APPLETON, WI - The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced in November that the three camps of Crossways Camping Ministries (Imago Dei Village of Clintonville, Pine Lake Camp of Waupaca, and Waypost Camp of Hatley) have received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for 2018.
"ACA Accreditation means that Imago Dei Village, Pine Lake Camp, and Waypost Camp were 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.
"Crossways and the ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth, fun, and faith development in an environment committed to the highest standards of safety," said Jake Czarnik-Neimeyer, Executive Director of Crossways Camping Ministries. "ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming."
Crossways Camping Ministries operates the three year-round camps in central and northeastern Wisconsin, offering summer youth and family camp programs as well as seasonal retreats and private group facility rentals. Crossways just completed its’ 75th Summer Season. Summer camp sessions for the 2018 season begin June 10th, 2018, and registration is open now online by visiting www.crosswayscamps.org. For more information about the programs and facilities, please contact the Appleton administrative office at (920) 882-0023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACA is the only independent accrediting organization reviewing camp operations in the country. ACA's 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.