Thank You, Welcome, and Farewell to Members of the National Standards Commission

October 15, 2018
NSC members

September is transition time for the National Standards Commission (NSC) and this year was no different.  We’d like to say thank you to all NSC members and recognize those who have recently rolled off the commission, those who are continuing in service, and welcome our new members. 

Welcome to new Members of the NSC with terms beginning September 2018 include:

  • Nancy Hartmann (ACA New England)
  • Mary Anne Killeen (ACA New York New Jersey)
  • Reid McKnight (ACA Rocky Mountain)
  • Sandy Weaver (ACA Keystone)

Continuing on the NSC:

  • Jude Bevan – Chair (ACA Southeastern)
  • Kurt Podeszwa (ACA Texoma)
  • Dan Reynolds (ACA Ohio)
  • Heather Steward (ACA Northern California)

And, many thanks for outgoing members:

  • Gail Albers (ACA Rocky Mountain)
  • Jed Buck (ACA New York New Jersey)
  • John Dovic (ACA Southeastern)
  • Beth Johns-Thomas (ACA New England)

Your time, effort, commitment and sharing of knowledge is greatly appreciated.

The National Standards Commission (NSC) is charged with the oversight of the Association’s accreditation program. The purposes for which this program exists, and to which the NSC is committed, are:

  • To fulfill the ends of the American Camp Association and
  • To deliver a rigorous but accessible accreditation program based on standards and an accreditation process that:
  1. Provides an educational tool for camp directors and staff. The role of ACA standards as an educational tool is foremost to the accreditation program.
  2. Focuses on health, welfare, and risk management related to the camp experience.
  3. Is administered through a team effort of camp staff, ACA volunteers, and ACA staff.
  4. Establishes benchmarks by which the public can judge the commitment of a camp program to high standards.