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What are the counselors like?
Camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented and caring adults, who are selected on the basis of their experience, ability to serve as positive role models and their genuine desire to work with children. The ratio of counselors to girls varies with the age of the campers. Camp units with younger girls have the greatest ratio of counselors to campers.
What training does camp staff receive?
Camp staff receive extensive on-site training prior to the arrival of all campers. Training includes activity programming and outdoor skills, songs, games, first aid and safety, team building, age level characteristics, how to deal with homesickness, and more. Staff who supervise high adventure activities are required to have additional training and qualifications.
Where do girls sleep?
Sleeping arrangements vary, depending on the camp program you choose. Campers sleep on metal beds with mattresses in a sleeping cabin with solid walls, roof and screened windows. Or on mattresses in tents.
Can my camper be in the same unit as her friends?
Prior to camp placement your camper may request to be with one special friend in the same unit and program (if her friend is about the same age and ability). To be considered for the same unit, both girls must request each other and the registration forms need to be mailed in the same envelope. Girls requesting a buddy must mail or fax in their forms together, you cannot request a buddy when your register online. After placement, if two or more friends are attending the same session and program together, parents can request that they be placed in the same tent using the Parent Letter to the Counselors which is included in the camp information packet.
What is ACA?
Camp Menzies is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA). Every three years, a team of ACA officials, who are camping professionals, visit the camp to evaluate compliance with the high standards set by a national ACA standards board. ACA standards address the camp’s practices, policies and procedures as they relate to personnel, program, administration, and site and facilities. Camp Menzies was visited in the summer of 2013 and our accreditation was renewed. Only camps that are accredited may bear the American Camp Association accredited seal.