The Camp/Adventure Activity Provider Accreditation is a merger of the previous Australian Camps Association ‘Camping with Confidence’ program with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) and is designed for any business that works within the residential camp and/or adventure activity sector.
The Camp/Advenutre Activity Provider (CAA) accreditation was launched in October 2012.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training and the Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Melbourne) mandates that all Victorian Government or Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Melbourne must use accredited residential campsites – other states are following this direction. Accreditation is thus an important part of developing and promoting your business.
Click here to see the 2012 media release about the launch of the ATAP Program.
Camp/Adventure Activity Provider Accreditation has been designed to ensure the residential camping or outdoor experience is able to be conducted in a manner where the safety of participants and staff is assured. This means the buildings are appropriate and that proper activity equipment is provided and used in a safe manner. It ensures there are clear procedures for supervising campers and administering bookings and proper planning has been done to manage emergencies should they arise.
The variety of residential camps and outdoor experiences ensures that different groups – large or small, children or adult, school, special interest, community – can enjoy diverse experiences. Accreditation recognises this diversity and ensures that regardless of the type of experience your safety has been considered as paramount.
For more information about accreditation please visit the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP).
The accreditation program has evolved over the years, starting out as the 'Camping With Confidence Program', moving to the 'Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) and recently to the 'Quality Tourism Framework'. The logos below show the progression.
Click here to read more about the change to Quality Tourism Framework (2018).