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. 

Middle Managers Certificate

If you currently hold (or maybe hope to hold) a Middle Manager position in a youth program, the new knowledge you learn and the skills you develop in this CAQ can help you feel more confident and qualified as you function in this position or consider one of these jobs in the future.

This staff training certificate is specifically designed for people like you who are working as a middle manager in a camp or some other kind of youth setting like afterschool.

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. ​

Digital Badges and Credentials

American Camp Association (ACA) provides digital badges issued through Accredible. These digital credentials allow our learners to present a rich and trustworthy record of their learning to anyone at any time. Put your best foot forward in your professional and personal networks with ACA digital badges.

Digital Badge Features

American Camp Association badges truly stand out with innovative and exceptional features! Each badge displays the following information by default:

About the Spring Leadership Conference

The Spring Leadership Conference (SLC) has become synonymous with quality education & professional development, unrivaled networking value and best of all - tons of fun! 

Online registration is now closed.  Please join us at Margaritaville for onsite registration.

 

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.

Camps on Campus Resources

ACA's goal is to provide resources to help you be successful. Looking for a resource that is not listed here, reach out to the membership team

What I Learned about Camp Research at ACA National Conference

Camp research trends include focus on acquiring equity, staff-camper interactions, and critical learning moments for campers.

New Director Orientation

The ACA New Director Orientation (NDO) is a course for seasonal or newer camp directors, assistant directors, program directors, and others moving into camp leadership positions. The course includes an overview of all the aspects of the director's job with the primary focus on the summer operation.

The NDO course materials have been designed to help newer directors and supervisors develop the skills they need to be effective leaders for their camp program.

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