Green Chimneys Summer Camps Awarded for Program Excellence

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February 29, 2016

Nothing says camp like wide open spaces, special friends, new experiences, and memories to last a lifetime and for over 40 years, Green Chimneys Summer Camps has provided just that…for ALL children.

NEWS_ACAEellsAward_Feb2016.jpgGreen Chimneys' Summer Camp program is now a proud recipient of the American Camp Association’s Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence. Camp Director Heather Boylston and Assistant Director Stacey Damiano attended the ACA’s national conference in February to accept the prestigious award, which honors camp programs that develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment, and encourage continued development of such ideas.

Green Chimneys’ summer camp model is designed to recognize each child’s individuality and support their desire to discover the world, and who they are in it. This simple philosophy helps to create meaningful summer experiences for young people, and also enables a highly inclusive environment for children with special needs. Guided by Green Chimneys’ decades of expertise in special education and clinical treatment for children who face social and emotional challenges, Green Chimneys Summer Camps have a unique ability to incorporate academic, behavioral and emotional support into a dynamic summer program to help each child – special needs or not – achieve new skills and confidence.

Congratulations to the staff of our super camp program, including the seasonal counselors who make it such a success year after year!

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