About WAIC - WAIC: Western Association of Independent Camps
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The Western Association of Independent Camps (WAIC) is an organization of summer camps with owners and directors dedicated to operating excellent youth programs across the county.  Although the resident, day, and travel programs differ in length of stay, activities offered, and location, each camp offers wonderful experiences and life-long memories for campers.


The WAIC community is a valuable resource and supportive network working together to share information and advocate for camps. Find out how you can help Save Next Summer.


Learn more about the benefits of joining WAIC!

About WAIC


To inspire and support camp professionals by providing a dynamic community for excellence through education, inclusivity, and collaboration.


  • Enriching the Lives of Children and the Great Community as a whole– The more children in camp, the better our world
  • The Value of the Organized Camping Experience¬†
  • Creating Inclusive Environments
  • A Commitment to Integrity – Honesty, Ethical Conduct, Trust
  • Robust Collaborative Community
    • Open sharing of ideas and supporting one another to build and operate businesses that last.
    • Active development & sharing intellectual property & resources.
    • Proactive and adaptive leaders in camping community
  • Professionalism – Quality, Excellence, Education, Best Practices
  • Having Fun

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