Learning & Resources

Earning and maintaining ACA accreditation takes time and commitment.  ACA has many resources available to help you through this process including the web-based tool, the Accreditation Portal, samples of policies and procedures, and forms and additional information that will assist you in this process.  

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Expand your learning and professional development via accreditation and standards by visiting the all new Accreditation Academy.

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On-demand video library breaking down different topics of standards to explore meaning, context and gain helpful hints to build your standards knowledge and confidence.

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Find an accreditation or visitor-related event that fits your schedule.

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Finding the qualified staff and volunteers is a big task. Check out the resources you can use to help you find the industry experts and providers that meet the standards for certification across aquatics, adventure/challenge, first aid/cpr, horseback riding and more.

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Verifying best practices for the extensive range of camps requires a system that is broadly applicable and constantly updated. Currently, states vary significantly in their oversight of camp operations.

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Resources help you promote your accreditation through proper logo use, press releases, announcements, key messages, links to ACA's parent information site, and more.

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Access the member portal for all the tools to help with maintaining your camp's accreditation.