We are very excited to announce that Camp DaKaNi has earned American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation. Receiving accreditation signifies that our camp maintains the highest standards of excellence in facility, safety, staffing and program design.
Perhaps the best way to give you some insight into the ACA is to let them introduce themselves. The following is an excerpt from an ACA publication:
“The American Camping Association is a community of camp professionals and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience. ACA Accreditation identifies those programs which offer a solid foundation of health, safety, & program quality. Only one in four camps meet these high standards!
Founded in 1910, the American Camping Association (ACA) is the only not-for-profit educational body that accredits all types of camps throughout the United States. With members in all 50 states and several foreign countries, we demonstrate our commitment to health, safety, and program quality in camps.
ACA-accredited camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety, and program quality. By choosing an ACA-accredited camp, you can be assured that many important questions have been asked and appropriately answered.”
The American Camp Association watches it’s camps very closely. Camp DaKaNi will have ACA trained visitors on a regular basis and go through an extremely in-depth evaluation every three years. There are very few aspects of our camp program that aren't addressed by the ACA Standards. This system of inspection and accreditation is of great value to parents in evaluating prospective camps for their children. It is your assurance that trained professionals are looking at the things that you can't see and asking the tough questions that you may not even have considered. It tells you that the camp operators are being observed, and our decisions and actions monitored. It also provides us with invaluable guidance as we make sure that our camp meets and/or exceeds each and every standard prescribed by the ACA.
Being an ACA accredited camp shows our commitment to providing a safe, fun and nurturing environment for children. We will not compromise on providing the highest quality experience in accordance with our keen awareness for safety.
Camp DaKaNi and it’s entire staff are very proud of our accreditation by the American Camping Association!
You can learn more about the American Camp Association at www.acacamps.org
ACA also provides a wealth of resources for parents at www.campparents.org
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