All camps must meet the applicable mandatory standards to be accredited. During the standards visit for camp accreditation, if the visitor(s) identify noncompliance with any applicable mandatory standard the camp is given notification to encourage immediate corrective action to bring the camp into compliance with the standard.  When this noncompliance is identified the camp accreditation status (if previously accredited) becomes CONDITIONAL as of the date of the notification. The corrective actions must be completed immediately, with documentation sent to the ACA Administrative Office within SEVEN (7) days. This material will be copied and forwarded immediately to your local office and visitor to be evaluated. If effective and remedial steps are taken as outlined, and if all other accreditation criteria are met, the camp will be eligible for full accreditation, subject to LCOL/Board approval. Failure to respond to the notice within SEVEN days will automatically remove accreditation without further notice for accredited camps.

Process for Camps

  1. Carefully review the missed mandatory standard in the Accreditation Process Guide
  2. Take action as stated by your visit team on the Immediate Correction Action (ICA) form written the day of the visit.
  3. Contact your visitor, standards chair, or ACA staff if you have questions.

For each standard requiring immediate corrective action, separately address each standard and include the following on or with your documentation submission:

  1. Standard number
  2. Documentation for the standard that indicates the corrective action and compliance

Additionally, include in your submission:

  1. Camp Name and ACA number
  2. Date of the site visit
  3. Name, phone, and email of person submitting
  4. The Immediate Corrective Action (ICA) form from the visit

Do not submit directly to your visitor!

Ready to Submit Immediate Corrective Action (ICA)

Upload the above information to:  Submit ICA

Submission of immediate corrective action must be within seven (7) days of the site visit. All camps must meet the applicable mandatory standards to be accredited.

After the Submission

Once received in the ACA administrative office, your submission materials will immediately be shared with your lead visitor, your local office standards chair, and ACA staff and visitor to be evaluated. If effective and remedial steps are taken according to the guidelines above, and if all other accreditation criteria are met, your camp will be eligible for full accreditation, subject to LCOL/Board approval.

Attention Visitors

  • Write a "no" comment on the score form for each missed mandatory standard.
  • Only list one (1) missed mandatory standard per Immediate Corrective Action Notification (ICA).
  • Ensure the camp keeps a copy of the front and back of the notification and next steps.
  • Include all ICA's with the score form for submission.