Annual Accreditation Report

ACA-Accredited Camps


About the Annual Accreditation Report

The Annual Accreditation Report allows camps to demonstrate compliance with accreditation standards in nonvisit years by submitting a narrative report. The purpose of the report is:

  • Provide evidence of ongoing quality enhancement/improvement efforts, as part of the five-year accreditation cycle
  • Provide education and feedback from trained reviewers for camps in nonvisit years
  • Provide evidence of continual compliance with ACA standards throughout the five-year accreditation cycle.


If your camp is scheduled  on-site accreditation visit in 2018, you do not complete the Annual Accreditation Report.


Congratulations! Getting your AAR in on time pays

We had four lucky AAR Submitters.  Camp professionals  from Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania each won an Amazon gift card just for submitting their 2018 Annual Accreditation Report in a timely manner
The names were  randomly selected from all the eligible report submitters


2018 Annual Accreditation Report: Camps currently accredited and  not scheduled for an onsite visit in 2018  needed to submit an Annual Accreditation Report by February 15, 2018.

Annual Accreditation Report (AAR) Resources

Before you start, review the following information and instructions to help you submit your AAR

Instructions for completing the AAR-written instructions with screenshots and helpful tips

Tutorial for completing the AAR-watch this short video and you'll be set to navigate the AAR

2018 Annual Accreditation Report Questions -Review the AAR questions and if you'd like, prepare your responses in a separate document. Use a  plain text document(.txt file, from Notepad or another Text Editor-not Word) and then  cut/paste your responses into the AAR online submission tool.

2018 Annual Accreditation Report Questions with Sample Responses -Look at sample responses to assist you in preparing your own answers

Maintaining Accreditation in Non-Visit Years - Meet  Walter!

Accreditation 102: Maintaining Accreditation in a Non-Visit Year