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Safety & Health

A Staff Dedicated to the Safety of Campers

The health and safety of each camper is the primary concern of every staff member at Roughing It. Supervision is constant at all times and at all our program areas. Our staff to camper supervision ratio is 4 campers to 1 adult staff.


All staff members receive extensive safety and health training each year, and possess American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications. All swim and waterfront staff possess Lifeguard certification, and senior instructors possess American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certifications. Senior horseback riding instructors are certified instructors with the Camp Horsemanship Association.

Staff Training

All staff participate in an intensive six day staff training with workshops on counseling, safety, teaching and program planning. Group counselors receive an additional two day staff orientation during their first year and all camp administrative staff participate in eleven days of pre camp staff training.

Emergency Services

Roughing It has two medical doctors on call to provide consultation and medical services to our campers. We also make annual arrangements with local paramedics and emergency services to support our staff.

We are Partners with Parents

We encourage and promote communication with parents. Our staff contact all parents during their child's camp session both by phone and written end-of–the session reports. During camp, parents are encouraged to call with any questions or concerns, or to speak with any of their child's counselors. Ann and Hobie are always available to talk with parents or campers.

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