What does ACA Accreditation mean?

You may notice the ACCREDITED logo on some of our brochures and paperwork. What does this mean?

First of all, what is ACA?

From their website: "The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 11,000 plus membership and our 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."

Every 3 to 5 years, Pyles Boys Camp hosts 2 standards visitors, who visit our camp and view everything from our staff interacting with campers to the temperature of the water coming out of our faucets. This peer-review process helps keep our team educated on industry trends, as well as voluntarily puts us beyond the state licensing requirements that are required.

Why an ACA-Accredited Camp?

From their website: "ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) peer 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. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety."

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Pyles is committed to being part of the national camp community and learning from industry leaders.  We have high standards for everything we do, and being ACA Accredited is one of the many things we do to accomplish our mission!