Valley Trails has been a long time accredited member of the American Camp Association (ACA),. ACA is the only nationally recognized body that accredits all types of camps throughout the United States. Only 25% of camps in the United States have earned ACA accreditation through compliance with nationally recognized standards of health, safety and program quality. Valley Trails has been accredited since 1975.
Valley Trails is also a member of WAIC, The Western Association of Independent Camps. WAIC is a community of independent camps that has joined together to enhance camping in order to offer children and their parents the best possible summer camp experiences. Mike Stillson (aka Otter) is the former Southern Section Vice President, and current PR Chair of WAIC.