Friday, November 20, 2009

KPC Receives ACA Accreditation

The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced today that Kanawahala Program Center (KPC) has received ACA-Accredited® Camp status.

"ACA Accreditation means that KPC submitted to a thorough (up to 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.

"KPC and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety," said Carolyn Mack, Vice President of Property and Outdoor Programs for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. "ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming."

KPC is located in Chelsea, AL. The camp is in operation throughout the year and offers summer day camp for boys and girls and summer resident camp for girls, Girl Scout troop camping during the year, and services including meeting facilities, retreat facilities, special event facilities and picnics and other activities for Girl Scout Troops, churches, non-profits, businesses and other organizations. For more information, contact the camp at 205-678-8843, or visit the camp's Web site at

About Kanawahala Program Center
Kanawahala Program Center is operational twelve months of the year. It has a 40-acre private lake and junior Olympic-sized swimming pool. KPC also boasts mountain biking trails and a 35-foot climbing tower with attached high and low ropes course elements to offer challenging and adventurous activities. KPC is owned and operated by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.
Photo: Lake Alice at KPC