The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that Camp Solomon Schechter (CSS) has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for Summer 2012 for the first time in CSS’s 57-year history.
"ACA Accreditation means that Camp Solomon Schechter 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 wi
th 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 Solomon Schechter and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety," said Sam Perlin the Executive Director of Camp Solomon Schechter. "ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment
to quality camp programming."
Camp Solomon Schechter was founded in 1954 and is located in Olympia, Washington. The Camp is in operation from June to August and offers age-based sessions lasting from five days to five weeks. For more information, parents can contact the Camp at 206-447-1967, or visit the Camp's Web site at www.campschechter.org.
ACA is the only independent accrediting organization reviewing camp operations in the country. Its nationally-recognized standards program focuses primarily on the program quality, health and safety aspects of a camp's operation. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. For more parent-focused information about accreditation, visit ACA's www.CampParents.org.