Cause for a Camp Celebration: Wheeler Summer Receives National Accreditation from the American Camp Association

November 14, 2023

We are happy to share that Wheeler Summer Camp has received its first-ever accreditation through the American Camp Association (ACA)! To be recognized with ACA accreditation, a camp must go through a comprehensive review of up to 266 standards focused on areas 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-serving agencies to ensure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.

“The road to accreditation has been a journey fueled by passion, dedication, and a profound commitment to providing the very best summer experience for our campers, families, and staff,” says Wheeler Summer Director Danielle Levya. “This recognition is not just a certificate; it’s a testament to the dedication and tireless efforts of our entire camp community. From the onset, our team set out to meet rigorous standards, ensuring that every aspect of Wheeler Summer Camp’s offerings adhered to the highest benchmarks of safety, quality, and excellence.

“Our counselors, who are the heartbeat of Wheeler Summer Camp, invested countless hours into specialized training programs, honing their skills to become not only experts in their respective fields but also ambassadors of the camp spirit,” Ms. Levya adds. “Behind the scenes, our administrative team, our catering team, the maintenance crew, and everyone in between contributed their unique skills and unwavering enthusiasm to help Wheeler Summer achieve this distinction.”

ACA is the only independent accrediting organization that reviews camp operations in the United States. For more family-focused information about accreditation, visit

Wheeler Summer’s philosophy is about giving campers ages 3 to 15 an opportunity to be active in an outdoor environment, explore new things, have fun, build confidence, and make long-lasting friendships! To learn more about Wheeler Summer Camp, visit Registration for next summer opens on Dec. 5!


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