ERIC Number: ED354122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Standards for Day and Resident Camps: The Accreditation Programs of the American Camping Association. 1990 Edition.
American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.
The purpose of this manual is to educate camp directors and camp personnel regarding government-recognized standard practices and procedures followed within the camp industry. These standards also provide a basis for voluntary accreditation of camps by the American Camping Association (ACA) beyond the minimum requirements of licensing. The manual introduces ACA's history and programs, followed by standards for accreditation and site approval. Core standards for camp accreditation cover issues of: (1) site and facilities; (2) administration; (3) administration of transportation and vehicles; (4) personnel; (5) programming; and (6) health care. Optional standards (for additional activities offered in the camp) address such programs as aquatics, trip and travel, and horseback riding. Also listed are 80 standards for camp site approval. Most entries consist of the standard text, an interpretation, and compliance demonstration. Also included are: (1) the ACA Exemplary Ethical Practices of Camp Directors/Owners; (2) a glossary; (3) the Self-Assessment of Additional Professional Practices; and (4) the appendices which contain examples or outlines of materials to be included in the evaluation. (LP)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Camping, Day Camp Programs, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Resident Camp Programs, Standards
American Camping Association, Inc., Bradford Woods, 5000 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151-7902 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Camping Association, Martinsville, IN.