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A complete source for formative years organisations, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and prone accreditation criteria and implementation instructions in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation implies that ACA has evaluated the complete camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to just do that masking all of the significant companies and courses provided. the most function of the ACA accreditation software is to teach camp vendors and administrators within the management of key points of camp operation, rather these with regards to application caliber and the health and wellbeing and defense of campers and employees. the criteria determine directions for imposing regulations, tactics, and practices. one other function of ACA accreditation is to help the general public in settling on camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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Hereby expressly disclaims any responsibility, liability, or duty to affiliated camps, directors, camp personnel, and to campers and their families, for any such liability arising out of injury or loss to any person by the failure of such camps, directors, or camp personnel to adhere to these standards. Camp accreditation logo of the American Camp Association The American Camp Association accredited camp logo is a registered trademark. Any use of the ACA signs, seals, and logos is a privilege reserved for camps that are currently accredited.

1984 A complete revision of Standards for Camp Accreditation and Site Approval was adopted, consolidating all recently adopted revisions into the core document. The ACA National Standards Board agreed to maintain this set of standards for six years, if possible. 1990 A revised set of standards focusing on health and safety issues was adopted. Items reflecting good business practice were placed in a separate self-assessment document. 1992 Camp standards were revised slightly to address concerns of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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. Steps to Accreditation The American Camp Association accreditation program is a national program that utilizes the local office as the implementation agency within the ACA structure. The minimum criteria for accreditation are established and monitored by the National Standards Commission.

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