July 2, 2022

Camp Hazen YMCA Earns ACA-Accredited Camp Status

Chester, CT   – The American Camp Association® (ACA) has announced that Camp Hazen YMCA is once again ACA-Accredited® for 2011.  Camp Hazen has been accredited by the ACA for over 40 years.

“ACA Accreditation means that Camp Hazen YMCA 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 Hazen and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety,” said Kath Davies, Camp Director, “ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming.”

ACA helps all accredited camps provide healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences; discovery through experiential education; caring, competent role models; service to the community and the environment and opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

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 information about accreditation, visit ACA’s www.CampParents.org.

Camp Hazen YMCA was founded in 1920 and is located in Chester, CT.  Throughout the summer, Camp Hazen offers 1 and 2 week sessions of both Day and Resident camp programs.  Traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts and campfires – along with more unique programs including a Skate Park, Alpine Tower, Mountain Biking and Windsurfing are available for campers.  All activities are designed to ensure that campers are having fun, making friends and learning valuable life lessons such as independence and leadership which are the core ingredients of the camp experience.  For more information, contact Camp Hazen at 860-526-9529 or visit www.camphazenymca.org