4974 Cochran St. Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 526-0136 / (818) 775-2921
1845 Oak Rd. Simi Valley, CA 93063
(as posted on http://www.campparents.org/funsafety)
ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. The ACA forms a partnership with accredited camps that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
ACA helps member camps provide:
Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that the Phoenix Ranch Camp has made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for children. If a state requires licensing, it is mandatory; licensing requirements vary from state to state. ACA standards are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the ‘best practice’ standards of the camp community.
ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, camp staff, and emergency management plans. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as swimming, horseback riding, and adventure and travel.
ACA accreditation standards require a staff screening system which include criminal background checks, where permitted by law. In addition, all staff are checked annually against National Sex Offenders Registry. When selecting a camp, talk to the camp director about the hiring and screening process for all staff.
Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time by visiting ACA’s Web site at www.ACAcamps.org or by calling 1-800-428-CAMP.
For more information click here and be directed to the ACA site
If your child’s camp isn’t ACA-accredited, ask WHY NOT?
Keep in Mind — Informed parents are best prepared to select a camp that meets their standards for staff, programs, safety, and facilities and strives to promote the welfare of every child.