Standards & Accreditation

Look for the Accredited Camp logo!  It is your guarantee that the camp meets or exceeds all mandatory standards, and is maintaining best practices for organized camping in Alberta.

The Alberta Camping Association develops and maintains standards for organized camping in Alberta. It is through the Standards and Accreditation program that we help the general public identify safe, healthy, well-run camps.

The ACA Standards Manual covers all aspects of camp operations ranging from sound financial practices to ensuring safety in various program activities to recommended environmental standards. The manual is continually revised and updated to meet the dynamic camping environment of today.

Specific sections covered include:

  • Camp Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Site, Facility & Equipment
  • Transportation
  • Year-round Camping
  • Camp Health Care, Medical & First Aid
  • Camp Programs / Land Based
  • Camp Programs / Water Based
  • Adventure Based Programs