Ojai Valley School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the American Camp Association (ACA). The school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and the Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC).
Accreditation verifies that a camp has complied with up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality, which are recognized by courts and government regulators. Accreditation standards cover all aspects of camp operation from food service and health care to management and staffing. The 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 ACA-Accredited camps reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.
In summary, accreditation is a parent’s best evidence of a camp’s commitment to health and safety, and helps assure parents that the camp has had a regular, independent safety audit that goes beyond regulations in most states.
Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time. This may be accomplished through ACA's website at www.ACAcamps.org
(Click on Find A Camp!) or by calling 800-428-CAMP.