Rocky Mountain Fall Conference - Accreditation Related Courses

Monday, November 18, 2019
9:00am to 2:00pm

Accreditation Process Workshop

Audience: This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2020 and beyond. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Every camp being visited must have at least one person who completes the workshop on behalf of the camp; that person 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.

Workshop Objectives: Participants leave feeling excited, engaged, and ready to prepare for an accreditation visit. They know where to find and how to use information, resources, and technology provided by ACA. They can navigate the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition to understand compliance and applicability of standards, including all revisions to the standards and the accreditation process, and they can articulate the steps in the visit timeline and the responsibilities of the camp and the visitors.

Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition: The printed version will be shipped to current fee-paying camps being visited in 2020 (1 per camp), beginning in the fall. All other camps paying accreditation fees have access to an electronic version of the standards online via the ACA website. Non-fee-paying camps and camps wanting additional printed copies can purchase these through the bookstore

Workshop Information:

  • More information will be shared in Course Reminder e-mail sent two days before course.
  • Please be sure to download learning materials prior to the workshop. You may bring them printed or electronically on the day of the workshop. 
  • Bring a sack lunch and water bottle.  

Registration Deadline: November 8, 2019

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Wednesday, November 20 through Thursday, November 21, 2019
2:00pm to 2:00pm (students will stay overnight at the Nature Place)

Associate Visitor Course

Audience: This workshop is designed for ACA members who wish to volunteer as accreditation visitors.

Workshop Objectives: Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a visitor, including legal implications of visitor actions; develop information-gathering skills; and use resources available to make consistent compliance decisions. Participants will also understand the educational value of accreditation and become positive representatives and advocates for ACA.

Prerequisites: Age 21 or older; current individual ACA membership; submission of Associate Visitor Application approved by the ACA local office; completion of current Accreditation Process Workshop; completion of online segment (approx. 2 hours) prior to the in-person course.

Workshop Information:

  • More information will be shared about online pre-course work once registration and application are submitted.
  • Please be sure to download learning materials prior to the course. You may bring them printed or electronically on the day of the workshop. 
  • Bring a snack to share with the group and water bottle.  
  • Program supplies and meals will be provided. 
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from the course.

Initial Action Steps: 

Application Deadline: October 25, 2019

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Questions? Contact: Tori Barnes, Standards Manager- Western Region | 765-349-3527