ACA, Indiana Winter Gathering

Winter Gathering 2016 logoJoin us for a one-day event that will allow you to learn, grow, network, and explore topics that are applicable to everyone in the camp and youth development communities. The Indiana Winter Gathering features a keynote, as well as breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, a tour of Jameson Camp, and more! 

ACA, Indiana Winter Gathering 2016

Come join us for a one day event that will allow you to learn, grow, network and explore topics that are applicable to everyone in the camping community. The Winter Gathering features a keynote, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, a tour of Jameson Camp and more!

Basic Standards Course - ACA, Indiana

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.

Associate Visitor Course - ACA, Indiana

The ACA Associate Visitor Course provides training to individuals who wish to volunteer to conduct accreditation visits. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of a visitor, including legal implications of visitor actions; develop information-gathering skills; and learn to use resources available to make consistent compliance decisions. Participants will also understand the educational value of the accreditation process and become positive representatives and advocates for ACA. There is no charge for this course.

Standards Update Course - ACA, Mid States Camp Conference

The Standards Update Course is designed for the camp director or staff member who has been actively involved in the preparation of materials and the on-site visit at an ACA-accredited camp in the recent past. 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.

Awards in ACA, Indiana

Submit a Nomination:

Download a nomination form. (Microsoft Word editable document.)

ACA, Indiana Awards

Heart and Soul Award

The Heart and Soul Award is the highest honor awarded by ACA, Indiana to individuals and organizations. One is awarded annually unless the Awards Committee determines that no candidate is available for that year.

To qualify, the individual must meet the following criteria:

Public Policy in ACA, Indiana

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, Indiana Field Office monitors public policy issues impacting the camp community in Indiana.  Access our database of state laws and regulations for details. 

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