Accreditation Process Workshop – Blended Learning - 5/20/2021

Thursday, 20 May 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

All times local unless stated differently below.

1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

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 (updated 11/2019):  Throughout this blended workshop, you'll often be asked to look at specific standards or pages in the Accreditation Process Guide v. 2019 (APG).  We recommend having a copy with you while you complete the workshop. One copy will be provided to all current fee-paying camps being visited in 2021.  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 or ACA volunteer visitors).  Non-fee-paying camps and camps wanting additional printed copies can purchase these through the bookstore.  

Workshop Requirements: This is a blended workshop including an asynchronous online portion and synchronous instructor-led virtual follow-up session completed via Zoom. By registering for this required virtual follow-up session, you are being enrolled for two separate education components:

  1.  Access to the asynchronous online course - the online asynchronous segment should take 1.5 to 3 hours depending on your knowledge of the ACA Standards;
  2.  Access to the specific synchronous virtual follow-up session which takes place via Zoom - the Zoom session is scheduled for an hour. The virtual follow-up session is an opportunity to review all that you learned in the online workshop and ask any lingering questions you may have. Participants MUST complete the asynchronous online portion prior to attending this virtual follow-up session - please plan accordingly.

IMPORTANT ACCESS INFORMATION: Once you complete the registration process for this online workshop and required virtual follow-up please check your email for access directions and 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

Abby Burbank | 765-349-3307, Standards Manager - Central Region

Tori Barnes | 765-349-3527, Standards Manager - Western Region


Affiliate Offices

Kyle Medieros | ACA, New York & New Jersey

Kim Steiner | ACA, Illinois

Elizabeth Snell | ACA, New England