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Incorporate these messages everywhere you can – on the phone, in camp tours, camp fairs, in all print literature, videos, website – everywhere!

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Special Note: When referring to your ACA-Accredited® camp status in brochures, letters and video tapes, please use the following copy to describe accreditation:

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Accreditation Announcement Letter
Published Date: 2015-10-05

You want everyone to know how hard you've worked to achieve accreditation - especially those decision makers and funding bodies upon whom your camp relies. Make a point to tell them about it, and encourage questions while you build enthusiasm!

The following form letter is designed to announce your camp's accomplishment. Block and copy the letter, and paste it into your word processor.  Use your camp's stationery and fill in the information about your camp where words are written in CAPITAL letters. 

DATE
CONTACT NAME
CONTACT'S WORK PHONE

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This list of ACA Online Courses and Recorded Webinars shows the ACA standards that would be addressed during the course or recorded webinar. Completing the course/webinar does not in itself "meet" the ACA standard listed. However, by completing the course, the learner will be introduced to topics that will help meet the standard or gain knowledge as to how they might meet the specific standard.

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Your Accreditation Status - Fun and Safety
Published Date: 2015-10-05

ACA Camps Set the Standards

Prestige
Parents nationwide recognize the importance of ACA accreditation when choosing a camp for their child, and they expect you to reach far beyond the minimum state and local regulations. ACA-accreditation status is solid proof of a camp's accountability, credibility, and commitment.

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The health and safety of campers is of utmost importance to the American Camp Association. Because of this, there are several standards that specifically address staff screening, supervision ratios, and topics to be covered during staff training. While there is no “silver bullet” to protect campers from abuse, ACA believes a systematic, multi-prong approach produces the desired outcome of camper protection. The following list is only a partial list of the ACA standards a camp must meet in order to be accredited. 

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This course is designed for the ACA Trainer and is intended for use with new Standards Instructors Course.

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Report from the 2016 Insurance Roundtable: Held at the ACA National Conference
Gaetano De Angelo, Chair, ACA Insurance Committee 

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ACA encourages camps to utilize the following talking points when discussing ACA-Accreditation with the media, parents, or other groups. These key messages will enable you to explain the importance of accreditation and how the process benefits your programs, staff, and campers.

What is ACA-Accreditation?

As a camp director, accreditation provides me with education on key aspects of camp operation, program quality, and the health and safety of campers and staff.

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Statement of Compliance
Published Date: 2016-06-27

American Camp Association Accreditation describes the operations of the programs and services by an owner/director. This may be sought by a camp operating on its own property, on the property belonging to someone else, or by camps who rent/lease facilities to other groups who retain the responsibility for part or all of their own program. Accreditation applies to all camp programs and services offered under the same camp name throughout the year, except for single day events.

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