American Camp Association's Accreditation Standards for Camp by American Camping Association

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A accomplished source for formative years businesses, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and companies accreditation criteria and implementation instructions in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation signifies that ACA has evaluated the total camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to just do that protecting all of the significant prone and courses provided. the most function of the ACA accreditation software is to coach camp proprietors and administrators within the management of key elements of camp operation, rather these with regards to application caliber and the health and wellbeing and defense of campers and employees. the criteria determine instructions for enforcing rules, systems, and practices. one other function of ACA accreditation is to aid the general public in deciding upon camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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However, events such as single-day meetings, dinners, program events, or training sessions would not be considered in the standards evaluation process. Differences in Levels of Some Requirements The camp standards represent basic expectations (at a minimum), which apply regardless of the varied types of camp programs and operations. These basic standards, such as the provision of emergency exits in buildings and lifeguards for swimming, are to be applied to every camp seeking accreditation by ACA.

Compliance Demonstration Visitor interviews: � Director/staff explanation of procedures for locations with and without access to water Visitor observation: � Handwashing facilities in relation to randomly selected toilet facilities and eating locations FOOD SERVICE The food service standards are intended to be applied to the camp’s regular food service system in day camps, resident camps, short-term resident programs, and rental groups for whom the camp provides meals, whether centralized in a dining hall(s) or decentralized in living units.

The American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other authoritative sources and youth-serving agencies to assure that current standards reflect the most up-to-date, research-based practices in the industry. The scheduling of visits and assignment of visitors is managed by ACA’s local offices. These offices are responsible for the local administration of the standards program with oversight from the National Standards Commission and staff in the Administrative Office of ACA.

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