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Accreditation Process Workshop

The Accreditation Process Workshop (APW) is an online, self-paced course that will guide you through the process of preparing for and maintaining your Accreditation with the American Camp Association. 

Click here to register and complete the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should complete this course?

The person who has overall management/leadership of the camp must complete this course. We recommend having other folks attend such as your health manager, assistant director, facilities manager, etc. This will help during the process as they will have a deeper understanding of what is expected and assist you preparing for onsite visits.

When do you need to complete this course? 

    • If you are new to your camp and have not taken an APW yet, you must take it before March 1. (even if your camp is not up for a visit this coming summer.)
    • If you are up for a visit in summer 2024, you must complete this course by March 1.
    • If this is the first time your camp is being accredited, you must complete this course by March 1.

What happens if we don't take the course? 

If are required to complete the course by March 1 and you do not complete it, you will likely not be eligible for an onsite visit in summer 2024 and your accreditation will expire. You would then have to start over in 2025. 

Do you have to be an ACA member to take the APW?


Can other people at my camp take this course?

Yes! We encourage anyone who works with the Standards at your camp to completed the course. This is extremely helpful to the person coordinating the visit. These folks can include (but are not limited to, your food serve manager, health care manager, assistant directors, facilities manager, etc.)

I'm not sure if I need the course. Who do I contact?


Mailing Address:

American Camp Association, Illinois   I   PO Box 5412, Evanston, IL 60204

Mailing Address:

American Camp Association, Illinois

5 S Wabash Ave

Suite 1406

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-332-0833



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