© 2019 American Camping Association, Inc.
HANDOUTS FOR ACCREDITATION PROCESS WORKSHOP
Handout
Page
Camp Information Form 2 -3
Top Tips for Visit Success 4
Planning the Day of the Visit-The Tour (a checklist) 5
Sample Tour Sports4U Day Camp 6
Sample Tour Camp Blue Sky 7
Tour of Camp: Fill in Schedule 8- 9
Written Document Review Standards 10
Standards Mechanics Worksheet 11-12
Mandatory Standards Worksheet 13
Camp Accreditation Score Form (pages 1-2) 14-15
ACA Resource BINGO 16-17
ACA Standards TeamWho’s Who 18
CAMP INFORMATION FORM
FOR ACCREDITATION VISIT
This form must be completed by any camp requesting a visit in XXXX. Return this 2-page form by February 1, XXXX When the visit is
assigned, this form will be available to you and to the visitors via a link in the visitor assignment email. The information collected will
be used only for arranging the visit. To update your camp’s contact information, contact accreditation@ACAcamps.org.
CAMP INFORMATION
Camp Name:
ACA Camp ID #:
Name of Operating Organization, if different:
Camp Director Name:
Camp Website:
Office/Winter Physical Address:
Camp/Summer Physical Address, if different:
Does your camp operate at more than one site during the summer, excluding trip/travel programs or field trips?
Yes
No
(If yes, include a list of the locations for ALL sites.)
ACCREDITATION PROCESS WORKSHOP must be after September 1, 2018 for a XXXX visit.
Name of person(s) completing workshop on behalf of camp:
Accreditation Workshop Type:
Virtual (webinar with live instructor)
In person (location: )
Date of Course Completion:
ACCREDITATION VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
Arrange Camp Visit with (Name):
Position at Camp:
Phone:
Email:
Date Camp Staff Training Begins: Camp Season Dates:
A visit should be scheduled when camp is operating on its regular schedule, and when as many activities can be observed as
possible. Please list/describe any dates that would not work for your on-site visit (changeover days, trip days, visiting days, etc.:
CAMP WRITTEN DOCUMENT REVIEW
The camp must compile the Camp Written Document Review standards and have them reviewed by the visitor by May 1.
Paper Electronic Both
What is your preferred method for conducting the Camp Written Document Review?
Via the My Accreditation web portal In person
Email or other electronic means
Postal mail
When will your materials be prepared for your Camp Written Document Review?
Materials are ready now Late February Early March
Late March Early April Late April
Which modes of operation will be scored on your visit? (Refer to p. 25 of the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition for more
information.)
Day Camp Resident Camp Short-Term Residential Short-Term Day Camps Serving Rental Groups
Which program areas will be scored on your visit?
Specialized Activities (see page 2 of this form) Aquatics (ANY swimming or watercraft activities) (see page 2 of this form)
Trip and Travel (three nights or more)
Do you primarily serve campers with any special - needs or special medical needs?
Yes No
Does your camp operate on a site/property that already has ACA accreditation? Yes
No
If yes, what is the name/ACA camp ID # of your host camp/landlord?
Please return this form to accreditation@ACAcamps.org by February 1, XXXX.
Or mail to: American Camp Association, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151
Online
Is the Camp Representative New to the Accreditation Process?
Yes
No
Are the camp's written documents (please check one):
Is This the Camp's First Accreditation Visit?
Yes
No
/ /
EXAMPLE
Handout 2
Camp Name:
ACA Camp ID #:
Specialized Activities
An activity is considered a specialized activity if:
It requires the use of equipment, animals, or tools whose use by campers requires supervision by a person skilled in their use;
It involves camper use of fire or of heat-producing equipment or substances;
It requires injury protection equipment, such as helmets, goggles, or padding; or
It requires a specialized skill set or knowledge to do the activity safely.
Refer to pp. 37-38, 217 of the Accreditation Process Guide, 2019 Edition for more information on specialized activities.
Check the boxes for any specialized activities offered at your camp. This list is not exhaustive. List any additional specialized activities that
are part of your camp program in the spaces provided.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Archery
Aviation
Backpacking
Bicycling/Biking
Campcraft/Camping Skills/Outdoor Living Skills
(knife, axe, orother tool use)
Camp Stove (use by campers)
Caving
Ceramics/Pottery/Enameling
Challenge Course/Ropes Course
(high or low elements requiring spotting)
Cheerleading with Stunts
Circus Stunts in the Air (trapeze, tightrope, etc.) Climbing/
Rappelling
Competitive Sports
Edible Plants
Fencing
Fire-building (by campers)
Go-Karts
Gymnastics (tumbling, using apparatus)
Hockey (broom, ice, roller)
Horseback Riding (English, western, pony rides)
Ice Fishing
Knife, Axe, or Other Tool Use
Lacrosse
Llama Trekking
Martial Arts
Motorized Sports
Mountain Boarding
Paintball
Power Tools
Pyrotechnics
Rocketry
Shooting Sports (riflery, air rifle, pellet guns, etc.)
Skating (board, ice, in-line, roller)
Snow Sports (boarding, skiing, sledding/tubing)
Specific Sport-Related Program (such as baseball camp, soccer camp)
Wood-burning Tools
Woodworking
Wrestling
Other (please list):
Aquatic Activities
Please use the space below to list all aquatic activities offered at your camp. Examples include recreational and instructional
swimming or boating, water-skiing, wake-boarding.
If your camp has previously been ACA-accredited, what activities have been added since your last accreditation visit?
EXAMPLE
Handout 3
Top Tips for Visit Success!
1. Start now…really. Right now. Preparing for a visit takes a lot of work. If you spread it out over several months, it’s
mu
ch more manageable; you’ll be less likely to be overwhelmed. Make a plan and create some personal
deadlines. You’ll be happy you did.
2. Get others involved. Even if the only (paid) staff member is the person staring back at you in the mirror each
morning, you can still enlist help. Reach out to key seasonal staff for help. They’ll be flattered you asked! If you
need others to have access to My Accreditation Online, we can help with that.
3. Don’t rely on your previous standards notebook. Standards change. Policies change. Moving written materials
from a standards notebook or that is three+ years old could be a recipe for disaster and will not remind you of
work that needs to be done. Definitely use previous materials as a resource.
4. Start with the mandatory standards, and then move to those in the Written Document Review. Opening the
A
ccreditation Process Guide and starting with the first standard on the first page can be intimidating. Instead,
start by making sure you are in compliance with all applicable mandatory standards. Once that’s done, move o
n
t
o the standards included in the Written Document Review.
5. If a standard requires written documentation, that means the visitors will need to see something in writing.
Sounds obvious, right? Be sure to put all your written documentation in one place. Visits that take hours longer
than necessary do so because camp directors are searching for written materials.
6. Less is more. If a standard does not require written documentation, you don’t need to include documents in your
standards notebook or upload them to My Accreditation. It just adds more paper to flip through. If th
e
i
nformation you need for a specific standard is part of a larger document, just copy the part that applies, and
reference the document it’s from. No need to include the entire parent handbook or staff manual!
7. Highlighters are your friends. If you highlight and label – the information in a document that applies to the
standard, your visitor will be able to find compliance quickly and easily.
8. Submit your Camp Information Form by February 1.
9. Submit your Written Document Review by the deadline! Remember, your visitors are camp directors too…which
means they are very busy in May and June. They will be reviewing your written documents while also making final
plans for their own summers. Organize your documents, highlight and label each one, and get them to your visitor
as soon as they’re ready.
10. Schedule your visit for early in the summer. It may seem like waiting until late July or even August gives you
more time to prepare for a visit, but let’s be honest once camp starts, do you really have a lot of spare time to
finish organizing paperwork? Get everything organized before staff training begins, have your visit early, and
enjoy the rest of your summer.
11. Make the visit fun for your staff and campers. This is your camp’s opportunity to shine!
Encourage your campers and staff to share what they love about your camp with the
visitors. Kids and staff who love camp LOVE talking about camp to anyone who’ll listen
.
G
ive them the chance!
Handout 4
Planning the Day of the Visit The Tour
This checklist can help you organize the tour of your facility and program areas during your on-site ACA visit. When to go
to various areas depends on your camp’s daily schedule. Use this page as a guide to help you plan an agenda for your
volunteer visitors.
Y
ou may also use the resources at www.acacamps.org/accreditation/first-visit.
B
est time for the visitors to arrive: Where visitors park:
Where to meet: Do visitors need to bring lunch?
Any other things visitors should know? (Dress code, nametags required, etc.)
Kitchen/Dining Hall Visit with the food service director. Observe some food service preparation
or clean-up, washing dishes, refrigeration units, etc.
Health Center Meet the healthcare supervisor, ask questions about daily routines, and see
health center. View logs, forms, medication storage, etc.
Living Quarters Show visitors a sampling of different types, units, etc. Plan a time when you can
avoid disturbing guests or cabin groups. Visitors do not tour residences of directors, caretakers, etc.
Restrooms Show different types, including central washrooms or shower buildings, smaller units
within camper cabins, etc.
Vehicles Show a sampling of vehicles. Check for emergency equipment, logs, etc.
Transportation Pick-up or drop-off areas. Show how traffic is controlled.
Maintenance Area Show placement of power tools and hazardous materials. Review blueprints or
site maps if they are kept here.
Pool/Lake/Aquatic Activities Ideally, visitors should see the aquatic activities taking place and have
an opportunity to meet and visit with the aquatic supervisor. Show all aquatic areas including
swimming, boating, etc.
Specialized Activities Visitors will want to visit with a key person in these areas and see these
activities in operation. If an activity happens only in the afternoon, it’s fine to take a break from
scoring to go and observe.
Overnights and Trips 3 days, 2 nights or fewer
Horseback Riding
Adventure/Challenge High and low ropes course elements, climbing walls (natural or
constructed), rappelling, group initiatives, zip lines, etc.
Target Sports Riflery, archery
Bicycling
Boarding or Skating Activities
Shop/Crafts/Arts These are not always specialized activities, but they can be
Go-carts, ATVs
Camp Craft/Outdoor Skills Fire-building, outdoor cooking, etc.
Trip and Travel Trips of 3 nights or more. Consider showing visitors where trips depart, allow
visitors to interview a key person. They will understand it is difficult to actually see the group.
Other:
Handout 5
Sample Tour of Camp for ACA Visitors
(Day Camp)
Camp Name: Camp Sports4U Day Camp
Visit Date: June 15
Details:
Camp Sports4U is a Day Camp that operates weeklong camps.
They offer soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, floor hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, fitness training,
baseball, softball, kickball, cricket, and basketball.
They are located on the campus of an independent school. Cricket, flag football, field hockey, lacrosse,
soccer, and ultimate are all played on the same set of fields, while they have separate fields for baseball and
softball (also used for kickball with younger campers).
In the main building are the two courts used for both basketball and floor hockey as well as the weight room
for fitness training.
8:15 Meet at soccer field
8:30 Transportation area to observe camper drop off
8:45 Main athletic building to meet with facilities director, RN, head athletic trainer, and
athletic director
See locker rooms, athletic training room, weight room, game room, and student lounge
(used as health center and staff space)
Athletic director to lead tour of fields/courts
9:30 Basketball courts to meet with head coach and athletes
9:45 Baseball & softball fields to talk with head coaches and athletes
10:00 Classroom 109 for paperwork
10:50 Flag Football to talk with coaches and athletes
11:00 Floor hockey (return to main athletic building) to talk with head coach and athletes
11:15 Lacrosse to talk with head coaches and athletes
11:30 Return to Classroom 109 continue paperwork
12:30 Lunch paper bag lunch provided; eat with Team England in gymnasium
Complete paperwork as necessary, observe any additional activities or facilities as necessary.
Handout 6
Sample Tour of Camp for ACA Visitors
(Resident Camp)
C
amp Name: Camp Blue Sky
Visit Date: June 12
Details:
Camp Blue Sky is a residential camp that offers art (including painting, pottery, and weaving), challenge course, horseback
riding, swim lessons, recreational swim, target sports (archery and riflery) as well as 3-day to 7-day hiking trips.
8:20 Meet at camp office
8:30 Kitchen meet with chef
8:45 Vehicles meet with transportation director
9:00 Health Center meet with healthcare director
9:15 Archery Range talk with head of target sports
9:30 Rifle Range talk with staff
Bathrooms/Shower house Cabin 2
9:50 Barn talk with riding director
10:15 Pool talk with head of swim
10:30 Challenge Course observe climbing wall and talk with staff
11:00 Art Room talk with staff and campers
11:20 Facilities Shed talk with head of facilities
12:00 Lunch eat at table 3 with campers and staff
1:15 Office for paperwork
2:00 Trip Arrival observe transportation unload, gear unload, possibly talk with campers
Return to office for continuing paperwork
Handout 7
Tour of Camp Activity
DIRECTIONS
Use Handout: Planning the Day of the VisitThe Tour
Use Handout: Camp Information Form FOR YOUR CAMP Filled out earlier in workshop
View Handouts: Sample Tour Itineraries for Sports4U Day Camp and Camp Blue Sky
Using the above resources, now create a workable schedule for your camp
based upon what you know about your location and daily schedule.
FIRST: List Locations you will want to take the visitors:
NEXT: Put these in a logical order and add times using the table provided.
Handout 8
Tour of Camp Fill in Schedule
Fill in the table below to create a workable schedule for your camp.
Time of Day
Location
Activity
Person(s)
Notes
8:15
Dining Hall
Food Prep,
Clean up
Dave, the chef
Dave will lead tour of kitchen
8:45
Challenge Course
Climbing Wall
Eloise, Head of
Ropes
Get there for start, if it’s raining
they are in the gym
Handout 9
Standards for the Required Written Documentation Review
Refer to the Accreditation Process Guide for full standards detail and applicability
YES
NO
DNA
CR.2 Goals and Outcomes
AD.5 Transportation Information for Parent
AD.7 Transportation Safety Procedures
AD.13 Risk Management
AD.15 Insurance Coverage
AD.16 Personal Property Policy
AD.18 Camp Security and Active Threats
AD.19 Safety Orientation and Emergency Plan
AD.20 Missing Person Procedure
AD.21 Emergency Communication
AD.24 Hiring Policies
AD.28 Job Descriptions
AD.29 Personnel Policies
AD.32 Program Eligibility
AD.33 Activity Information and Permission
AD.37 Rental Agreement
AD.38 Rental Group Responsibilities
AD.41 Rental Group Conditions
AD.42 Rental Groups Emergency Care Procedures
AD.43 Rental Groups Health Care Planning
AD.44 Rental Groups Health Information
HW.8 Parent Notification (of camper health
HW.9 Healthcare Policies/Treatment Procedures
ST.30 Behavior Management and Discipline
PD.2 Program Equipment and Maintenance
PD.23 Trip Procedures
Handout 10
Standards Mechanics Worksheet
I
NSTRUCTIONS:
Answer the following questions related to ACA Accreditation standards using the Accreditation Process Guide
1. SECTIONS OF THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS GUIDE. There are seven sections in the Accreditation Process
Guide. Choose those which apply to your camp:
CR Core/Foundational Standards
AD Administration Standards
FA – Facilities Standards
HW – Health and Wellness Standards
ST Staff Qualifications, Training, and Supervision
PD Program Design and Activities
PA Program Aquatics
2. N
AVIGATING THE STANDARD. Please answer the following questions:
Fo
r CR.5 (APG Page 46)
W
hat is the standard number?
What is the standard title?
What modes of operation does this standard apply to?
Is this standard mandatory?
Is written documentation required?
How is compliance demonstrated?
At your camp, list what buildings grounds, equipment, and activity areas would fall under this standard?
For AD.3 (APG page54)
W
hat is the standard number?
What is the standard title?
Is this standard mandatory?
What modes of operation does this standard apply to?
Is written documentation required?
Is a DNA allowed for this standard? If yes, under what circumstance?
Handout 11
In the Contextual Education, what is said about vehicle maintenance?
If your camp has a private vehicle use policy, where is it housed? How is this information shared with staff?
3. MODES OF OPERATION: Which of the four Modes of Operation apply to your camp (APG page 25)?
M
ark the modes which apply to your camp
:
DA
Y CAMP RESIDENT CAMP SHORT TERM CAMP CAMPS SERVING RENTAL GROUPS
4. M
ANDATORY STANDARDS. Mark the standards which are mandatory.
AD.23 PD.2 FA.1 ST.3 AD.27 ST.28
5. FOOD SERVICE. Mark which standards apply to your camp:
FA.14 FA.15 FA. 16 FA.17 FA.18 FA.19 FA.20
6. VE
NDOR PROVIDED. Vendor or Public Facility or Provider are defined as:
When a third party is providing equipment and access to a program site or facility, with persons other than
camp staff responsible for the site, equipment, and supervision of the activity. Staff may accompany a group
and may assist with supervision of campers but are not responsible for the supervision of the activity. Also
includes the use of another camp’s facility. (APG pg. 38)
IDENTIFY and list any vendor or public facility or providers you use:
Handout 12
MANDATORY STANDARDS WORKSHEET
Directions: Check the appropriate box to indicate if your camp must score the mandatory standard.
2019
Standard
Name/Title
Yes!
Applies to
my camp
Does not
apply to my
camp
Unsure
AD.1.1
Local Emergency Response
AD.2.1
Emergency Medical Transportation
AD.17.1
Non-Program Firearms Control
AD.25.1
New Staff Screening (Yr. round and seasonal) - Criminal Background Checks
AD26.1
Subsequent Criminal Background Checks - Annual staff>18 years
AD.26.2
Subsequent Criminal Background Checks - For year-round staff every 5 yrs
AD.27.1
Annual Staff Screening - Voluntary Disclosure Statement
AD.27.2
Annual Staff Screening - Check of the NSOPW
AD.42.1
Rental Groups - Emergency Care Procedures
AD.44.2
Health Information - Advise that all medication to be locked
AD.46.1
Vendor Provided Swimming (or use of Public Facilities)
AD.47.1
Vendor provided Watercraft - Appropriate Certifications
AD.47.2
Vendor provided Watercraft - First Aid, CPR, and AED
FA.1.1
Emergency Exits - in addition to main
FA.1.2
Emergency Exits - from second floor
FA.2.1
Care of Hazardous Materials
HW.1.1
Camper Health History
HW.4.1
Health Information for Short-Term and Family Camp Participants
HW.13.1
Medication Storage and Administration
ST.3.1
First-Aid and Emergency Care Personnel - EMS is < 30 minutes
ST.3.2
First-Aid and Emergency Care Personnel - EMS is > 30 minutes
ST.3.3
First-Aid and Emergency Care Personnel - Nonmedical Religious Camps
ST.7.2
First-Aid, CPR/AED, Specialized and Aquatics - CPR and AED
ST.12.1
Swim Lifeguard Certification & Skills Verification - Current Certs and Positioned
ST.12.2
Swim Lifeguard Certification & Skills Verification - Demonstrated rescue skills
ST.12.3
Swim Lifeguard Certification & Skills Verification - Advise rental groups
ST.13.1
SCUBA Diving Activities - Provided by camp
ST.13.2
SCUBA Diving Activities - Provided by Rental Groups
ST.15.1
Watercraft Guard Certification - Appropriate certification type
ST.15.2
Watercraft Guard Certification - Rescue Skills Demonstration
ST.15.3
Watercraft Guard Certification - Rental Groups advises of requirements
ST.17.1
Extended Trip/Travel Aquatic Supervisor Qualifications
ST.36.1
1:1 Camper Staff Training - Train staff
ST.36.2
1:1Camper Staff Training - Advise Rentals
PD.3.1
Food Prep and Water Quality on Trips of Any Length - Use of Stoves/Flammables
PD.8.1
Archery Safety - Range Design
PD.8.2
Archery Safety - Safety Signals and Range Commands
PD.8.3
Archery Safety - Bows/Arrows locked when not in use
PD.9.1
Rifle, Pellet Gun, and Air Gun Safety - Guns Locked/Redundant Safety/Ammo Separate
PD.9.2
Rifle, Pellet Gun, and Air Gun Safety - Range Design
PD.9.3
Rifle, Pellet Gun, and Air Gun Safety - Safety Signals and Range Commands
PD.12.1
Protective Headgear - Bicycling Activities
PD.12.2
Protective Headgear - Motorized Vehicles
PD.12.3
Protective Headgear - Adventure /Challenge Activities
PD.12.4
Protective Headgear - Boarding and Skating
PD.15.1
Protective Headgear for Horseback Riding - Campers and Staff < 18 yrs
PD.15.2
Protective Headgear for Horseback Riding - Campers and Staff > 18 yrs
PD.24.2
Trip Orientation - Medical and Emergency Assistance Information
PA.10.1
Staff Swimming
PA.11.1
Watercraft Safety for Staff and All-Adult Groups
PA.12.1
PFDs
Handout 13
INSTRUCTIONS
Please use a pen when marking the score form.
(blue or black ink only)
Use a pen on the signature page.
Mandatory items are in bold and italic.
Comment on reason for ALL “No” scores.
Camp Name __________________________________________________________________________
Date of Visit __________________ Local Office _______________ Camp Number ___________
2019 Camp Accreditation Score Form
FOR DIRECTOR
Forms being returned to ACA:
q Camp Information Form q Score Form q Immediate Corrective Action Form (if applicable)
I affirm that accreditation visit procedures as described in the Accreditation Process Guide were properly completed. The
attached forms have been filled out in my presence, and I have had an opportunity to comment about any standard as scored.
DO NOT COPY
THIS PAGE.
Camp Director Signature Date
Printed Name
Email
Phone Number
I affirm that accreditation visit procedures as described in the Accreditation Process Guide were properly completed. I will
maintain confidentiality regarding all information obtained about this program through written material and during the visit,
except as required by law.
Lead Visitor Signature Date
Printed Name
Email
ACA Number Phone Number
Visitor Signature Date
Printed Name
Email
ACA Number Phone Number
WDR Visitor — If Different Date Email
MAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Immediately after the visit, complete this score form packet by
noting the appropriate enclosures and providing signatures, in ink,
as requested. The Camp Director may photocopy this form (minus
the signature page), or may request a copy from the Standards
Department. In all cases, directors will be furnished a copy of the form
if the camp fails to meet the accreditation criteria as a result of the visit.
The lead visitor should mail all documents, with just one fold, in the
envelope provided. Forms should be sent to: ACA Standards
Department, 5000 State Rd. 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902.
Also notify the Local Standards Chair of the completed visit.
FOR VISITORS
Multi-site visit:
q Yes q No Number of sites visited If yes, compile ONE master form and return all forms to ACA.
REV 4_2019
2 Camp Name ___________________________________________________________ Camp Number
REV 4_2019
Standards # Comment/Initial (comment made by Visitor (VIS) or Director (CD))
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
Standards # Comment/Initial (comment made by Visitor (VIS) or Director (CD))
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
Mode(s) of Operation — Check all that apply
q Day Camps — Sessions are more than 25 hours in a
five-day period.
q Resident Camps — Sessions vary in length and are four
nights or more. Includes extended trip-and-travel programs.
q  Short-term Camps — Short-term day camps are less than 25 hours in a
five-day period. Short-term resident camps are 3 nights or less.
q  Camp Serving Rental Groups — Involves other camps, groups, or
programs that rent or lease the camp’s facilities, and perhaps some
services, to operate their own camping programs or retreats.
«««
List ALL specialized activities
AND aquatic activities
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
_____________________________________________
If camp operates on a site/property that already has ACA
accreditation, list the name (and number) of the host camp
_____________________________________________________________________________________
CR — Core/Foundational Standards
Mark an X on the correct response
Standard Description Yes No DNA
CR.1.1 Rights and Dignity of Campers/Staff Yes No
CR.2.1
Camp Goals and Outcomes — Written statement of
overall goals
Yes No DNA
CR.2.2
Camp Goals and Outcomes — Specific measurable outcomes
Yes No DNA
CR.2.3
Camp Goals and Outcomes — Provided staff with
training strategies
Yes No DNA
CR.2.4
Camp Goals and Outcomes — Informed parents
and campers
Yes No DNA
CR.3.1 Camper Development Yes No DNA
CR.4.1 Environmental Activities Yes No DNA
CR.5.1 Conditions of Facilities, Equipment, and Vehicles Yes No
AD — Administration: Site/Transportation
Mark an X on the correct response
Standard Description Yes No DNA
AD.1.1 Local Emergency Response Yes No DNA
AD.2.1 Emergency Medical Transportation Yes No DNA
AD.3.1 Private Vehicle Use Yes No DNA
AD.4.1 Arrival and Departure Yes No DNA
AD.5.1 Transportation Information for Parents Yes No DNA
AD.6.1 Accident Procedures Yes No DNA
AD.7.1 Transportation Safety Procedures Yes No DNA
AD.8.1 Transportation Orientation Yes No DNA
AD.9.1 Driver Requirements Yes No DNA
AD.10.1 Leased, Rented, or Chartered Vehicles Yes No DNA
Does camp have a copy of a Health Inspection report with a
passing score, dated within 15 months?
q Yes q No
Does camp operate on a non-owned site?
q Yes q No
q  Camp offers out-of-camp trips of any length.
q  Camp offers extended trip/travel.
Camp provided
personnel
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
Vendor
provided
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
q
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RESOURCE BINGO
DIRECTIONS:
Using the resources from this course, work to fill in the squares on this Bingo board. Your instructor will
tell you which squares to fill in during the course. Feel free to later fill in ALL the squares since it’s all
useful information to know!
You’ll find answers in the course materials as well as on the ACA website.
Sometimes, there may be more than one correct answer and correct answers may be different for
your camp than they are for other camps.
Good luck! There’s lots of helpful accreditation information to find once you start looking.
Handout 14
Name one ACA-
recognized FA/CPR
certification:
Name one of the Camp
Hot Topics listed in the
resources section of the
ACA webpage?
What is ACA’s website
address?
What does AAR stand
for?
Under the camp benefits
link on the ACA website,
what DVD viewing
license is offered at a
discounted rate, and
what is that rate for 6
months?
Give an example of
what may be used to
verify compliance with
standard ST.26.1
How many separate
ways can the public
search for the ideal ACA
accredited camp?
How much does
accreditation cost?
Who is the standards
staff member for your
region?
How many questions in
the Written Document
Review ask about
transportation?
State Regulations for
your state: Who is the
governing body for
your state?
If you have a new
director, where do you
go to change the
primary contact for your
camp?
FREE SPACE
What is your ACA
Member Number?
What is the subject of
one discussion thread on
ACA Connect?
Name 1 standards-
related book:
Give one example of a
mandatory standard:
Name one “scale” that
may be purchased as
part of the Youth
Outcomes Battery:
Where do you go to
sign the annual
Statement of
Compliance?
What is the ACA’s phone
number?
Where can you upload
documents to share with
the visitor team?
Who can use the ACA
Accredited Camp logo?
Give an example of what
may be used to verify
compliance with
standard AD.25.1
What are the 4 things
that must be done to
retain accreditation in a
non-visit year?
How many CECs does
one earn when taking
the Day Camp Director
certificate course?
What is your user name
for logging in to ACA?
Handout 15
ACA STANDARDS TEAMWHO’s WHO
Danielle Pinney, Director of Accreditation
765-349-3523, dpinney@ACAcamps.org
EASTERN REGION
Brandie Le Clair, Standards Manager
765-349-3536, bleclair@ACAcamps.org
CENTRAL REGION
Amanda Zoellner, Standards Manager
765-349-3526, azoellner@ACAcamps.org
WESTERN REGION
Tori Barnes, Standards Manager
765-349-3527, tbarnes@ACAcamps.org
ACA, NEW ENGLAND
Elizabeth Snell, Director of Accreditation Services
781-541-6080, elizabeth@ACAnewengland.org
ACA, ILLINOIS
Kim Steiner, Membership & Program Manager
312-332-0833, kim@ACAil.org
ACA, NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY
Kyle Medeiros, Senior Director of Member Services
212-391-5208, kyle@ACAnynj.org
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, TRAINING, and LOGO VIOLATIONS
Jamie Box, Standards Associate, 765-349-3508, jbox@ACAcamps.org
Kim Brosnan, Director of Knowledge System, 765-349-3314, brosnan@ACAcamps.org
Abby Burbank, Standards Training Manager, 765-349-3307, aburbank@ACAcamps.org
Handout 16
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