Parents want the best for their children. Whether it’s academic, friends, extracurricular activities, or camps; parents work to ensure that their child will have a pleasant and safe experience.
When it comes to choosing summer camps, parents have complete assurance when they choose a camp accredited by the Alberta Camping Association (ACA). This designation means that the camp delivers safe, high quality facilities and programming.
But what does accreditation mean?
The ACA facilitates summer camp accreditation throughout Alberta. This includes overnight, day camps, municipal programs, and rental facilities. To earn ACA accreditation, camps must undergo an audit of their paperwork, policies, financial operations, programs, and facilities. A stringent set of standards must be met to become accredited.
Top 4 Reasons to Choose an Accredited Camp
1. Its business practices are sound
When a camp is accredited, it has passed the highest standards of business administration practices in many different areas including; record keeping, insurance, safety procedures, human resources, training, and supervision ratios.
2. Its facilities are of the highest quality
The ACA does a thorough review of camp facilities during the accreditation process. It looks at issues such as adherence to legislation and codes, fire safety, evacuation procedures, and motor vehicles standards.
3. It offers the best possible health care
An accredited camp will have the appropriate number of camp medical personnel and first aid training for its size. It will also have a proven hygiene procedures and practices, abundant first aid stations and equipment, and proper management of medical records.
4. Its programs meet or exceed industry mandates and standards
To become accredited, each camp must pass a set of standards based on the programs and services they offer. This includes a wide range of categories including; swimming (waterfront and pool), horse back riding, out tripping, boating, and many more.
The ACA stays up to date on all industry standards for each category and updates them regularly.
Look for the Logo!
Parents can know with a simple glance if a camp is operating at the highest quality caliber- they simply have to look for the logo!
The ACA Accredited logo means quality, safe, and healthy experiences are offered at the camp that displays it.