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

By American Camping Association

A finished source for adolescence organizations, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and prone accreditation criteria and implementation guidance in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation implies that ACA has evaluated the total camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to do exactly that overlaying the entire significant providers and courses provided. the most objective of the ACA accreditation application is to coach camp proprietors and administrators within the management of key facets of camp operation, quite these regarding software caliber and the health and wellbeing and defense of campers and employees. the factors determine guidance for enforcing regulations, methods, and practices. one other function of ACA accreditation is to help the general public in deciding upon camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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While a camp may be visited for accreditation during its first season of operation, accreditation is not achieved until action by the local leadership confirms that all accreditation criteria are met. The “accreditation year” is November 1 through October 31. Review and Appeal If a camp fails to meet the accreditation criteria, it has the right to a review by the local leadership and to question either the overall accreditation decision or the scoring of a particular standard. Ultimately, this review may be appealed to the National Standards Commission.

In locations separate from food? YES NO Contextual Education Liquid flammables include gasoline, kerosene, and other liquid fuels. Poisonous materials include cleaning agents, insecticides, weed killers, or other substances labeled as poisonous. Medications used for livestock are often very potent due to the size of the animals for which they are developed. To avoid accidental ingestion, campers should not have access to these items. Regarding Part A of the standard, protective equipment such as gloves and masks must be provided when appropriate.

1. Alternatively, there may be only certain parts that are MANDATORY within the boxed text. In this case, the “MANDATORY” designation in the margin specifies the part of the standard that is mandatory. 2 is MANDATORY (see Figure 3 on page 22). Compliance with the Figure 2. Example of a standard with multiple scorable items and example of does not apply MANDATORY parts of a standard is required for accreditation to be granted, regardless of scores achieved in other areas of the standard. A complete list of MANDATORY standards is included in the resource material following the actual standards.

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