by Ben Harris
Every three years, Camp Riverlea is examined for reaccreditation by the American Camp Association (ACA), a national organization interested in program safety and best practices for summer camps of all kinds. On Tuesday, July 22, two ACA volunteers, camp directors from other summer camps in the region, spent the day evaluating Riverlea’s written policies and daily practices. Both visitors were very impressed with all aspects of Camp Riverlea. They spent the entire day touring camp and reviewing our written policies and documents (including the staff training manual, transportation safety policies and documents, letter to parents, professional inspections, and counselor certifications among many other documents).
Overall, there are seven sections that the ACA reviews at Riverlea: 1) program design and activities; 2) program aquatics; 3) operational management; 4) transportation; 5) health and wellness; 6) site and food service; and 7) human resources. Additional information about the ACA accreditation process and standards can be found here (LINK 1). Additional information about the ACA accreditation process can be found here.