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Soaring Eagle Waterpark Becomes the First Waterpark in Michigan
to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation
Mt Pleasant, MI.) –Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This certification demonstrates the park’s commitment to ongoing autism awareness training to help staff provide a welcoming environment for visitors who are on the autism spectrum. The park will also receive an onsite review provided by IBCCES which includes sensory guides for rides and recommendations to ensure the guest experience is as positive as possible.
“There are many members of the autism community that would love to explore, visit, and enjoy an overnight stay or day at the waterpark. Our team recognizes the importance of servicing guests and their families on the autism spectrum,” said Bonnie Sprague, General Manager, Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. “By becoming a Certified Autism Center™, we will be able to entertain our autism community in a creative, fun, and safe way. We look forward to providing sensory days with memorable experiences for all of our guests.”
For more than 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in cognitive disorder training and certification for education, healthcare, and corporate professionals around the globe. IBCCES recognized that many families with children who have special needs have limited travel and recreation options. In response to this need, IBCCES created training and certification programs specifically for the attractions and destinations. IBCCES is the only credentialing organization providing this type of certification, which includes evidence-based best practices as well as the perspectives of individuals with autism, alongside other tools and resources to ensure the program is a long-term commitment and has a lasting impact.
“We know that training and certification is the best way for organizations to ensure they can accommodate all families,” explained Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman. “IBCCES is proud to work with Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel to help individuals have a safe and enriching experience, whether they are visiting from out of town or are locals who can return to the park frequently, and we applaud the team for their commitment.”
IBCCES also created AutismTravel.com, a free online resource for parents that lists certified destinations and connects families to other resources and each other. Each destination listed on the site has met the Certified Autism Center (CAC) requirements.
Welcome to our newest addition to The Soaring Eagle Properties family, The Retreat at Soaring Eagle. With accommodations unlike any other in the Great Lakes Bay Region, The Retreat at Soaring Eagle features European design influences and bold colors.
The Retreat at Soaring Eagle offers almost unlimited flexibility with one, two, and three bedroom lodgings available. All suites feature kitchen and living areas. Refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers and a private washer and dryer make an extended stay at The Retreat feel like home.
Walk out the door and you are in the middle of everything. Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel is adjacent to The Retreat and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is 1.5 miles away.
The Retreat at Soaring Eagle is your sanctuary from average.
Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park is an upscale R.V. destination! 67 sites nestled beside a 42-acre lake with 50’ concrete pads, asphalt approaches, full hookups, and individual fire rings. Canoe and watercraft rentals are available and fishing is encouraged! Enjoy the large community fire ring while you learn of the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The R.V. Park is near Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel and , as with all Soaring Eagle Properties, you are welcome to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to the gaming fun at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.
We love the waterpark!
It slipped my mind to get his name but a HUGE THANK YOU to the young man who saved my dad’s life (09-04-2022). My 64-year-old Army veteran dad wanted to share a bonding moment with my son and decided to go down a water slide with him. We don’t know if he hit his head on the ride down or the wall after coming out of the slide but the current caught my dad and wouldn’t let him up. My dad was under for a good minute maybe a few seconds over a minute. The young man struggled because of the size of my dad (6’1 285lbs) and the current fighting them but the young man was able to finally grab my dad from under his arms. We are very grateful for that young man, he didn’t give up and fought his hardest to save my dad… I can tell that young was proud of himself but not as proud of him as we were so again thank you and to his parents, I can tell you raised a great young man.
Nice place to take your family.
Had a nice time with my family. The hotel room was clean and the food was good.
It was a good experience, my 7-year-old loved playing in the water. The staff was very friendly and always moving which was reassuring with my kid in the water.
We had a great time.
The story of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is filled with 10,000 years of tragedy, trials and triumphs. From Hunter-Gatherers to leaders in Native American gaming and revitalization, the journey of the Tribe has been long and diverse. Find the entire tale at Ziibiwing Center. Complimentary shuttle available.
Complimentary shuttle service available to all Soaring Eagle Properties, including Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Slot Palace, Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park, The Retreat at Soaring Eagle and the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways.