Accreditation Information for ACA, Evergreen

Accreditation Year Timeline

February 1 - Camp Information Forms due
March 1 - New camp accreditation application/fee due
March - Visitor assignments announced
May 1 - Camp Self-Assessment (Required 20-Only) (Word) review completed by visitor 
June-August - Onsite visit (most visits take place during these summer months)
October - Camps are notified of accreditation status

Make Sure Your APG Is Updated!

Updates: January 2012, October 2012, September 2014, and September 2015, January 2016

Virtual Office Hours for Accreditation in 2018

Working on preparing for your upcoming visit? Join us for virtual office hours each month to help you walk through some of the specifics of your accreditation preparation. Learn about resources available from ACA, dig deeper into each section of standards, get an organizing tip of the month, and more. Each session will include opportunity for open discussion, questions and coaching with western region Standards Instructors and ACA Staff.

Sessions will take place on Zoom. Internet connection, speakers/microphone are required. A webcam is optional. Details will be sent in confirmation 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Pre-requisite: Actively working on Accreditation for 2018 and you must have an APG to use during these virtual office hours. Completion of a standards course prior to participating in virtual office hours is ideal.

 

Date Standards Section
10/25/17 - 2 p.m. PST HR- view recording
11/28/17 - 2 p.m. PST OM- view recording
12/13/17 - 2 p.m. PST TR- view recording
01/18/18 - 2 p.m. PST PD & PT- view recording
02/09/18 - 2 p.m. PST HW- view recording
03/15/18 - 2 p.m. PST PA- view recording
04/24/18 - 2 p.m. PST SF- view recording

2018 Camp Information Form

Camp Information Form - *required by all camps having a visit in 2018 - Due February 1, 2018

Standards Course

The Standards Courses are for camp directors/camp representatives who would like to have or are scheduled for an accreditation visit in 2018. A person completing the course on behalf of a camp must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.

A camp representative must complete a basic standards course or standards update course (if appropriate), October 2014 or later, before a 2018 accreditation visit. There is no charge for this course, and ACA membership is not required. Any participant from a currently accredited camp should bring the camp’s updated copy of the Accreditation Process Guide, 2012 Edition, or download a copy of the standards as a report from My Accreditation. 

  • Basic Standards Course - The ACA Basic Standards Course (5 CECs) prepares people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits and serves as an introduction to the accreditation process for people interested in becoming accreditation visitors. A person completing the course on behalf of a camp must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.
  • Standards Update - Prerequisite: Prior completion of the Basic Standards Course, October 2011 or later.
    The ACA Standards Update Course (1.5 CECs) is a review for the camp director or staff member who has previously taken the Basic Standards Course and been actively involved in an ACA accreditation visit in the recent past. A person completing the course on behalf of a camp must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit.
  • Camps with Standards Visitors - Camps with a current Standards Visitor on staff/volunteer who are actively involved with the camp are exempt from taking either the Standards Course or Standards Update Course if they so choose. The visitor is expected to be an active part of the visit and present on the day of the visit. Visitors must be current members and be current in training.

View Upcoming Standards Courses

Who to Contact for Standards-Related Questions

Danielle Pinney
Standards Manager - ACA, Western Region
765-349-3523 or dpinney@ACAcamps.org

Chad Lawson
Standards Co-Chair - ACA, Evergreen
ChadL@campfireseattle.org

Steve Shively
Standards Co-Chair - ACA, Evergreen
steve.shively@gmail.com