Is the camp committed to best practices in the camp industry?

The Department of Recreation Summer Day Camp program is American Camp Association (ACA) accredited which means that your child's camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation - 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 service 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 complies with industry established health and safety standards recognized by courts of law and government regulations.

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1. What is the Day Camp Site Directors' background?
2. What are the ages of the counselors?
3. What training do counselors receive?
4. Is the camp committed to best practices in the camp industry?
5. Where are the summer camps held?
6. What activities will campers participate in?
7. What time should my child arrive at camp?
8. Does my child have to wear a mask at camp?
9. May I send my child to camp with a cell phone?
10. Are campers grouped by age, activity, or both?
11. What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
12. My child can't swim and you have a trip scheduled to Crystal Springs Waterpark. What are participation expectations?
13. What should my child bring in their backpack?
14. Are changes being made to ensure the health of my child?
15. Will camper's health be monitored?
16. Can my child take Benadryl / Tylenol / medication at camp?
17. Does my child have to wear a camp shirt everyday?
18. How will my child be protected from the sun?
19. Will the camp provide lunch / snack for full day programs?
20. Are parent visits encouraged?
21. Can my child bring electronics to camp?
22. Can I request that my child be placed in a group with his or her friend?
23. Is transportation available?
24. What about extended care before and after camp?
25. How are behavioral and disciplinary problems handled?
26. What happens if a camper or staff member develops COVID-19 like symptoms while at camp?
27. What happens if there is a COVID-19 diagnosis at camp?
28. What happens if there is a COVID-19 diagnosis at home?
29. What happens if my child misses days of camp?
30. Can my child go on vacation during camp?
31. How does a camp handle an illness?