Summer Camp Associations

American Camp Association
American Camp Association, New York Section
Premier Camps
Maine Youth Camping Association

Site Rental Information

For information on how to host a retreat or meeting at Kippewa please contact Lakeside Retreats

Charitable Organizations

America’s Camp, a special summer camp created for children who lost a parent on 9-11.
Morry’s Camp, a camp for underprivileged children from the New York area.

Our Community & Lake Cobbosseecontee

Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed – Organization dedicated to preserving our lake – Lake Cobbosseecontee – and the 27 other area lakes that make up the Cobbossee watershed.

Summer Camp Resources

R&B Camp Baggage for baggage transportation to and from camp. R&B serves the greater New York metro area, as well as Connecticut, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, Washington, DC-Virginia, and Florida. For more info visit

Camp Kippewa uses and recommends H&H Purchasing Services to help small businesses save money on food and supplies

For summer camp jobs visit the Great Camp Jobs website

Camp Kippewa is a proud CampGroup camp, a family of independent, summer camps where kids come first. Check out our affiliated camps

What is the ACA and why is accreditation important?

The American Camp Association (ACA) is a community of camp professionals who, for nearly 100 years, have joined together to share camp knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs.

In addition to being actively involved in the ACA and many of its organizations, Camp Kippewa is an accredited camp. ACA accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough review of its operation – up to 300 standards are examined from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. The American Camp Association collaborates with experts from The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth service agencies to assure that current practices at accredited camps reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. ACA accreditation is generally considered in the camp industry to be the best evidence for parents that a camp is committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment for children, as it assures that the accredited camp has passed regular, independent safety audits that go beyond regulations in most states.