Trusted by Over 10,000 Happy Campers
(And Their Parents!) Since 1999.
Join us for our 19th Summer!
As L.A.'s only officially recognized accredited beach camp, you can rest easy knowing Aloha sets the standard for protecting your child's safety and ensuring their fun with a 100% quality guarantee.
|Aloha Beach Camp Director
What's an Accredited Summer Camp?
Accredited camps set the standard for quality, safety, and fun compared
to other camps. By choosing an accredited camp, you get peace of mind
knowing you've picked a program that meets or exceeds up to 300
health, safety, quality, and other industry-accepted and government-
What's the Risk of Choosing an Unaccredited Camp?
If the camp you're considering isn't accredited, the primary issue
becomes whether it's adhering to certain safety, quality, and
industry-accepted best practice guidelines. With no 3rd party
"watchdog" ensuring its compliance, you just never know.
That's why we always advise viewing unaccredited programs
with a degree of caution until you've have a chance to evaluate
their programs, staff, and reputation and you're satisfied with
How Do Camps Become Accredited?
Some of the standards we are required to comply with involve:
•Health and safety of campers and staff
•Program and activity quality and execution
•Counselor and staff hiring and training practices
•Camper-to-staff supervision ratios
•Anti-bullying policies and procedures
•Emergency management procedures
•Group dynamics and conflict resolution techniques
•Current industry research and youth development trends
•100's of additional standards of key aspects of camp operation
My name is Eric Naftulin and I am the owner and director of Aloha Beach Camp Summer Camp and an Ambassador
for the American Camp Association where I interpret the value of the camp experience for the public and
community based groups.
Summer's almost here, so I wanted to spend a moment talking about
camp accreditation today and the importance of choosing an accredited
camp so you can feel more confident you're picking a safe, quality camp
Accredited camps set the benchmark for excellence in the summer camp
field, and Aloha Beach Camp's the only accredited camp of its kind in
the L.A. area. So if you're considering a beach camp experience for your
child this summer and safety and quality are important to you, we hope
you'll consider our program.
When you choose an American Camp Association accredited camp, you can be confident knowing you're picking a
camp with recognized level of authority achieved by only a select number of camps in the world. For example, in
the United States alone, there's over 12,000 summer camps for kids and teens but only 2,400 have earned
The process of becoming an accredited camp can be long, stressful, time-consuming, and extremely difficult for
camps to achieve, so there may be any number of reasons why a given program is not accredited.
Maybe the camp director doesn't care enough to put in the time to go through the process. Maybe they don't even
know camp accreditation exists. Maybe they recently went through their accreditation audit and waiting for results.
If you have any doubt, we highly urge all parents to verify the accreditation status of any camp via the American
Camp Association's find a camp tool or by calling them at 1-800-428-CAMP. They'll tell you instantly whether the
camp you're considering is accredited, then you can make an informed decision whether the program's right for you.
recognized best-practice guidelines identified by the American Camp Association as key components to running a
safe, trusted, above-board camp operation.
|Choosing a summer camp which has earned accreditation from
the American Camp Association is a parent's best guarantee
they've chosen a camp that meets the highest standards of
safety and quality in the summer camp industry.