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.

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)

See you in December of 2019.

2018 and 2019 Annual Accreditation Reports are no longer available. 

2020 Annual Accreditation Report

Operational Change to ACA Accreditation

After evaluation of the implementation of the Operational Change that occurred in nine of the twenty-three local areas in ACA in 2016, it was determined that all additional local areas will be included in Phase 2 of the implementation, which occurs in 2017. This means that moving forward (2017 and beyond), all currently accredited camps will either have an on-site visit or must complete the Annual Accreditation Report. Information about what is required of your camp has being shared via email from your local staff and volunteers.

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