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A complete source for early life organisations, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and providers accreditation criteria and implementation guidance 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 protecting the entire significant providers and courses provided. the most function of the ACA accreditation application is to coach camp proprietors and administrators within the management of key elements of camp operation, rather these on the topic of application caliber and the health and wellbeing and protection of campers and employees. the factors identify guidance for enforcing rules, approaches, and practices. one other objective of ACA accreditation is to aid the general public in deciding upon camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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The camp staff for these programs is sometimes supplemented by adults from a participating group. � Camps serving rental groups: This type of camp operation 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. The rental group may even be from within the camp’s parent organization. Examples of rental groups in this category include most troop and club campouts, youth weekend retreats, outdoor education run by other groups, or specialty programs that operate their session at the camp’s facility.

Readiness” implies that all fire extinguishers have been inspected and are tagged, currently dated, and operational. 1 does not apply if fire equipment is not needed. 1 does not apply if camp does not have a playground or playground apparatus, or never uses an off-site playground. 1 Does the camp staff check all playground apparatus and related areas to verify that they are in good repair for use by campers? YES NO Contextual Education This standard applies to playgrounds on camp property and off site.

General guidelines for the Compliance Demonstration include the following: � Written documentation: Written procedures/documents must be seen by the � Visitor when specified by the standard. Written procedures/documents shall be evaluated by the � Visitor to see that they contain the specifics required by the standard. � Visitor interviews: Procedures or policies not specified in the standard to be in writing may be described by the camp administration, staff, or campers. � Visitor observation: The visitors’ tour around the property will give them an informal opportunity to observe facilities, interactions, and the implementation of policies and procedures in camp programs.

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