ACA Set the Standard for Fun and Safety
ACA Accreditation educates camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of:
Camp Operation, Program Quality Health & Safety of campers and staff. Establishes Guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices. Assists the public in selecting camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized standards. ACA’s Find-A-Camp Database helps public to find the ideal ACA-accredited camp. Our ACA Accreditation means that Camp Virginia submits to a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation by the American Camp Association (ACA) every three years. The review studies a variety of areas, from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, research-based standards in camp operation.
Camp Virginia and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety. ACA helps all accredited camps provide the following:
- Healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities & learning experiences
- Discovery through experiential education
- Caring, competent role models
- Service to the community and the environment
- Opportunities for leadership and personal growth
Visit The American Camp Association at http://www.acacamps.org to review the helpful section entitled Parents.