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Going Beyond Physical Safety

Going Beyond Physical Safety

The Effective Camp Project has helped us expand our understanding of safety at camp. The findings have revealed that it is not enough for camps to focus on the physical safety of participants. When it comes to positive experience and camper outcomes, emotional and...
Thinking about Safety at camp

Thinking about Safety at camp

Dear camp professionals, This week, Don Johnson at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries brought this disturbing news report to our attention.  “Hundreds of sexual abuse cases reported at children’s camps across US,” the headline screams. That’s scary!  A closer read shows that...

Creating Safe Spaces

Summer camp began this week at thousands of camps across the country on the same day as the worst mass-shooting in American history. It is a great testament to the enduring strength of camp that parents of millions of young people still feel comfortable sending them...

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