Summer camp can be an exciting and rewarding experience for children, offering them the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and explore the great outdoors. However, with all of the fun and excitement that summer camp brings, it is essential to prioritize safety to ensure that campers can have a safe and enjoyable experience.
At Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center, safety is the top priority for all campers and staff.
One of the main reasons why safety is so important at summer camp is that children are often exposed to new and unfamiliar environments, which can present unique risks and hazards. For example, activities such as swimming, hiking, and campfire cooking can all be fun and rewarding, but they also carry certain risks if proper safety precautions are not taken. By emphasizing safety at summer camp, campers can learn important skills and techniques that can help them avoid accidents and injuries while still having a great time.
Another reason why safety is so critical at summer camp is that it allows parents/guardians to feel confident and secure in their decision to send their children away from home. Parents often entrust summer camp staff with the safety and wellbeing of their children, and it is essential for camp staff to take this responsibility seriously. By providing a safe and secure environment for campers, summer camps can help parents feel at ease and provide them with peace of mind while their children are away.
Furthermore, safety is essential for building trust and confidence among campers themselves. When children feel safe and secure at summer camp, they are more likely to engage in activities and build relationships with their peers. By contrast, if campers do not feel safe or comfortable in their surroundings, they may be hesitant to participate in activities or may struggle to make new friends. By prioritizing safety, summer camps can help campers feel more confident and empowered, allowing them to make the most of their camp experience.
At Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center, safety is the top priority for all campers and staff. With almost 100 years of experience in providing summer camp programs, Twinlow has developed a comprehensive safety program that includes a range of safety measures and protocols. For example, Twinlow ensures that all staff members are properly American Red Cross Lifeguard/AED/First Aid trained and certified. All Twinlow Staff must go through United Methodist “Safe Sanctuaries” training which covers appropriate adult to child behavior as well as how to prevent, recognize and report any child endangerment. Along with that training all Twinlow Staff undergo a national and state background check. Additionally, Twinlow maintains a low camper-to-staff ratio, which ensures that campers receive personalized attention and support while still maintaining a safe and secure environment.
Twinlow also prioritizes safety by conducting regular safety inspections and assessments of its facilities and equipment. All of Twinlow’s activity areas, from the waterfront to the Gaga Ball Pit, are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure that they meet the highest safety standards. Additionally, Twinlow provides campers with high-quality safety equipment and gear, such as US Coast Guard and Transport Canada approved Neoprene Hyperlite life jackets and watersports helmets, to ensure that they are protected during all camp activities.
Twinlow provides campers with high-quality safety equipment and gear, such as US Coast Guard and Transport Canada approved Hyperlite life jackets and wake helmets, to ensure that they are protected during all camp activities.
Ultimately, safety is a top priority for any summer camp, and it is essential for providing campers with a safe and enjoyable experience. At Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center, safety is woven into every aspect of the camp experience, from the staff training to the facility maintenance to the gear and equipment. By prioritizing safety, Twinlow is able to provide campers with the confidence and security they need to explore, learn, and have fun at summer camp.