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

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A accomplished source for formative years companies, 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 all of the significant companies and courses provided. the most objective of the ACA accreditation software is to teach camp vendors and administrators within the management of key elements of camp operation, quite these concerning application caliber and the well-being and safeguard of campers and employees. the criteria identify guidance for enforcing regulations, methods, and practices. one other function of ACA accreditation is to help the general public in picking out camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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For example, the requirements for the collection and maintenance of health information and healthcare supervision are different when the camp is operating a resident camp from when a weekend group rents the camp facilities to run their own program, because the responsibility for service may vary. When rental groups are responsible for their own care and supervision, camps need only advise rental groups of limited site-related or youth-specific concerns. Camps are not responsible for collecting health forms, leader qualifications, vehicle maintenance records, and so on, in these circumstances.

Org. ” These resources include skill verification charts, examples of various policies and procedures, checklists of what standards to score when offering specialized activities, and more. SITE AND FOOD SERVICE STANDARDS FOR CAMP ACCREDITATION The camp’s facilities, safety protocols, and food service safety should promote health and safety and minimize risk. The physical setting of the camp operation is an integral part of the total camp experience. While personnel and program are key to meeting objectives for camper development in a healthy atmosphere, the site, its facilities and food service also make an important contribution to the overall experience and significantly affect the safety of participants.

However, even when the food service standards are not scored, camps should consider the requirements of the food service standards in contracting with appropriately licensed services and verifying their practices. 16. 23 are required to be scored. 22. 23 are scored. 23 do not apply if rental groups never use camp kitchen facilities for meal preparation.

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