Annual Accreditation Report

Printing the Annual Accreditation Report (AAR)

Available Now Until June 1 


Print Your Responses:  2019 | 2018

Available until June 1, 2019, you may print your 2019 and 2018 Annual Accreditation Reports.


Access to your 2019 and 2018 Annual Accreditation Reports is available ONLY until June 1, 2019.  After that time, ACA will not store your responses.  If you are hoping to have your responses available in the future, take a moment to print or save as PDF by using the links above.  Annual Accreditation Reports are due each year February 1 for all camps not scheduled for an onsite visit in that year.


Getting your AAR in on time pays

Four lucky winners for 2019!! Just for submiting 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. 

Accessing  your AAR

Log into AAR

Watch this short video which shows you how to log in. 
Instructions for Completing the AAR
Written instructions with screenshots and helpful tips. 
List of the ACA Standards v. 2012 which are referenced in the  2019 Annual Accreditation Report
Sample responses to assist you in preparing your own answers



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.


2020 Annual Accreditation Report

  • Camps currently accredited and not scheduled for an onsite visit in 2020 need to submit an Annual Accreditation Report by February 1, 2020.
  • The  Annual Accreditation Report references standards found in the Accreditation Process Guice, 2012 Edition plus the NEW MANDATORY standards for 2019.
  • For camps visited in 2019, 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 2019, your Camp Information Form was due February 1 and your Written Document Review is due May 1.