Refer A Friend

We’re looking for top quality staff for next season and we’d like your help.

When you are a returning staff member and refer qualified counselors to camp, we will pay you up to $100.00 per counselor.

Here are the details:

  • They must be qualified to be a counselor.
  • They must successfully complete the summer, as well as you.
  • You must submit, in writing, a description as to why this person is qualified, where you feel they would best fit in (what position, etc.) and which age group you feel they would do best in. E-mail this to
  • You must personally know the applicant.
  • This person must submit a complete staff application and write your name in the “referred to camp by” space.
  • You will act as an ambassador during the summer to the new staff member(s); this includes consulting, advising and nurturing.
  • Deadline for staff referrals is February 15.
  • We will pay you $50.00 (if you are a non-returning staff member) or 100.00 (if you are an active staff member) per successful referral at the end of the summer.
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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