Camp High Rocks Earns ACA Accredited Camp Status!
October 5, 2009 by Don Gentle
The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that CAMP HIGH ROCKS has received ACA-Accredited®Camp status for 2010. On July 29, two ACA standards visitors reviewed the Camp High Rocks program by interviewing directors, program staff, nurses, kitchen managers, and campers as well as looking over nearly 300 protocols and supporting written documentation.
“ACA Accreditation means that Camp High Rocks submitted to a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation by the American Camp Association (ACA) — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management — and complied with the highest standards in the industry,” said Cindy Moore, National Standards Commission.
“Parents expect their children to attend accredited schools. They also deserve a camp experience that is reviewed and accredited by an expert, independent organization,” Moore said.
“CAMP HIGH ROCKS and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety,” said Don Gentle, Associate Director, “ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming.”
Camp High Rocks is currently the only camp in the nation that is Accreditated by the American Camp Association and the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). AEE focuses more on high adventure activities like rocks climbing, whitewater canoeing, mountain biking, and backpacking. AEE accredits adventure programs like NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and Project Adventure, as well as other outdoor university programs and and schools. Camp High Rocks was the very first program to be accredited by AEE back in 1994. We enjoy how the two accreditations compliment each other and help keep our program not only on top of industry standards but focused on some of the best practices available.