you have updated your agreement with Red Cross to ensure the discount is reflected in your pricing.

The discount is automatically applied when the course record is submitted; no coupon needed for course record entry.

At this time, the American Camp Association requires that any aquatic, first aid, and CPR/AED certification must include, at minimum, 50 percent of course time spent on in-person instruction, hands-on practice, and skills assessment under the direct supervision of a certified instructor. If the preceding requirement is met, it is acceptable to complete a Blended Learning course which includes an online portion and an Instructor-led classroom skills session.

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 US 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.

To access the discount, you will need to have an active ACA individual membership.