Safety is of primary importance at Camp Jewell YMCA. We are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and are visited every three years to assure compliance with the ACA standards. In addition we are fully licensed by the State of Connecticut.
The 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 your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.
Earning this accreditation means that we have demonstrated compliance with more than 300 individual health, safety, and program quality standards. These standards establish criteria for program, personnel, transportation, administrative procedures, health care, food service, program activities, and emergency procedures. Accreditation assures parents and campers that we have been measured against national standards for best practices in the camping industry and we are proud to be among only 25% of camps in the United States that are accredited. For more information on the ACA check out their website.