By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director
Every once in a while I receive a question something like this from a parent. They haven’t sent their child to camp before and they’re a little unsure. I’d like to assure you that this is a wise decision developmentally for your child. The sense of community and life lessons that they experience are wonderful and safe ways for them to interact and grow relationally. Last summer 1600 children had a safe experience at camp. But this wasn’t by accident. We are very intentional to make sure that this happens.
First, all of our staff goes through background checks. We want to make sure that we follow all the proper procedures that would prevent anyone from coming who shouldn’t.
Second, we do extensive references on all of our staff. We want to make sure that people will vouch for their character.
Third, we ensure that no child is alone in a private place with any staff member. We have clearly stated standards of behavior for staff and campers and everyone is reminded of these regularly so that the campers can all enjoy a protected and fun week together.
These intentional procedures allow us to maintain a safe and fun environment for all children.
If you have questions, our program director, Courtney Martin ([email protected]) or I would be glad to answer them for you. We have a few remaining weeks of overnight and day summer camp this year. We hope that your child will be able to join us.