Purpose and Value of 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) Accreditation

Accreditation educates camp owners and directors  in administering key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. The camp's voluntary participation in the 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)'s professional development and accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to providing the best possible camp experience.

Accreditation provides a framework to manage resources, offer best practices in policies and procedures, and strive for continuous improvement.  鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) standards establish guidelines for designing and implementing policies, procedures, and practices. The camp is then responsible for implementing those policies and ensuring they are followed.

Accreditation indicates to the public that the camp administration has voluntarily allowed a peer review process in which its practices are compared to standards established by professionals and authoritative sources associated with the camp industry. 

鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)'s Accreditation Program is  not intended to circumvent the licensure  required to operate your primary business.

Eligibility for 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) Accreditation

The 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation program is appropriate for a wide variety of camp and out-of-school experiences. 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accredits programs sponsored by various organizations. These organizations may be agencies, independently owned, faith-based, therapeutic, city or county governments, after-school programs, or other organizations. Day camps, resident camps, and travel programs have achieved 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation status.

Camps and programs may operate on their own property or on property belonging to another entity. Programs taking place in rustic settings, well-developed settings in the woods, at neighborhood community centers, on college campuses, and K-12 schools are all eligible for 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation.

Operations that lease, rent, or otherwise make available their site and/or facilities to other program operators or sponsors who are responsible for their own staffing and programming may also seek 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation.

  • Deliver camp programs and/or provide camp facilities and services for other programs consistent with 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)’s mission of enriching the lives of children, youth, and adults through the camp experience.
  • U.S.-based camps  with at least one program that occurs in the United States or its territories.
  • Programs with a  primary audience  of campers five years and older. (NOTE: Many camps offer programs that serve  some  three- or four-year-old campers. If this is the camp’s  primary  audience, accreditation or licensure through a different organization is most appropriate.)
  • Program sessions must be at least  three   days in length,  with a specific purpose and goals.
  • Single-day programs, one-night/two-day programs, and virtual programs are  not considered  for 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation.
  • Conduct activities or serve camps and programs that conduct activities which:
    • Utilize trained leadership.
    • Include planned and organized group interaction that contributes to participants’ personal growth, which may include skills development as well as mental, physical, social, and spiritual growth.
    • Provide a sustained experience for participants attending for an established period of time.
    • Will often include the outdoors and the natural environment as a setting for activities that teach environmental stewardship and recreational skills.
    • Have a commitment to health, safety, and risk management.

鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) Camps Set the Standards

Strategic Planning
鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation is an educational tool, an industry benchmark, a best-practices solution, and a learning formula for your camp staff. Strategic planning for your camp is simplified; policies, procedures, and practices are established; and your staff is responsible for ongoing implementation – a dynamic instructional process for any camp!

Professional Development
It is proven that involvement in professional organizations in any field of expertise develops well-informed, better-educated staff. The accreditation process and membership in 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) are invaluable tools for success. 

Professional ties and the opportunity to network with your colleagues are incredible benefits – get involved! Accreditation is administered by trained volunteers.  Accreditation volunteers are trained, industry peers.  Become an  accreditation visitor  and learn more, understand more, and discover more!   Be part of 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)'s greatest asset, our peer volunteers! You can give back to camps and witness how other camps operate.

Exclusive Discounts
Recoup your investment in accreditation through discounts on services you can't do without –  group purchasing  of food service contracts, propane, office supplies, building and cleaning supplies,  staff recruitment , and product savings through  鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) business partnerships and vendors .

Advertising / Promotion
鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)'s Find a Camp  database receives thousands of unique page views per day! 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)-accredited camps are recognized with the accreditation logo on this interactive search tool for parents. Find-A-Camp provides parents with a better choice in camps and a direct link to your camp. Camps should be proud and  promote their accreditation to the public .

Parents nationwide recognize the importance of 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录) accreditation when choosing a camp for their child, and they expect you to reach far beyond the minimum state and local regulations. 鲸鱼电竞app赛事(鲸鱼电竞注册登录)-accreditation status demonstrates a camp's accountability, credibility, and commitment.

Use  key messages  and scripts to keep parents tuned to the value of your accreditation status in every operational aspect of your camp, from programming to staff training.

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