Asking questions and being informed is key when looking into camps and youth-serving organizations for your kids.
When making a choice about the camps your child will attend, it’s important to know what to ask. It’s equally important to prepare your child for what to expect when they are away and helping them understand their boundaries and how to reinforce them when you aren’t around. It might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. The below resources can help you get started.
Camp Counselor Training
Darkness to Light’s Camp Counselor Training teaches counselors how to be safe peers by learning about the facts of child sexual abuse, how to spot potential red flags and environmental risks, and gives guidance on how to respond to suspicion and disclosure of abuse. It is presented in an easily digestible format for younger audiences.
Safer Camp Checklist
Summer camp, whether overnight camp or day camp, is a time for kids to experience recreational fun balanced with growing independence. Grab your free guide to help you find the questions to ask, plus tips for preparing kids to be away from home.