Anyone interested in learning more in the ACA accreditation process and those preparing for an upcoming accreditation visit. This course is specifically designed for an individual who has not previously had responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the visit. This might be a camp/program going through the visit the first time OR a new director/administrator at a currently accredited camp.
Who: This course is designed for the director/staff who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at a currently accredited camp in the past. If you have not assisted with the preparations, please register for the Standards Course (vs. this update course).
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.
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. The ACA, Heart of the South Field Office monitors public policy issues impacting the camp community in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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.