By American Camping Association
A complete source for formative years 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 signifies that ACA has evaluated the whole camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to do exactly that masking all of the significant providers and courses provided. the most goal of the ACA accreditation software is to coach camp proprietors and administrators within the management of key points of camp operation, rather these concerning software caliber and the health and wellbeing and defense of campers and employees. the criteria determine guidance for imposing rules, systems, and practices. one other goal of ACA accreditation is to help the general public in identifying camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.
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Additional info for American Camp Association's Accreditation Standards for Camp Programs and Services
In 1940, the executive committee of ACA decided that the existing formulations of standards should be assembled, examined, and worked into a composite form that might represent a consensus of the camp movement. Grants from the Kellogg and Chrysler Foundations enabled this project to go forward, and in 1948, the first set of camp standards was officially adopted at ACA’s national convention. At subsequent national meetings, additional standards and/or concepts related to standards were adopted: 1950 Personnel and program standards were adopted.
Currently” means that for a continuously used water supply, testing is done at least quarterly. If part or all of a camp’s water supply is not continuously used, it is recommended that testing be within thirty (30) days preceding the first use. 1 Does the camp have on site: A. The blueprints, charts, or written physical descriptions of locations of all electrical lines and cutoff points, gas lines and valves, and water cutoff points, or B. For a nonowned site, the written or posted telephone number of the individual or agency to contact in case of problems?
State or local fire officials or insurance underwriters may provide guidance as to what constitutes an acceptable escape plan. The emergency-exit needs of persons with disabilities should be considered. Ground-level entrances should be accessible without the use of lifts or elevators to facilitate easy access and quick evacuation of all persons. In split-level buildings that have ground-level access on only one side, emergency exits from upper-level sleeping quarters must facilitate quick, safe evacuation of all persons in case the ground-level exit is blocked.
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