Statement of Compliance

American Camp Association Accreditation describes the operations of the programs and services by an owner/director. This may be sought by a camp operating on its own property, on the property belonging to someone else, or by camps who rent/lease facilities to other groups who retain the responsibility for part or all of their own program. Accreditation applies to all camp programs and services offered under the same camp name throughout the year, except for single day events.

Accreditation Overview

The main purpose of the ACA-accreditation program is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff.

CampWire Episode #13 - All Things Accreditation

In the 13th episode of CampWire, Sam spoke with ACA's Director of Accreditation Rhonda Mickelson about the recent update to ACA's standards program.

ACA, Southwest Campy Hour

This is your chance to come out and socialize with other camp pros in the field. Whether you've been around for decades or are new to camp, we hope you'll come out to connect and take a moment to celebrate the hard work that you do. Share some of your best practices, or discuss something that has you stumped. Meet people that understand the world of working at camp, all while enjoying some food and drinks in this festive atmosphere.

There is no cost to join us and appetizers will be provided.

Accreditation Office Hours – Western Region

Western Region Local Offices: Evergreen, Northern California, Oregon Trail, Rocky Mountain, Southern California/Hawaii, Southwest

Are you considering becoming accredited for the first time? Working on preparing for your upcoming visit? Do you want a refresher to make sure you are meeting the standards? Looking for tips on preparing and applying standards to your program?

Why We Choose to Be ACA-accredited and What It Takes

The directors and staff of Geneva Glen Camp (Indian Hills, Colorado), have always approached the triennial ACA visit anticipating a very upbeat and affirming experience! Our feeling is that we simply have a quality program and we are excited to share it.

Annual Accreditation Report (AAR)

Annual Accreditation Report (AAR)


2020 Annual Accreditation Report

  • Camps currently accredited and not scheduled for an onsite visit in 2020 need to submit an AAR by February 1, 2020.
  • For camps visited prior to 2018, the  Annual Accreditation Report references standards found in the Accreditation Process Guice, 2012  Editions plus the NEW MANDATORY standards for 2019.

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