Become a Visitor

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    Visitors are the heart and soul of the ACA accreditation program! Without them, we would be unable to implement the accreditation program. Please review the qualifications and responsibilities before applying.

    ACA standards visitors believe the benefits they receive by far exceed the investment they make in time to train for and visit camps.  Spread the word and share this flyer — this is your chance at the best professional development ever!

    Get Started

    These 2 steps will get you on the path to becoming an ACA Visitor! These items MUST be completed at least 1 month prior to the Associate Visitor Course starts.

    Submit Your Associate Visitor Application

    Register for the Virtual Associate Visitor Course

    Additional Steps

    • Be a current ACA individual member.
    • Review the ACA Associate Visitor/Visitor Service Description
    • Acknowledge and accept the Conflict of Interest Statement for ACA Standards Volunteers (see service description).
    • Successfully complete the online pre-course work (assigned once application and registration are approved). This takes 3-6 hours.
    • Successfully attended all 5 workshops in the multi-day virtual series.
    • Upon completion of the course, instructor recommendation, and local leadership approval, applicants will be ready to serve as Associate Visitors.

    Visitor Benefits

    A Chance to Learn

    • During your training, you will build a network of other camp pros and polish your skills of observation and open-ended questions. Develop into the mentor you always wished you had!
    • You may read about programming in Camping Magazine and even listen to a colleague explain how a program works, but the value of seeing other programs in operation is unmatched.
    • You will see first-hand how other camps accomplish their missions and reach their goals. See how they make it work in day-to-day operations.
    • Get tips and ideas you can use in your own camp.

    A Chance to Share

    • Our campers deserve the best. ACA is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience. When you help more camps maintain their accreditation or become accredited, you play a significant part in fulfilling our ACA mission.
    • It's a way to give something back. You have learned so much about how to operate a quality camp through the accreditation program, now you have a way to make sure that others can have the same chance for knowledge and growth that you have had.

    A Chance to Save Money


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