November 28, 2006
Ella Loschak
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Earns ACA-Accredited Camp Status

S. BARBARA, CA - The American Camp Association (ACA) announced today that Camp Gan Israel has received ACA-Accredited Camp status for the upcoming camp season 2007.

"ACA Accreditation means that Camp Gan Israel  submitted to a thorough (over 300 standards) review of its operation by the American Camp Association (ACA) — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management — and complied with the highest standards in the industry," said Cindy Moore, National Standards Commission.

"Parents expect their children to attend accredited schools. They also deserve a camp experience that is reviewed and accredited by an expert, independent organization," Moore said.

“Camp Gan Israel and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety," said Ella Loschak, Camp Director, "ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming."

Camp Gan Israel was founded in 1999 and is located in S. Barbara, CA. The camp is in operation for the month of July and offers sessions lasting from 2 weeks to 4 weeks. For more information, parents can contact the camp at 805-683-1544, or visit the camp's Web site at

ACA is the only independent accrediting organization reviewing camp operations in the country. Its nationally-recognized standards program focuses primarily on the program quality, health and safety aspects of a camp's operation. ACA 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. For more parent-focused information about accreditation, visit ACA's