Western Association of Independent Camps
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What is WAIC
The Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC) is a group of independent day and resident camps in the Western United States. All WAIC camps are accredited through the American Camp Association, and therefore meet the camp industry's highest standards for safety, staffing, health, and programming.

Our camps vary in the activities offered and length of stay, but all WAIC camps maintain a commitment to offering the highest quality camp experiences available. To learn more about individual camp programs, choose the "Find a Camp" tab and click on the links to the individual camp's websites. If you are interested in working at a summer camp, choose the "Find a Job" tab.

Camps who are interested in joining WAIC and being part of the education, networking, and sharing that we are about are encouraged to visit "About WAIC" and learn about joining our group.
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Benefits of Camp
Social Skills

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Participation

and Character

  • Responsibility
  • Resourcefulness
  • Resilience


Service Skills
  • Caring
  • Fairness
  • Citizenship
  • Trustworthiness
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