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A finished source for adolescence firms, associations, companies, and libraries that includes ACA s 2012 camp courses and providers accreditation criteria and implementation directions in a perfect-bound quantity. To the general public, ACA accreditation signifies that ACA has evaluated the whole camp operation. The 2012 criteria are designed to just do that masking the entire significant prone and courses provided. the most objective of the ACA accreditation software is to coach camp proprietors and administrators within the management of key facets of camp operation, rather these with regards to application caliber and the future health and protection of campers and employees. the factors identify directions for enforcing regulations, methods, and practices. one other goal of ACA accreditation is to aid the general public in deciding upon camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized criteria.

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Day camps with overnights in buildings will also score this standard. The situation of private residents is covered in the applicability statements. , any kind of fuel that burns, and does not include electric heat units). A CO detector should be installed on each floor of a building or structure used for sleeping, and within each bedroom if occupants sleep with a closed door. The detector should be installed according to instructions specified with the equipment. 2 do not apply if 30 percent or more of the wall area is screened or open, or if camp has no buildings used for sleeping.

YES NO Contextual Education “Buildings” for the purposes of this standard are permanent, enclosed structures that remain intact regardless of season. Tents and Adirondack shelters are not considered buildings for the purposes of this standard. This standard includes buildings used by campers, staff, or rental groups. Day camps with overnights in buildings will also score this standard. 1, emergency exits should be located opposite the main entrances so they could be used if the main entrance is blocked.

Alternatively, there may be only certain parts that are MANDATORY within the boxed text. In this case, the “MANDATORY” designation in the margin specifies the part of the standard that is mandatory. 2 is MANDATORY (see Figure 3 on page 22). Compliance with the Figure 2. Example of a standard with multiple scorable items and example of does not apply MANDATORY parts of a standard is required for accreditation to be granted, regardless of scores achieved in other areas of the standard. A complete list of MANDATORY standards is included in the resource material following the actual standards.

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