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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.
Great experience as usual!
Very friendly, fun place with a lot of things nearby to do.
The slide was so much fun! My baby brother had a blast and so did my dad. We all had a blast! The food there is amazing!
Came here for a fun day trip with my husband and I totally recommend it. If you’re going to stay here then definitely get the room that includes the water park tickets because then you get the best value. The staff was super super sweet and check-in was really easy. The room was very nice as well very clean. The water park and pool are very nice too, clean and a good temperature.
Great facility, warm welcome from the staff at the registration desk!!
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.