“Accredited by the American Camp Association” What Does It Mean?
ACA accreditation indicates that the camp has voluntarily allowed its practices to be compared with up to 300 standards established by professionals in the camp industry.
This past summer, Camp Rotary was again visited by an outside team of trained camp professionals to observe the camp in session and to verify compliance with nearly 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.
Accreditation assures parents that camp practices have been measured against national standards and go a step beyond many state and federal laws.
Only 25-30 percent of an estimated 8,500 day and resident camps seek accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to health, safety, and program quality.
The ACA-Accredited Camp logo indicates that a camp’s management is committed to complying with the highest standards established for the camp industry.
This camp must also comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health.