Promise Camp Receives National Accreditation
Recognition of Excellence
Family Guidance is delighted to announce the recent notification that our camp has earned ACA-Accredited® Camp status! This is verification from the American Camp Association® that our camp complied with up to 300 industry-established health and safety standards, which are recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp industry.
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.
A Commitment to Our Kids
Family Guidance recognizes that ACA camps set the standard for the industry. For us, it is a regular, independent health and safety audit of camp operations. For parents, the ACA-accredited camp sign symbolizes excellence and our accountability and ongoing commitment to the children we serve.
In addition, our participation in the American Camp Association gives to Promise Camp:
- A connection in Washington — ACA monitors important public policy areas, tracking current and proposed legislation and anticipating issues that may affect the camp community.
- Nationwide publicity — ACA’s public relations outreach includes local and national media campaigns; a parent-focused Web site, www.CampParents.org; and an annual family publication, CAMP.
- Ongoing staff training — Staff learn best practices in all areas of camp operation in preparation for the ACA Accreditation Standards Visit.
- Hundreds (even thousands) of dollars of savings. Discounts available only to ACA camps on insurance, food, credit card processing, staff recruitment services, staff training, program materials, education, and more.
A Job Well Done
Congratulations to our camp directors, Brett and Carla Probert, for their hard work and dedication throughout the accreditation process.
Promise Camp is a place where children find unconditional love and acceptance in a safe and fun environment. Your support helps us to share the hope of Jesus Christ and provide a truly life-changing camp experience for Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable children.