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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Earns ACA-Accredited Camp Status
CITY/TOWN, STATE - The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that CAMP NAME has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for UPCOMING YEAR/SEASON.
"ACA Accreditation means that (CAMP NAME) 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.
"(CAMP NAME) and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety," said YOUR NAME, YOUR TITLE, "ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming."
CAMP NAME was founded in YEAR and is located in TOWN/CITY. The camp is in operation from MONTH to MONTH and offers sessions lasting from NUMBER OF DAYS/WEEKS to NUMBER OF DAYS/WEEKS. For more information, parents can contact the camp at AREA CODE/PHONE NUMBER, or visit the camp's Web site at URL ADDRESS.
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 .