Camp Lee Mar is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the country’s leading professional accreditation program for camps. This means that we have passed a detailed review, consisting of over 300 standards checks!
This past week our director, Ari Segal, was at the American Camp Association Conference in New Jersey. The ACA Conference provides a week of learning and sharing the most current research-based standards in the camping industry. To be an ACA Accredited Camp, Lee Mar takes part in a thorough review of our day-to-day operations every 3 to 5 years. This review includes everything from our staff qualifications, our fun and educational camp program, to the health and safety of campers and staff. ACA standards establish guidelines for policies, procedures, and practices at camp. The American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Red Cross to assure all accredited camps reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operations. Camp Lee Mar is proud to be an ACA accredited camp and participate in this yearly conference.
It is extremely important to us to be recognized by the ACA. We share their vision of “enriching the lives of children, youth, and adults through the camp experience”.
ACA guides us in our programming at Camp Lee Mar assuring we provide:
- Healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences for our campers. At Camp lee Mar this includes our unique academic program, social skills training, speech therapy and job training skills, alongside our traditional camp activities.
- Discovery through experiential education and play.
- Caring, competent staff who have had thorough background checks done and understand our campers with special needs.
- Opportunities for leadership and personal growth for both our campers and staff.
Written by Lynsey Trohoske
My name is Lynsey Trohoske, I am the assistant director at Camp Lee Mar. I have three amazing children, my middle child happens to be on the autism spectrum and is a camper at Lee Mar. I joined camp as a counselor in 1998 and loved the campers and their families so much that Camp Lee Mar became my second home!