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Chatham University Music and Arts Summer Day Camp receives accreditation

PITTSBURGH:   As it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2016, Chatham University’s Music and Arts Summer Day Camp announced that it has received American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation by the Keystone Regional Local Council of Leaders (LCOL).

Music and Arts Summer Day Camp is located on Chatham’s picturesque Shadyside Campus, and provides intensive music and art experiences to students Pre K – 9th grade.  Campers also enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as swimming and sports to supplement the core art, theater and music curriculum.

The main purpose of the ACA-accreditation program is to educate camp owners and directors in the administration of key aspects of camp operation, particularly those related to program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. The standards establish guidelines for needed policies, procedures, and practices. Operational management, health and wellness, and site and food service are some of the areas that were rated to receive this prestigious accreditation.

“Receiving this ACA recognition provides our campers and their families with additional reassurance that we have an ongoing commitment to providing a high quality summer program that is rich in history and focused on music and arts education. By going through the accreditation process , we’ve demonstrated our pledge to standards surrounding safety, compliance, and program implementation,” says Alicia Danenberg, Director of Camps and Special Programs at Chatham.

More information about Chatham’s 2016 Music & Arts Day Camp programming, including a new 3-week camp option at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus in the North Hills, is available at