At the National Academy of Athletics, we are committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, promotes inclusivity, and upholds principles of equity. We firmly believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves equal opportunities, respect, and a sense of belonging. This commitment extends to our staff, families, kids in our care, and community partners, and it is at the core of everything we do.

  1. Staff: We strive to cultivate a diverse team of staff members who bring unique perspectives, experiences, and talents to our camp. We value and respect the diversity of our staff, including but not limited to their race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, & socio-economic background. We are dedicated to creating a supportive & inclusive work environment that encourages open dialogue, professional growth, and equal opportunities for all staff members.
  2. Families: We welcome & embrace families from all backgrounds, cultures, and family structures. We strive to create an inclusive and safe space where families feel respected, valued, and heard. We encourage open communication and actively seek feedback from families to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are met. Our goal is to create a collaborative partnership with families that enhances the experience of every child in our camp community.
  3. Community Partners: We actively seek partnerships with community organizations and groups that share our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. By collaborating with like-minded organizations, we aim to amplify our impact and promote positive change in our broader community. We are dedicated to building relationships that foster understanding, mutual respect, and equal opportunities for all.
  4. Program & Environment: Our programs are designed to celebrate & embrace diversity, promoting cultural awareness, inclusivity, and a sense of belonging among all campers. We provide a safe and supportive environment where children can explore their interests, develop their skills, and build meaningful connections with their peers. We are committed to eliminating any barriers that prevent equal access to our programs and strive to accommodate the diverse needs of our campers.
  5. Continuous Improvement: We understand that diversity, inclusion, and equity are ongoing journeys. We are committed to regularly reviewing and improving our policies, practices, and programs to ensure that they align with our values and meet the evolving needs of our camp community. We will actively listen to feedback, engage in education and training, and adapt our approach to create a more inclusive and equitable camp experience for all.

At the National Academy of Athletics, we firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are not just ideals but essential elements that enrich our camp community. We are dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces and celebrates the unique qualities of each individual. By promoting equity and providing equal opportunities for all, we strive to create a safe, welcoming, and empowering space where everyone can thrive and experience the joy of sports, teamwork, and personal growth.

This statement serves as a foundational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the National Academy of Athletics and will guide our actions as we work towards a more inclusive future.