My Accreditation Tool

My Accreditation will be offline from Sat. 7/15/2017 9:00PM EDT through Mon. 7/17/2017 9:00AM EDT, for a scheduled upgrade. Please plan ahead to download any materials or reports you will need while the portal is offline.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Rhonda Mickelson at rmickelson@acacamps.org or 800-428-2267 x306.

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My Accreditation Features

The following features are available for use through the “My Accreditation” site:

  • Ability to customize a set of standards based on the programming and modes of the user’s camp
  • Ability to filter the standards by pre-determined areas (example: Filter to see only mandatory standards, etc.)
  • Ability to upload camp documents to the site
  • Ability to generate custom reports showing only standards applicable to the user’s camp
  • Ability to generate custom checklists

Before You Start

Before you begin the process,  watch the  My Accreditation tutorial.  You will need speakers or headphones.

2017 My Accreditation Tutorial (7:20)

Standards Updates: The content of the standards accessed through this site and the customizations tool includes updates/corrections made since the original printing of the Accreditation Process Guide, 2012 Edition.  All corrections, to date, of the APG are reflected in the custom reports generated from this site. View a complete list of ALL corrections - click on the most recent corrections/clarifications document listed.

 

Login: To log into My Accreditation, be sure your camp fees are current and you have your individual ACA ID number and password.

Tips for Using My Accreditation

Step 1: Complete the Intake Questionnaire. We advise to take and save your intake questionnaire answers once.  Changes made after you save your initial answers will reset all customizations you may have made to the standards.

Step 2: Use My Customizations to customize the standards by indicating your perceived compliance and adding written documentation and comments. Continue to customize according to specific applicability (standard-by-standard) as determined by you.  We suggest methodically complete one section of the standards at a time. Use the File Repository area for standard specific written documentation for each standard.

Note: Use the File Uploads area to upload any documents you use over and over to demonstrate compliance with standards requiring written documentation e.g. your staff manual, your parent handbook, your standing orders. Learn more about uploading documents.  If you use this option, be sure your master documents are as visit friendly as possible.

Step 3: Use My Reports to generate a final set of custom standards for your use as you prepare for your visit. You can also generate other custom checklist for your use.

Step 4:  Save often, and sign out when you are done with your session. 

Who Has Access?

By default, only the primary contact of a camp in ACA's database initially has access to tools found in My Accreditation (including completion of the Annual Accreditation Report). However, if you are a current individual member of ACA and are already connected to the camp in ACA's database, you may give yourself permission. The primary contact of a camp may also remove permissions from current or former camp staff. 

 

Annual Accreditation Report (AAR)

The requirement to complete the report is for all camps in their nonvisit years.  The  Annual Accreditation Report (AAR) is available starting December 1st and is due no later than February 15th.

 

The Annual Accreditation Report is a way for camps to demonstrate their compliance with accreditation standards by submitting a narrative report. The purpose of the report is:

  • Provide evidence of quality enhancement/improvement efforts, to be included in the overall five-year accreditation cycle
  • Provide enhanced communications with camps in nonvisit years through the AAR process
  • Provide confirmation of continual compliance with ACA standards throughout the five-year accreditation cycle.

 

Annual Accreditation Report (AAR) Resources