On-Site Visit Preparation

Accreditation Process Guide

The Accreditation Process Guide should be current and up to date. The Accreditation Process Guide v.2019 located in the Accreditation Portal is always up to date. If you have a published copy of the Accreditation Process Guide, be sure your APG includes these pull and replace pages.

Written Documentation Review (WDR)

Included in Required Written Documentation Review is noted on specific standards that require written documentation to be submitted and reviewed before the beginning of the camp season and the on-site visit (this deadline is May 1). ACA offers multiple resources for the WDR:

Digital Written Documentation for 2021 Visits

Due to the current pandemic, we are strongly encouraging all camps with an on-site visit in 2021 to prepare ALL written documentation in a digital format. Organize in a cloud file storage space (google drive, dropbox, box, etc) that can easily be shared with your visit team to review virtually. This will help minimize the length of in-person time to review documents during your visit. More information regarding Safe & Smart Visits in 2021 will be released in February- stay tuned.

Accreditation Visit Preparation Tools

Tips & Tricks

Accreditation Portal

Portal access is a benefit for accredited camps and camps seeking accreditation, and accreditation fees must be current for access. Access requires individual login. Highlights of the portal include:

  • Digital Accreditation Process Guide (APG) v.2019
  • Camp Information Form
  • Written Documentation Review
  • Annual Statement of Compliance

Accreditation Portal