Annual Accreditation Report

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About the Annual Accreditation Report

The Annual Accreditation Report allows camps to demonstrate compliance with accreditation standards in nonvisit 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 nonvisit years
  • Provide evidence of continual compliance with ACA standards throughout the accreditation cycle in nonvisit years.

2019 Annual Accreditation Report

  • Camps currently accredited and not scheduled for an onsite visit in 2019 need to submit an Annual Accreditation Report by February 1, 2019.
  • The  Annual Accreditation Report references standards found in the Accreditation Process Guice, 2012 Edition plus the NEW MANDATORY standards for 2019.

If your camp is scheduled for an on-site accreditation visit in 2019, you do not complete the Annual Accreditation Report.


Annual Accreditation Report (AAR) Resources

Before you start, review the following information and instructions to help you submit your AAR

Instructions for completing the AAR - written instructions with screenshots and helpful tips. 

Tutorial for completing the AAR - watch this short video and you'll be set to navigate the AAR (Coming soon)

2019 Annual Accreditation Report QuestionsReview the AAR questions and if you'd like, prepare your responses in a separate document. Use a plain text document (.txt file, from Notepad or another Text Editor - not Word) and then cut/paste your responses into the AAR online submission tool.

2019 Annual Accreditation Report Questions with Sample Responses -Look at sample responses to assist you in preparing your own answers

ACA Standards Found in the 2019 AAR - List of the ACA Standards v. 2019 which are referenced in the Annual Accreditation Report for 2019


Congratulations! Getting your AAR in on time pays

Submit your Annual Accreditation Report in a timely fashion and you could win in 2019!! We'll draw for winners on January 1 and January 15, 2019.

We had four lucky AAR Submitters in 2018. Camp professionals from Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Pennsylvania each won an Amazon gift card just for submitting their 2018 Annual Accreditation Report in a timely manner. The names were randomly selected from all the eligible report submitters.


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