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A accomplished source for early life firms, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and providers accreditation criteria and implementation directions 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 do exactly that masking all of the significant providers 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, really these regarding software caliber and the wellbeing and fitness and protection of campers and employees. the factors determine instructions for enforcing guidelines, systems, and practices. one other goal of ACA accreditation is to help the general public in picking camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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The visitation of the outside team of trained professionals is undertaken to ensure the camp’s compliance with standards related to the campsite, program, and operation, and it must occur while the camp is in full operation. To be eligible for accreditation, an operation must: � Deliver camp programs and/or provide camp facilities and services for other programs consistent with ACA’s mission of enriching the lives of children, youth, and adults through the camp experience. � Submit an initial application and sign a Statement of Minimum Practices that indicates the camp’s compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and permit requirements.

YES NO Contextual Education “Permanent sleeping quarters” refers to buildings, cabins, platform tents, covered wagons, yurts, RVs, and so on that remain in a fixed location and are used as primary residences for campers, staff, or rental groups. Temporary shelters such as tents used for overnight camping and backpacking would not be subject to this standard. , windows, fans, vents, heating or cooling systems), depending on the climate and clientele. Two beds separated on one side by less than thirty (30) inches but having a fixed partition between them that prevents sneezing or coughing on others is acceptable for this standard.

1972 The recommendations of the Standards Rewrite Committee were approved by ACA’s Council of Delegates. 1974 With the cooperation of the National Easter Seal Society, standards for the physically disabled were adopted. 1980 With input from state associations for developmentally challenged persons, standards for the developmentally challenged were adopted. 1982 With input from the American Diabetes Association, standards for Camps serving persons with diabetes were adopted. 1984 A complete revision of Standards for Camp Accreditation and Site Approval was adopted, consolidating all recently adopted revisions into the core document.

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