The American Camp Association (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who, for more than 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 6,700 plus membership and exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.
The ACA-Accreditation Program
ACA accredits over 2,300 camps. ACA-accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality.
ACA works closely with a number of other youth-serving organizations and associations, including: