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As summer fast approaches, many parents are looking into summer camps to which to send their children. Before deciding which camp is best suited for your children, make sure you get a s much information as possible about the camp, its staff, its location and what safety practices and procedures the camp has implemented. One of the easiest tools to utilize in beginning your research on summer camps is to visit This website gives parents a lot of helpful information on the subject and discusses what it means for a camp to be “accredited”.

The American Camp Association (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 6,700 plus membership and exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.

In addition to looking into camp accredidation, inquire with the camp as to how they select their staff and whether or not background checks and reference checks are completed. Remember you will be entrusting the camp with the safety and well being of your children.

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