Safety at Camp

Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc. endeavors to conduct safe programs and to inform our families of inherent risks. We believe that young people seek adventure and that camp provides an ideal environment for exploring new activities in a prescribed and safe manner. However, some of the activities may involve risks that young people do not encounter in their every day routine. Examples of camp activities in and on the water may include swimming, sailing, skin diving, white water rafting, blobbing, and water skiing. Land activities can involve rappelling, rock climbing, riflery, archery, paintballing, horseback riding, and activities in the facilities or on the trail where inclement weather may be involved, bicycling on public roads, travel in camp vans, and ropes or obstacle courses. Camp participants must also assume the infrequent but inescapable risks with such activities.

Safety is an essential element of the activities we offer, and we observe standard precautions.

  • We conduct our programs according to practices and procedures recommended by the American Camping Association, which is an accreditation organization of best practices for running youth camps.   Our camps undergo regular visitation through the accreditation process  to ensure standards are maintained. While we are aware that it is not possible to foresee every contingency nor to eliminate all risk, our risk management program includes specific criteria for staff selection, training and supervision, written safety policies and procedures, reporting and review of accidents and supervision will provide reasonable precautions for the safety and well-being of each camper.

  • Our camps have medical staff onsite who are trained and equipped to handle most routine medical conditions.

  • We have a Health Center at camp for our medical staff who also work with local medical providers. While we are good at handling most medical conditions campers may have, we cannot care for campers with special conditions, for example those requiring insulin or intense mental illness.

  • A high percentage of staff return from year-to-year which helps provide consistency of program and safety protocols.

  • At the start of the season, the staff complete a two-week training program which focuses on physical and spiritual development of the campers in a safe supportive environment.

  • New staff members are hired only after they go through an application and interview process complete with reference checks and background checks.  The majority of the staff come to camp referenced by other staff members which serves as a natural; screening process.

It is our goal to provide each camper and staff member with an engaging and exciting experience in a safe environment.  Parents should contact the Executive Director for further clarification on these issues if necessary.