The British Activity Providers Association has over 20 years experience of working with providers of school activity courses, adventure holidays, summer camps and day camps. It is the trade association run by providers for providers and their customers. It is acknowledged, respected and consulted by members of the outdoor industry, relevant Government departments, regulatory bodies and the media. Over the years it has amassed a wealth of information and guidance which will be beneficial to any provider. It addresses practical problems in a practical way. It provides information, support and accreditation for members that comply with the benchmark standards of its Code of Practice.
Before a provider can become a full member of BAPA and display the appropriate badge, it must have operated successfully for a minimum of two years. Members have to agree to abide by the detailed BAPA Code of Practice which stipulates the Association’s high standards of safety, value for money and customer service. Centres are also subject to independent inspection at a frequency appropriate to their programmes and objectives. BAPA membership is an indication to schools, parents and other customers that the provider is taking its responsibilities seriously and should deliver a quality product.