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ACCREDITATION

THE PURPOSE OF THE BCCA ACCREDITATION STANDARDS IS TO PROVIDE:

  • The operators of overnight camps in British Columbia, and those individuals or agencies planning such services, with information on how to be endorsed by the BCCA.
  • BCCA Members with materials to aid in developing and improving resident camp services in British Columbia.
  • A means for camp professionals to evaluate their operations
  • A means to request a formal evaluation by, and consultation from, fellow BCCA Members.
Download and review the 2022 Accreditation Standards.

Note: The BCCA accreditation standards are not intended as a deterrent to becoming a BCCA Member. Rather, to motivate camps toward achieving the highest quality and safety standards for the entire camping industry in British Columbia.


ACCREDITATION RESOURCES

These include:
  • Resource Materials
  • Annual BC Camping Conference
  • Consultation and Informed Advice
  • Newsletters
  • Executive Meetings (all members welcome)
  • Accreditation Visits
  • NEW for 2022 - Annual Accreditation Declaration FormTo support our member camps in offering safe and quality camping in BC between scheduled accreditation inspection visits the BCCA has created an Annual Accreditation Declaration form for accredited camps. Please review the current year's accreditation standards to ensure you are up to date with additions or revisions (highlighted in yellow) and ensure this form is submitted on or before June 15th. To complete the annual declaration form click here. 


HOW TO BECOME A BCCA ACCREDITED CAMP

An aspiring camp must be in operation for at least one (1) year before an Accreditation Visit will be made. The maximum term a camp may be accredited is four (4) years. Accreditation applies to the operation as seen at the time of the visit. Additional visits may be required if there is significant change in program, staff, management, board, ownership, site and/or facilities.

Contact us for more information on becoming accredited by the BCCA!



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