Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp - Part 3

April 29, 2011

Effectively teaching or leading a group of peers requires a dynamic personality. The ability to demonstrate a skill is only half of the equation.

If counselors, trainers, supervisors, or coaches lack the skills to effectively communicate instructions, your campers or program participants will be put at risk. As Su Rider of Wesley Woods mentions, a special focus should be placed on

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Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp - Part 2

April 14, 2011

Third-Party Certification Orgs

Summer camps and other youth-focused organizations work closely with several reputable organizations to help with certification and training. The American Red Cross, for example, has trained thousands of waterfront lifeguards, the American Camp Association works closely with summer camps across the country, and the YMCA of USA is an excellent resource for additional training for Y-affiliated camps.

We continue our four-part blog series, Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp, with another excerpt from

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Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp - Part 1

April 12, 2011

It’s time to increase the investment in your staff. And no… we’re not talking about 401ks or health plans.

Our new four part blog series, Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp, is all about investing more time and resources in regards to training your staff. Over the last two years, Midwestern summer camps have struggled with high frequency and severity in worker’s compensation and liability claims. One overarching factor in this trend was a

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