- Camp committees, directors and staff continually strive
to improve their camp's facilities, program and operation. This
is a challenging job because most camps experience an influx
of new people at both the board and program staff levels each
year. As a result, learning how to operate a good safe camp is
an ongoing process. Because camps are legally liable for the
lives of the campers placed in their care, one of SCAs
most important roles is to assist people with this learning process.
In keeping with our goal of assisting camps in improving facilities,
program and operation, the SCA as developed a program of accreditation.
This program, with its mandatory standards and desirable practices,
for all aspects of camp operations, is an educational tool designed
to help camps become more knowledgeable about current government
laws and safe camping practices. SCA recognizes the special differences
among camps in Saskatchewan. Standards are not intended to regulate
or limit the unique spirit or emphasis of any individual camp
but to assist camps in evaluating and improving their facilities,
program and operation. The standards are under constant review
to include changes in government legislation and the concerns
of the camping community.
Accreditation is the official recognition by the Association
of a camp's continued operation within the standards and desirable practices. SCA believes that every camp in Saskatchewan can benefit by going through this process. Please contact us for the hard copy of the 2016 Accreditation
Manual. or download
the online version.
- PLEASE NOTE: Camps
who are currently accredited need to complete a Compliance
Sheet confirming that their camp operation is conforming to the current standards in 2016.