Basic Standards Course - ACA, Chesapeake

The ACA Standards Course is specifically designed to help prepare people who are NEW to the accreditation process for their accreditation visits, and to serve as an introduction to the standards program for those interested in becoming accreditation visitors. The camp may or may not be currently accredited. A person completing the ACA Standards Course on behalf of a camp is expected to actively assist the camp 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.

Public Policy for ACA, Chesapeake

As an educational nonprofit association, the American Camp Association is dedicated to providing quality, reliable, and up-to-date information about the laws and regulations applicable to the camp community.  To that end, ACA partners with other organizations to advocate for quality camp experiences, and to increase the understanding of and support for the value of the camp experience for all children and families.

Volunteer with ACA, Chesapeake

The American Camp Association is dedicated to our Mission — to enrich the lives of children, youth and adults through the camp experience. Expansively, we focus on the promotion of human development. While we utilize diverse delivery systems and methods, we have one common foundation...  Volunteers.

Accreditation in ACA, Chesapeake

2016 Camp Information Form

Camp Information Form - *required by all camps having a visit in 2016 - Due January 1, 2016

Accreditation Year Timeline

January 1- Camp Information Forms Due
March - Visitor Assignments Announced (will be sent via email only)

Local/Regional Events for ACA, Chesapeake

Here you will find upcoming events in  in Maryland and Washington DC, as well as some of our neighboring ACA local offices.

ACA, Chesapeake Leadership

You're all "camp people." In your creative minds, you hold a vast knowledge of program ideas and current events that effect our field. You care about the safety of your camp and the individuals you serve. You know people.

Visitor Information for Chesapeake

Visitor Assignment Timeline

  1. January 1- Visitor Information Forms and Camp Information Forms Due
  2. February/March - Visitor Assignments Announced (will be sent via email only)
  3. May 1- Camp Self-Assessments Completed by Visitor 
  4. June- August- On-Site Visit (most visits take place during these summer months)  

Visitor Information Form