Training—Who Needs What?
Attendance at a Standards Course is required of camp directors/administrators of any camps seeking accreditation when:
1. This is the first time the camp is to be visited;
2. They are new directors of already accredited camps;
3. There have been significant changes to the accreditation program (as in 2012); or
4. An individual will be taking the Associate Visitor Course.
Please continue reading to decide which course best fits your needs. One free copy of the new Standards book (Accreditation Process Guide—“APG”) will be provided to staff from each camp in attendance. Other copies will be available to borrow for use during class.
If your camp has a visitor on staff who is coordinating the visit, the Visitor Update Course also satisfies your camp’s requirement for a Standards Course. The Visitor Update Course is available online for those visitors who did not complete the course in 2014. Visitors who wish to register can do so on our Registration Page or by calling Kyle Medeiros at 212-391-5208.
Accreditation Process Workshop
Four-hour in-person workshop
Audience: This workshop is designed for camp representatives who are preparing for accreditation visits in 2019 and beyond. 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 Workshop
Four-hour in-person workshop; one-hour online course segment
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 in 2019 and beyond.
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 2019 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.
For more information contact Kyle Medeiros via email or phone at 212-391-5208.