By American Camping Association
A accomplished source for adolescence enterprises, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and companies accreditation criteria and implementation instructions in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation implies that ACA has evaluated the whole camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to do exactly that overlaying all of the significant companies and courses provided. the most objective of the ACA accreditation application is to teach camp proprietors and administrators within the management of key facets of camp operation, rather these regarding application caliber and the healthiness and protection of campers and employees. the factors identify directions for enforcing guidelines, tactics, and practices. one other objective of ACA accreditation is to aid the general public in identifying camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.
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Once this thorough tour of the camp is complete, the visitors meet with the camp director to determine compliance with each standard that applies to the camp. Some of the written documentation required by the standards will have been reviewed during the self-assessment. Additional written documentation will be evaluated by the visitors during the on-site visit. The visitors will score the standards, based on compliance, as observed at the time of the visit. If, during the visit, the visitors note that the camp does not comply with a MANDATORY standard, the immediate corrective action policy will be instituted.
YES NO Contextual Education This standard applies to tools and machines used by participants and staff in program activities as well as for maintenance. Camps that use volunteer crews for maintenance projects should have procedures to assure proper handling of power tools. 1 Does the camp ensure that qualified personnel annually conduct a safety examination of the following fire equipment and areas to verify they are the appropriate type and functioning properly: A. Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and other detection devices, (detailing the location and working condition of each); B.
1 does not apply if no utilities on site. 1 does not apply if no electrical service on site. 1 Does the camp ensure an electrical evaluation is conducted annually by qualified personnel? YES NO Contextual Education “Qualified personnel” includes persons qualified by local statute or regulation, persons with training or experience in basic electrical evaluation, electricians, other appropriately licensed persons, or camp staff and maintenance personnel with appropriate training. The evaluation should cover all facilities with electrical service, including the swimming pool, water pumps, living areas for campers and staff, program buildings or program areas, food service and storage areas, maintenance areas, and dining halls.