American Camp Association

Camp Matoaka is proud to be a member of the American Camp Association and proud to be ACA accredited. ACA accreditation is a voluntary process. Camps allow an outside team of trained professionals to verify compliance at least once every three years with nearly 300 standards relating to health and safety, management, personnel, programming and facilities. Jason Silberman has been a visitor for the New England section for the past 5 years accrediting camps in the New England area. The American Camp Association, as the only national accrediting body for all types of camps, has a 50-year history of administering the accreditation program. ACA standards are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards for camp regardless of a camp’s accreditation status. The American Camp Association is the advocate for the accredited-camp experience. ACA Standards are continually revised and updated to reflect the needs of camps, the public, and the changing body of laws and regulations. The main purpose of ACA accreditation is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. The second purpose of ACA accreditation is to assist the public in selecting camps that meet industry-accepted and government-recognized standards. For more information on the accreditation process or the American Camp Association please click here.