Category: AWS News | Region: Northeast Indiana | Posted: July 2, 2012 by Courtney Hartman
CampRed Cedar is riding high! Summer camp is now in full swing and the facility, located just north of Fort Wayne, recently passed the accreditation process to become a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Association (PATH) PremierAccreditedCenter.
PATH International, founded in 1969 as North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), promotes safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding throughout the United States and Canada.
The voluntary accreditation process, which recognizes organizations or programs that have met established industry standards and beyond, is a peer review system in which trained volunteers visit and review programs in accordance with PATH International standards. CampRed Cedar met the accreditation requirements based on administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards and is accredited through 2017.
“The accreditation process is rigorous,” explains Carrie Perry, Director of Camp Red Cedar.“PATH has high standards, and earning this accreditation shows we are very serious about quality and safety within our riding programs.”
Summer camps are underway for campers with and without disabilities.Campers are enjoying a variety of activities including swimming, boating, arts and crafts, karate, games and more.
New to CampRed Cedar this summer is raised gardens.Campers, along with consumers from AWS (CampRed Cedar’s parent company) are learning to grow and care for fruits and vegetables and learning the benefits of good nutrition.
“We have a great summer camp season planned and we’re just getting started,” Perry said.There is still plenty of time to register for a week or more of camp.Visit our website at www.awsredcedar.comto learn more and to register for camp or riding lessons.
CampRed Cedar, a 57-acre summer camp, horseback and therapeutic riding facility at 3900 Hursh Road, includes an indoor arena, gardens, meadows, walking and riding trails, and a 10-acre lake. The Camp offers year-around riding programs for individuals with and without disabilities,
CampRed Cedar is a division of AWS.Founded in 1960, the mission of AWS is to help children and adults with disabilities live as independently as possible, be included in the community and function at their maximum potential.