Preparing for an Accreditation On-Site Visit

On-Site Visit Year Timeline

Fall-Winter

Complete an Accreditation Process Workshop as early as possible

January

Sign annual Statement of Compliance (currently accredited camps)

February 1

Accreditation Volunteer Resources

Use the resources below to help you in your ACA Accreditation Volunteer role. 

If you are looking for other resources and cannot find them, or if you need assistance during a visit, please contact your standards staff member, contact ACA at 800-428-2267 (option 3) and speak with any member of the accreditation team. Thank you for your support of the accreditation program!

Accreditation Learning & Resources

Earning and maintaining ACA accreditation takes time and commitment. 

Closer Look: Annual Accreditation Report for Camps

Welcome to the Closer Look Video Series. This recorded on-demand video is one of many that is part of a large library of accreditation-related resources offered through ACA called the ACA Accreditation Academy - your one-stop shop for learning and growing from the accreditation experience. ​

Resources by Sections of the Standards

ACA is committed to providing resources to assist in your accreditation visit planning and preparation. These resources include tip sheets, charts, standards-at-a-glance, links to relevant ACA web pages and other websites, and general resources, which may or may not be specific to a standard.  These samples should be reviewed and revised as appropriate for your camp/program. 

These resources require member login.

Accreditation Office Hours

Welcome to Accreditation Office Hours from 2019 - 2020! This package of recorded on-demand videos is one of many that is part of a large library of accreditation related resources offered through ACA called the ACA Accreditation Academy - your one stop shop for learning and growing from the accreditation experience. ​

Closer Look: Bridging

Welcome to the Closer Look Video Series. This recorded on-demand video is one of many that is part of a large library of accreditation related resources offered through ACA called the ACA Accreditation Academy - your one stop shop for learning and growing from the accreditation experience. ​

​We will be taking a Closer Look at Bridging in this recorded video. Bridging is the term used for moving camps that are already accredited, using the Accreditation Process Guide v.2012 to the updated Accreditation Process Guide v.2019. ​

Accreditation Process Workshop Participant Handout

You are registered for an upcoming Accreditation Process Workshop.  Please download and/or print the following materials for use during the workshop prior to arriving.  Bring a device (tablet/laptop) for use during the workshop. As a participant, you are responsible for your own handouts.

Accreditation Process Workshop Participant Handout

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