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. The standards establish guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices. The camp, then, is responsible for ongoing implementation of these policies.
The second purpose of ACA accreditation is to assist the public in selecting camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized standards. ACA's Camp Database provides the public with an easy way to search for the ideal ACA-accredited camp.
ACA Accreditation is the best evidence parents have of a camp's commitment to a safe and nurturing environment for their children. ACA Accreditation means that your child's camp cares enough to undergo regular reviews of its operation.
**All Accreditation requests must be received by March 1st in order to guarantee a visit for the upcoming summer.
Registration Form: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1187275-KREItLVk3z
Confirm/Update your ACA Contact Information * It is very important that the contact information in your ACA Profile is current so that your camp contact and visit partner can easily reach you.
Vis itor Information Form 2013 - Your preferences matter! Help us make the best match for you by briefly answering the 4 questions on this form. Your User Name is the same as your ACA membership #. Call Mary Ellen 908-238-0920 or ACA Inc. 800-428-2267 if you do not have your number handy, we are happy to help you.
Expanded Self-Assessment Checklist - The ACA NYNJ Standards Committee strongly recommends that visitors reveiw as many documents as possible during the Camp Self Assessment Reveiw. The attached worksheet lists all standards requiring written documentation.
CAMPS BEING VISITED
*All camps being visited in 2013 must fill out the Camp Information Form
*Step by Step: How to use “My Accreditation”, new on-line tool for managing visit paperwork
HIGH STANDARDS! The ACA NYNJ Standards Newsletter for Camps and Visitors
- High Standards! 1st Edition, January 2012
- High Standards! 2nd Edition, February 2012
- High Standards! 3rd Edition, March 2012
- High Standards! 4th Edition, April 2012
- High Standards! 5th Edition, May 2012
Below are a few links to certifications and additional information to help with your Standards Visit!
- ACA National Accreditation Resource Tools
- First Aid/CPR Recognized Certifications
- Aquatics Recognized Certifications
- Horseback Riding Instructor Recognized Certifications