FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jason Turnier, Managing Director
Camps ‘R’ Us Earns ACA-Accredited Camp Status
Farmingdale, NY – The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that Camps ‘R’ Us has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for 2014.
“ACA Accreditation means that Camps ‘R’ Us 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.
“Camps ‘R’ Us and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety,” said Gary Turnier, Executive Director. “ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming.”
Camps ‘R’ Us was founded in 1993 and has locations in Baldwin, Bellmore, Farmingdale, Hicksville, Valley Stream and West Islip. The camp is in operation from the last Monday of June to the third Friday of August and offers sessions lasting from one week to eight weeks. For more information, parents can contact the camp at (516) 935-2267, or visit the camp’s web site at www.campsrus.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.