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 by April 1, before the beginning of the camp season and the on-site visit. There are 26 standards included in the Written Documentation Review (WDR). Non-accredited camps must submit the WDR to move forward with a site visit. 

ACA offers multiple resources for the Written Documentation Review (WDR)

Digital Written Documentation

We strongly encourage all camps to prepare ALL written documentation in a digital format. Organize in a cloud file storage space (Google drive, Dropbox, BOX, etc).  See more tips on preparing written documentation.

Accreditation Visit Preparation Tools

Camp Huddles: videos series that takes a deeper dive into the accreditation process

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