ACA Educational Endorsement Program

ACA's Educational Endorsement Program is a platform to connect learners to quality educational opportunities. Learners can access training opportunities offered by ACA and non-ACA providers vetted to meet ACA Educational Endorsement Program requirements. 

Why Choose a Custom Course Training Package?

Through ACA’s Professional Development Center, your program has an opportunity to streamline staff training to the 21st century. Our Custom Course Package is like no other. With the capability to train your staff from a robust list of courses from the ACA Course Catalog, to supplementing with your program’s own content, we are here to help make your virtual training ideas a reality.

Create Your Own Online Staff Training Packages

Well-established and ever growing, ACA’s virtual learning portfolio includes online courses, live webinars, recorded webinars, and staff certificates of added qualifications (in-depth online competency-based courses). 

ACA Staff Training — Certificates of Added Qualifications

ACA’s Staff Training – Certificate Courses of Added Qualifications are more than just online training! These intensive online courses are self-directed learning opportunities that help build the added qualifications you and your staff need in today’s world. Each certificate course covers all thirteen core competencies required to run a camp successfully and includes curriculum components suited to a variety of learning styles. Continuing education credits available.

Child Protection 101: Responding as a Camp Professional

Being prepared for risks a camp may face during the summer is an important component of a good risk management strategy. Understanding historical trends and emerging issues can help with the preparation process. This workshop will analyze some of the historical loss activity that has occurred in a camp setting, exam some of the emerging risk management concerns camps will face during the summer, and offer a risk manager's insights on steps camps can take to control these issues to help support a positive camper experience.

Through this recorded webinar, participants will:

Preparing for Risks for Summer

Presenter: Michael Swain
Being prepared for risks a camp may face during the summer is an important component of a good risk management strategy. Understanding historical trends and emerging issues can help with the preparation process. This workshop will analyze some of the historical loss activity that has occurred in a camp setting, exam some of the emerging risk management concerns camps will face during the summer, and offer a risk manager's insights on steps camps can take to control these issues to help support a positive camper experience.

ACA Webinar: Growing “The Camp Experience”: Building Year-Round Educational Relationships with Public and Independent Schools

October 18, 2011, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presenter: Tony Oyenarte

Session Description

Many camps and other informal youth programs are interested in developing relationships with public and independent schools to broaden educational programs for youth. Getting started can be a challenge! This session will provide an overview of establishing and cultivating educational relationships with schools with a sharing of curriculum models and schedules.

Designing Quality Youth Programs

If you believe your program offers a quality experience for your participants but also think doing even better is ideal, this course is for you. Designing Quality Youth Programs takes you through an eight step process focused on a rewarding journey of organizational improvement that recognizes each setting is different, every program is unique, and each improvement requires a targeted set of strategies.

Camp Director Certificate

The camp director course is structured to provide the basics for directors with fewer than six years of experience or for seasoned program directors and site managers. 

Jump-Start Your Professional Development

Over 3,540 camp and youth work staff have jump-started their training for Summer 2014 by taking advantage of ACA’s professional development webinars and online courses!

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