Annual Accreditation Report (AAR)

Annual Accreditation Report (AAR)

2020 Annual Accreditation Report

  • Camps currently accredited and not scheduled for an onsite visit in 2020 need to submit an AAR by February 1, 2020.
  • For camps visited prior to 2018, the  Annual Accreditation Report references standards found in the Accreditation Process Guice, 2012  Editions plus the NEW MANDATORY standards for 2019.
  • For camps visited in 2019 and beyond, the AAR and all facets of accreditation reference the  Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition.

If your camp is scheduled for an on-site accreditation visit in 2020, you do not complete the Annual Accreditation Report.

If your camp is scheduled for an on-site accreditation visit in 2020, your Camp Information Form is due  February 1 and your Written Document Review is due May 1.

Resources for Completing the AAR

Sign In to AAR


About the Annual Accreditation Report

The Annual Accreditation Report allows camps to demonstrate compliance with accreditation standards in non-visit years by submitting a narrative report. The purpose of the report is to:

  • Provide evidence of ongoing quality enhancement/improvement efforts, as part of the five-year accreditation cycle;
  • Provide education and feedback from trained reviewers for camps in non-visit years;
  • Provide evidence of continual compliance with ACA standards throughout the accreditation cycle in non-visit years.

It is the camp’s responsibility to save a copy of responses to the AAR questions. ACA will not maintain AAR responses. 



Getting your AAR in on time pays

Four lucky winners for 2019!! Just for submitting their Annual Accreditation Report in a timely manner, four camp professionals each won gift cards! From our January 1 and 15 drawings:  Camp directors from ACA Southeastern, Northland, New England and New York/New Jersey each won an Amazon gift card. The names were randomly selected from all the eligible report submitters. 

Submit your Annual Accreditation Report by January 1, 2020 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a gift card.