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Accreditation Process Workshop - January

  • Thursday, January 06, 2022
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, January 06, 2022, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (CST)
  • Online


  • Registration is free and open to all! Make sure you are logged into your profile.


About This Training...

Brush up on how to prepare for and maintain your camp’s ACA Accreditation. This free, virtual presentation of the Accreditation Process Workshop is open to everyone! Send your leadership staff, office staff, and even future camp pros so that your whole team can help in the process. 

Participants will leave feeling excited, engaged, and ready to prepare for an accreditation visit. We’ll cover the steps in the visit timeline and the responsibilities of the camp and the visitors, as well as how to maintain Accreditation in a non-Visit year. We will practice navigating the 2019 Accreditation Process Guide, and learn how to understand compliance and applicability of standards. We’ll go over all of the most current revisions and updates, and you’ll learn where to find and how to use the information, resources, and technology provided by the American Camp Association.


This workshop consists of 2 modules. These interactive virtual seminars will cover all of the material from the traditional course while allowing space to reflect between sessions so you can get all of your questions answered and minimize Zoom-overload. Each Module will run 120 minutes and will be a live, synchronous session so you’ll still get a chance to connect with instructors, staff, and fellow camp professionals just like in past years.

Module 1Intro, Navigating the APG, Non-visit year, Resources, Review

Thursday, January 6, 2022 @10:00am CST

Module 2: Visit year, Review

Thursday, January 13, 2022 @10:00am CST

By registering for this event, you are committing to attend both modules.

Modules are intended to be completed in order. Module 1 must be completed before Module 2. Attendees must complete both modules by March 1, 2022. 

Who Should Attend...

  • Every camp scheduled for a visit in 2022 must send at least one person who will be working on the accreditation process to the workshop.
  • Camps who are bridging to the Accreditation Process Guide v 2019 from the 2012 edition.
  • New Camp Directors, new Executive Directors, or new people in leadership roles at ACA Accredited camps should attend a workshop before the summer.
  • Camp staff who may help with the Accreditation process are encouraged to attend.
  • Anyone who would like to become an Accreditation Visitor should start by taking this course.
  • ​Anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Accredited camp can attend!

Why Attend...

How will your camp benefit from you attending this program?:

Those attending this workshop will gain an understanding of how to prepare for the accreditation process, gain access to resources and tools to help prepare, and receive the Accreditation Process Guide which is the most up to date version of best practices for camp.

How does your career benefit from you attending this program?

Having the Accreditation Process Workshop on your resume and in your professional development pocket will make you an asset to any organization. This means that you have been educated on the industry's best practices and have a deep understanding of the best operational procedures and health and safety practices for camps.

How to Register...

Registration is FREE and open to all!

You'll need to be logged into the ACA Illinois Services Portal to register. Click here to create your profile, or click here to log in.

Registration closes 2 weeks before the course as a courtesy to our volunteer instructors, so don't wait to sign up!

If you need to complete Module 1 and Module 2 in two different months, you must register for both months' events. Modules are intended to be completed in order. Module 1 must be completed before Module 2. Attendees must complete both modules by March 1, 2022.

Questions? Email registration@acail.org.

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