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Pilgrim Heights gains camp accredidation

December 23, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The American Camp Association (ACA) announced recently that Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center a non-profit service of Our Sacred Space, Inc. has received ACA-Accredited Camp status as of October 18th 2012.

"ACA Accreditation means that Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center 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.

"Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center and ACA form a partnership that promotes summers of growth and fun in an environment committed to safety," said Ann Graham, Executive, "ACA accreditation demonstrates our commitment to quality camp programming."

Our Sacred Space, Inc. was founded in 2007 out of the need to successfully build and manage the camp and retreat programming facilitated through Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center, previously owned by the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ since 1954. The Camp & Retreat Center encompasses over 120 acres in the bluffs of the Iowa River, bordering an 80-acre recreational lake, providing spectacular views and loads of adventure.



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