Accreditation Process Workshop – Blended Learning

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

1:00 PM EST

Audience: This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2021 and beyond. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process AND those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Every camp being visited must have at least one person who completes the workshop on behalf of the camp; that person must actively assist in preparation for the accreditation visit, be on site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit. 

Workshop Objectives: Participants leave feeling excited, engaged, and ready to prepare for an accreditation visit. They know where to find and how to use information, resources, and technology provided by ACA. They can navigate the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition to understand compliance and applicability of standards, including all revisions to the standards and the accreditation process, and they can articulate the steps in the visit timeline and the responsibilities of the camp and the visitors. 

Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition:  The Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition (updated November 2019):  Throughout this blended workshop, often you'll be asked to look at specific standards or pages in the Accreditation Process Guide v. 2019 (APG), so it recommended you have a copy with you while you complete the workshop. If you do not already have a printed version of the APG, they will be shipped to current fee-paying camps being visited in 2021 (1 per camp), beginning in the fall. All other camps paying accreditation fees have access to an electronic version of the standards online via the ACA website Accreditation Portal (APG access is given to persons listed as Primary or Standards Contacts, or Accreditation Customizers of fee-paying camps).  Non-fee-paying camps and camps wanting additional printed copies can purchase these through the bookstore.  

Workshop Requirements: This a blended workshop including an asynchronous online portion and synchronous instructor-led virtual follow-up session completed via Zoom. The online asynchronous segment should take 1.5 to 3 hours depending on your knowledge of the ACA Standards; the synchronous follow-up Zoom session is scheduled for an hour.  

Registration/Completion Process:

  • ​Step 1: Register below to begin the asynchronous online course and get started now at your own pace. The online portion maybe completed at your own convenience with the ability to start and stop as needed. 
  • Step 2: Within the asynchronous online course, you will be provided a listing of the options for the synchronous follow-up via zoom. Pick a date and time that works best for you based on completing the asynchronous online course. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the Zoom follow-up portion. 
  • Step 3: Participate in the synchronous follow-up via zoom.
  • Step 4: When both segments are complete, you will receive CECs on your Education History/Transcript.

Register Now for Online Course

Note: Once you complete the registration process for this online workshop, please check your email for access information.  The site that hosts the course is best used with CHROME or FIREFOX. Other browsers may cause errors. 


Questions? Please contact your local Standards Manager:

Brandie Le Clair | 765-349-3536, Standards Manager - Eastern Region as well as Heart of the South, Great Rivers, Indiana & Michigan

Tori Barnes | 765-349-3527, Standards Manager - Western Region as well as Northland, Texoma, St. Louis & Wisconsin


Affiliate Offices

Kyle Medieros | ACA, New York & New Jersey

Kim Steiner | ACA, Illinois

Elizabeth Snell | ACA, New England