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ACA STANDARDS

Training—Who Needs What?

Attendance at a Standards Course is required of camp directors/administrators of any camps seeking accreditation when:
 1. This is the first time the camp is to be visited;
 2. They are new directors of already accredited camps;
 3. There have been significant changes to the accreditation program (as in 2012); or
 4. An individual will be taking the Associate Visitor Course.

Please continue reading to decide which course best fits your needs. One free copy of the new Standards book (Accreditation Process Guide—“APG”) will be provided to staff from each camp in attendance. Other copies will be available to borrow for use during class.

If your camp has a visitor on staff who is coordinating the visit, the Visitor Update Course also satisfies your camp’s requirement for a Standards Course. The Visitor Update Course is available online for those visitors who did not complete the course in 2014. Visitors who wish to register can do so on our Registration Page or by calling Kyle Medeiros at 212-391-5208.

Basic Standards Course:
The purpose of the ACA Basic Standards Course is to prepare camp directors and administrators for their accreditation visit. The person completing the ACA Standards Course is expected to actively assist the camp in preparation for the accreditation visit and fully participate in the on-site visit. ACA membership is not a prerequisite for this course. This course also serves as an introduction to the standards program for persons interested in becoming Standards Visitors. Please sign up on our Registration Page.

Standards Update Course:
The purpose of this course is to update current standards personnel and/or camp directors about changes in standards and procedures as a result of recent revisions. The Standards Update Course will highlight specific changes to the program as well as review the overall accreditation process to address frequently missed or misunderstood standards. This course can be taken by any individual who has been actively involved with the accreditation process for a camp in the past three years. ACA membership is not a prerequisite for this course. 

For more information contact Kyle Medeiros via email or phone at 212-391-5208.

 


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