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Maintaining Accreditation

This page provides tools and resources to help you and your camp maintain ACA Accreditation.

Accreditation Academy

Expand your learning and professional development via accreditation and standards by using the tools and resources in the Accreditation Academy.

ACA Accreditation

ACA is the only national accrediting body for camps of all types. ACA’s accreditation standards focus on health, safety, and risk management, and are used as benchmarks by government entities. ACA...

Accreditation Overview

The main purpose of the ACA-accreditation program is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the...

Accreditation Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the ACA-Accreditation program. Without Standards Visitors, the American Camp Association would not be able to implement the Accreditation program. Volunteer...

Accreditation Talking Points - For Parents

Have you been asked to address your local PTA? Or your town’s Rotary Club? Do you need some talking points to help you in your presentation about the value of camp—to share the message with parents...

Accreditation Announcement Letter

As a benefit to members, ACA provides sample letters and news releases.

Accreditation Related Trainings

Accreditation Learning opportunities for individuals working with their camps on the accreditation process and training opportunities for prospective and current accreditation volunteers.

Introduction to ACA Accreditation

The American Camp Association is the only nationwide accrediting organization for all types and designs of organized camps. ACA standards focus on health, safety, and risk management practices. ...

Program Overview of Accreditation

Overview of Standards and Accreditation  For 50 years the accreditation process has grown to keep pace with changes in the camp industry, expectations of the public, and the challenges of...