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If you are a new camp looking to become accredited, a camp getting re-accredited, or interested in becoming an ACA Standards Visitor you will be required to attend an Accreditation Process Workshop.

If you are a current ACA Standards Visitor, you will be required to complete an in-person Visitor Update Course.   

Accreditation Process Workshop
Five-hour in-person workshop

Audience: This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits. The course is appropriate for those who are new to the accreditation process and those who have been part of an accreditation visit or completed standards training in the past. Every camp being visited must have at least one person who completes the workshop on behalf of the camp; that person must actively assist in the preparation for the accreditation visit, be on-site a significant amount of time during the camp season, and participate fully in the on-site accreditation visit. 

Workshop Objectives: Participants leave feeling excited, engaged, and ready to prepare for an accreditation visit. They know where to find and how to use information, resources, and technology provided by ACA. They can navigate the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition to understand compliance and applicability of standards, including all revisions to the standards and the accreditation process, and they can articulate the steps in the visit timeline and the responsibilities of the camp and the visitors.

Visitor Update Course
Three-hour in-person course

Audience: This workshop is designed for current standards visitors. It must be completed by any visitor before they are assigned as a visitor for accreditation visits. You will have to have taken a Visitor Update Course after September 2019 to be assigned to visits.

Workshop Objectives: Participants re-commit to fulfilling the volunteer role of a visitor and leave feeling excited, engaged, and ready to provide appropriate support to their assigned camp in preparing for its visit based on the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition or to participate in review of the Annual Accreditation Report. Visitors will also review ACA resources and updated technology and will gain familiarity with the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition, as well as recommended communication practices for success in managing the visit or completion of the Annual Accreditation Report.

Below is a list of the Standards Related Courses being offered in the ACA, NY & NJ region for the upcoming Summer Season. For more information or to register for a course, please click on the date you are interested in. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Kyle Medeiros by phone at 212-391-5208 or email at