Dear Wheeler Summer Camp Families,
I am absolutely thrilled to share a momentous milestone with each of you – Wheeler Summer Camp has officially received its first-ever accreditation through the American Camp Association! This recognition is not just a certificate; it’s a testament to the dedication and tireless efforts of our entire camp community.
To be recognized with ACA accreditation, a camp must go through a comprehensive review of up to 266 standards focused on areas from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to ensure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.
The road to accreditation has been a journey fueled by passion, dedication, and a profound commitment to providing the very best summer experience for our campers, families, and staff. From the onset, our team set out to meet rigorous standards, ensuring that every aspect of Wheeler Summer Camp’s offerings adhered to the highest benchmarks of safety, quality, and excellence.
Our counselors, the heartbeat of Wheeler Summer Camp, invested countless hours into specialized training programs, honing their skills to become not only experts in their respective fields but also ambassadors of the camp spirit. Through our staff training and continuous learning, they embraced the responsibility of shaping young minds with a passion that knows no bounds.
Behind the scenes, our administrative team, our catering team, the maintenance crew, and everyone in between contributed their unique skills and unwavering enthusiasm. It’s the collective effort of this dedicated team that has transformed Wheeler Summer Camp into a beacon of excellence.
ACA is the only independent accrediting organization that reviews camp operations in the United States. For more family-focused information about accreditation, visit ACAcamps.org.
To all of you, who trust us with the care and growth of your children, to the campers whose infectious laughter fuels our days, and to every supporter who believed in the vision of Wheeler Summer Camp- this triumph is a shared success!
Wheeler Summer Camps provides local children ages 3 to 18 years old with a high-quality and life-changing summer experience.
Registration for next summer opens on December 5! Over the next week, we will be releasing our Specialty Camps and updating our website with this summer information.
Read this article published by the American Camping Association:
The Power of Camp!