ACA is a great resource for finding appropriate camps that meet high standards of quality and safety
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 3, 2007
Today’s working parents need tools to help with important decisions about their children’s activities and care, and assistance with finding the right summer camp is top on the list. They also have an urgent need to find high quality summer care options. Whether parents are looking for a day camp program to provide coverage for the whole summer, or a specialty residential camp, they want to make sure that their children are engaged in a safe, nurturing environment that supports growth and learning.
There are many issues to be considered when choosing a summer camp, including schedule, location, affordability, appropriateness of activities and setting, as well as safety and overall quality. In addition, camps can fill up, and busy parents can miss deadlines. These issues often cause unneeded stress and anxiety. And stressed and anxious parents can be unproductive at work and, without a summer care plan, can be increasingly absent over the summer.
To help take this stress off working parents—and make them more productive—Harris, Rothenberg International (HRI), LLC, a global performance management company, has recently announced its partnership with the American Camp Association (ACA) to provide user-friendly, self-search summer camp tools and expert content for parents and children about the camp experience. ACA helps parents find the best camp for their children quickly and efficiently.
ACA’s family-dedicated website, http://www.CampParents.org, is geared toward both the parent and the child and offers information on all types of camp programs for children and teens within the United States. Parents will appreciate the tips and tools for evaluating and selecting summer camps. Parents can also search for programs devoted to children with special needs. And ACA now offers a free new electronic newsletter, CAMP e-News, featuring timely information on the camp experience. "ACA is a great resource for finding appropriate camps that meet high standards of quality and safety," says Annette Balnarine, HRI’s Work/Life Manager. ACA is the only national association that accredits camps, using up to 300 standards.
About Harris, Rothenberg International, LLC:
Harris, Rothenberg International is a performance management firm. The company helps employers solve their most challenging and complex people issues by removing the barriers that prevent organizations and employees from achieving their best. HRI achieves this by delivering executive services, employee and employer assistance programs, work/life services, behavioral risk management, and training. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in New York City, HRI is one of the oldest and most well respected firms of its kind. HRI currently serves over 2,500 clients and covers over 3,000,000 lives.
For more information on how HRI can help your organization, please call 800-441-7509.
About The American Camp Association:
The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share their knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of their diverse 7,000-plus membership and exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living—lessons that can be learned nowhere else.
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