We are thrilled to be included in Newsweekâs list ofÂ The Best Summer Camps in the USA for 2019! Along with Silver Lake, Chipinaw was highlighted as a top camp along with details about the importance of accreditation from theÂ American Camp Association.
Why is accreditation important?Â âACA accreditation provides parents and the public with evidence that camps have voluntarily met health and safety standards through a peer review,â explains Tom Rosenberg, president/CEO of the American Camp Association. The article also discusses how parents can involve their child in the research process. We encourage families to reach out to us with any and all questions or concerns you might have about sending yourÂ child to camp for the first time.
You can read an excerpt from the article below:
With six periods of daily activities chosen by each camper, three heated pools, nightly entertainment and activities, campfires, color war, off-camp trips to attractions such as amusement parks and the local bowling alley âŚthatâs a lot of fun to be had!
The quality of the people, though, is truly what makes these camps special. âKindness is Coolâ is the unofficial camp motto and everywhere you look youâll find kids helping and supporting one another. The Big Brother/Big Sister program is one such example where a veteran camper is paired with a younger âsiblingâ. âWe put them in touch before they even arriveâ they FaceTime and text, and it gives the newer kids a familiar face at their second home. The older kids benefit from the leadership role and sharing what they love about camp,â reports owner Shari Baer. Weekly awards for Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, and Positivity (CHIP) round out a program where kids are recognized for displaying these characteristics.