Towanda Cares

Camp Towanda is proud to support and be involved with many philanthropic organizations. We teach, demonstrate and encourage our campers and staff about giving back, being involved and caring. There are several opportunities during camp and throughout the year for our families to get involved, including the Foundation Fighting Blindness Vision Walk, Project Morry swim-a-thon, walk-a-thon and basketball-a-thons, and for our older LITS and CITS, the SCOPE Annual Dinner (Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education). At Camp Towanda, giving back is so important to the fabric of our camp and culture. Campers gain an even deeper appreciation for their own experiences and pay it forward!

Alzheimer’s Association American Camp Association
American Cancer Association Autism Speaks
Congregation Beth Israel Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Eies of NJ R.I. Nazi Victims Fund
Friendship Circle Hazon
JCC-Y Juvenile Diabetes
Make-A-Wish Orangetown Jewish Center
Pediatric Cancer Foundation Leave Out Violence (LOVE)
Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education (SCOPE)
Seelyville Fire Co. Solomon Schecter Schools
The Art School The Children’s Dream Foundation
American Lung Association United Hospice
United Way Project: Morry (Morry’s Camp)
Chamber of Commerce Whitney Museum
Lagond Music School, Inc Ambulance Corp.
Policemen Benevolent Association Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Jimmy Fund Equine Scholarship Fund
United Cerebral Palsy Voices Against Brain Cancer
Heal The Children National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Focus For a Future Dysautonomia Foundation
Jewish Federation A Children’s Brain Tumor Cure Foundation
Ovarian Cycle Meals On Wheels
American Cancer Society Susan Komen Race for the Cure
Mount Snai PLGA Foundation
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ACA Accredited

ACA Accreditation means that the camp you are considering for your child cares enough to undergo a thorough (over 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 the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

ACA helps accredited camps provide:
Healthy, developmentally appropriate and learning experiences and activities;
Discovery through experiential education; Caring, competent role models;
Service to the community and the environment; Opportunities for leadership and personal growth.

Accreditation is voluntary and ACA accreditation assures families that camps have made the commitment to a safe, nurturing environment for their children.

ACA goes beyond basic requirements for health, cleanliness, and food service into specific areas of programming, including camp staff from director throughout counselors, emergency management plans, health care, and management. ACA applies separate standards for activities such as waterfront, adventure and travel.

Parents can (and should) verify the accreditation status of any camp at any time by visiting ACA’s website or by calling 1-800-428-CAMP.
If the camp you are considering is not ACA accredited, ask WHY NOT?

Camp Towanda is not only accredited by the American Camp Association, but has staff members that serve on the ACA Board of Directors as well as one of their Accreditation Inspectors of other camps. Mitch is a former board member himself, of the ACA as well as a Steering Committee member and speaker at the annual camp association conference. He is actively involved and on the boards of several charitable organizations (SCOPE, L.O.V.E. and VisionWalk) that he gets the campers involved in.

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