By American Camping Association
A complete source for adolescence businesses, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and prone accreditation criteria and implementation directions in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation signifies that ACA has evaluated the complete camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to just do that masking the entire significant companies and courses provided. the most goal of the ACA accreditation software is to coach camp vendors and administrators within the management of key facets of camp operation, fairly these relating to software caliber and the wellbeing and fitness and safeguard of campers and employees. the factors determine instructions for enforcing regulations, methods, and practices. one other goal of ACA accreditation is to help the general public in determining camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.
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To enhance the value of the accreditation program as an educational process, it is strongly recommended that the camp administration involve the staff in the preparation of materials for the visit and in the visit itself. The person in charge of each program area or mode of operation should conduct the evaluation of his or her own program as preparation in this process. Format of the Standards Standards are easily recognized in each section as the bold text within boxes. Standards are distinguished by an alpha-numerical ordering system.
Indicating that all accreditation requirements have been met and verified by an on-site visit. Any improper use of accreditation symbols or statements should be reported to ACA’s national administrative office and is subject to prosecution to the full extent of the law. INDRODUCTION The American Camp Association The American Camp Association (ACA) is a community of camp professionals dedicated to ensuring the high quality of camp programs; a greater public understanding of and support for the value of the camp experience; and an increase in the number of children, youth, and adults of all social, cultural, and economic groups who participate in the camp experience.
Local and national officers and leaders are volunteers and serve without pay. The organization is supported primarily by the dues and contributions of its members. Other support comes from conference fees, the sale of publications, project grants, and fees for services. The ACA community of camps promotes active participation, caring relationships, and focus on the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical growth of the individual. Camps vary in their purpose and desired outcomes, but each encourages risk taking, valuing the resources of the natural world, maintaining healthy lifestyles, and learning through a variety of fun and life-changing experiences.