Here at Pine Cove, we make camper safety a priority. Ever heard the phrase, “It’s all fun and games until…[insert unsafe action here]?” So have we, which is why we do everything we can to make sure our environment is full of safe practices. Camper safety is our top priority. We want you to feel comfortable leaving your camper with us, so we’ve prepared an informative list of our safety policies.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Sound familiar? This is a common phrase outside of Pine Cove, but not at our camps. We believe that words and actions can leave serious emotional and physical scars, which is why we have a zero tolerance policy for bullying. Our campers should be comfortable to be who God created them to be without fear of physical or verbal abuse. Rest assured, each of our staff members has been trained to spot and respond to bullying immediately.

“Two’s company; three’s a crowd.”

Not at Pine Cove! Three is just the right amount when it comes to having fun. Our Rule of Three states that campers should never be alone with a staffer or another camper. At any given time, there should always be at least three people present when a staffer and a camper are together. This keeps everyone safe (and provides for good company).

“Fake it ‘til you make it.”

This may happen in other places, but at Pine Cove, each of our staff members has been carefully screened, trained, and evaluated to ensure that each camper has the best possible care. We hold our staffers to the highest level of accountability when it comes to the safety of our campers (or anything at camp, really).

“Better safe than sorry.”

Now, this is a saying we can get behind. We don’t anticipate injuries, but we’re prepared for anything. Every camp has a healthcare professional on site. In addition, our staff has been trained to respond to all emergency situations. Fires? Check. Health emergency? Check. Alien invasion? Double check. (Just making sure you’re paying attention.) We’re ready to respond to any and all emergencies.

“Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.”

Jesus came to quench our spiritual thirst, but we still have to make sure we drink plenty of physical water. Summers are HOT, and with that comes lots of SWEAT which mean campers need to drink plenty of WATER. We want all of our campers to be as healthy as possible, so we have scheduled water breaks throughout each day.

“Everything under the sun…needs to wear sunscreen.”

Many of our activities at Pine Cove involve the great outdoors, which means that campers will be exposed to the sun—often. We want everyone to be protected from sunburns. Please provide your child with sunscreen and put it on them each day before camp. Because we always want to go the extra mile, we’ve made sure that we can provide campers with sunscreen in the event that they arrive without some.

This is just a taste of Pine Cove’s safety policies. For more information on the steps we take to protect our campers, visit our website here.