“Camp provides a perfect setting for youth to branch out on their own, under the guidance of experienced and trained camp staff,” says Colette Marquardt, executive director of the American Camp Association Illinois. “Camp gives children the opportunity to develop critical life skills that help them excel in life and gain confidence in their ability to be independent.” - Chicago Parent, February 2017 Issue
This past winter, Chicago Parent, a leading magazine for Chicagoland families shared information on the benefits of camp and how to know when your child may be ready! We were grateful they reached out to ACA Illinois to learn more about selecting safe and quality camps. YMCA Metro Chicago VP of Camping and fellow ACA member, Kim Kiser was also quoted and gave excellent advice to Chicago Parent Magazine!
You can read more about what Colette had to say about the benefits of camp here.
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