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What is the ACA?
Perhaps the best way to give you some insight into the ACA is to let them introduce themselves. The following is an excerpt from an ACA publication:
The American Camping Association is a community of camp professionals and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience. ACA Accreditation identifies those programs which offer a solid foundation of health, safety, & program quality. Only one in four camps meet these high standards!
Founded in 1910, the American Camping Association (ACA) is the only not-for-profit educational body that accredits all types of camps throughout the United States. With members in all 50 states and several foreign countries, we demonstrate our commitment to health, safety, and program quality in camps.
ACA-accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality. By choosing an ACA-accredited camp, you can be assured that many important questions have been asked and appropriately answered.
The ACA keeps very close tabs on its camps. We have visitors on a regular basis and go through an extremely in-depth evaluation every three years. There are very few aspects of our program that aren't addressed by the ACA Standards. This system of inspection and accreditation is of great value to parents in evaluating prospective camps for their children. It is your assurance that trained professionals are looking at the things that you can't see and asking the tough questions that you may not even think of. It tells you that the camp operators are being held accountable for their decisions and actions. It also provides the camp with invaluable guidance as we make sure that our camp meets and/or exceeds each and every standard prescribed by the ACA.
Camp Ma-He-Tu is extremely proud of its long-standing accreditation by the American Camping Association.