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
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.
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.
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-ofthe 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.