Important Information Regarding Revisions to the ACA Standards

October 2014

A key role of the American Camp Association's National Standards Commission (NSC) is to regularly review and update (as needed) the ACA standards.

Standards Revisions

After an 18-month process, significant revisions have been made to the standards related to staff screening (HR.3 Hiring Policies*, HR.4 Annual Staff Screening*, and HR.5 New Staff Screening*); and to PD.25 Archery Safety* and PD.26 Rifle, Pellet Gun, and Air Gun Safety*. Clarification was also included for several standards in the health and wellness (HW.5*, HW.14, HW.19, HW.24) and the operational management (OM.8 and OM.13) sections. All applicable mandatory standards require immediate compliance.

Revisions were also made to the Contextual Education for a few standards. View a full set of these revisions. From this site you may download and print the pages with revisions to insert in your current Accreditation Process Guide 2012 Edition or request a packet of the changes be mailed to you. You will also find directions on how to access a fully updated set of standards (which can be customized for your camp or program).

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*Denotes MANDATORY standard.