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 our members in promoting excellence and enduring success of their camps.

To enhance this process, we will maintain a dedicated and dynamic membership.


  • Enriching the Lives of Children – The more children in camp, the better our world
  • The Value of the Organized Camping Experience -Opportunities for exploration, connection, and character building
  • Integrity – Honesty, Ethical Conduct, Trust
  • Collaboration – Open sharing of ideas and supporting one another to build and operate businesses that last
  • Professionalism – Quality, Excellence, Education, Best Practices
  • Having Fun – Creating a space for smiles, laughter, and life-long memories

WAIC Beliefs