By American Camping Association
A entire source for formative years businesses, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and providers accreditation criteria and implementation instructions in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation implies that ACA has evaluated the complete camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to do exactly that protecting the entire significant providers and courses provided. the most function of the ACA accreditation application is to coach camp vendors and administrators within the management of key points of camp operation, relatively these relating to application caliber and the future health and safeguard of campers and employees. the criteria identify directions for enforcing rules, tactics, and practices. one other objective of ACA accreditation is to aid the general public in determining camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.
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SITE AND FOOD SERVICE STANDARDS FOR CAMP ACCREDITATION The camp’s facilities, safety protocols, and food service safety should promote health and safety and minimize risk. The physical setting of the camp operation is an integral part of the total camp experience. While personnel and program are key to meeting objectives for camper development in a healthy atmosphere, the site, its facilities and food service also make an important contribution to the overall experience and significantly affect the safety of participants.
The intent of labeling is to prevent accidental, inappropriate use of flammable or poisonous substances. Material safety data sheets (MSDS), available from suppliers and manufacturers, provide information on safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials. Directors should be aware of local Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding the availability and use of the MSDS. Directors may also want to check with local officials (such as fire officials or insurance underwriters) for other recommendations concerning the storage and handling of flammable and poisonous substances.
1990 A revised set of standards focusing on health and safety issues was adopted. Items reflecting good business practice were placed in a separate self-assessment document. 1992 Camp standards were revised slightly to address concerns of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 1993 Standards for conference and retreat center operations were adopted. 1998 ACA’s Council of Delegates adopted a complete revision and restructuring of camp standards that combined the former camp accreditation and site approval standards into a single accreditation program for camps.
American Camp Association's Accreditation Standards for Camp Programs and Services by American Camping Association