RECOGNIZING CHILD NEGLECT OR ABUSE
We want to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our campers. While the links above can help protect them physically, we also want to be aware of any signs of abuse or neglect. We ask that you keep a look out for any potential signs and report them to HQ to address.
For help understanding the potential signs, please review:
Following these simple guidelines will help make your week at camp a happier place.
- Everyone is part of a team. Please be sure to do your share of the planning.
- If you are a Co-leader (02), please assist your Unit Leader in the planning and preparations. If everyone helps, the amount of work each person has to do lessens.
- If you are the Unit Leader—delegate, delegate, delegate! No one expects you to run things by yourself. Remember your PAs are a great resource as they have been at camp for several years!
- Communication is important. If something arises that may interfere with your performing a task, please let Pepto and your team know asap.
- Your PAs (Program Aides) and AULs (Assistant Unit Leaders) probably have a lot more camp knowledge than you. Many of them have been at camp since they were Daisies. Treat them as a valued member of your team and watch as they do amazing things!
Please understand that skipping trainings, not communicating with members of your team, and/or refusing to participate in planning and/or set-up may cause you to be dismissed as a volunteer. If this happens, your children will be placed at the end of the wait list. We understand that things arise and circumstances change. Work with us and we will work with you.
Also: Of course you may visit your daughter’s unit. But visiting your daughter during camp should be kept at a minimum to maintain safety in the unit, keeping in mind the 1 adult to 13 campers ratio. Frequent visits can be a distraction, not only for your daughter but for the entire unit. A good time to make visits is when your unit is at a program.