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Counsellor/camper ratio

Resident camp

  • Under 5 (1/5)
  • 5, 6 (1/6)
  • 7, 8 (1/7)
  • 9 - 11 (1/8)
  • 12 - 14 (1/9)
  • 15 - 17 (1/10)

Day camp

  • Under 5 (1/8)
  • 5, 6 (1/10)
  • 7, 8 (1/12)
  • 9 - 11 (1/14)
  • 12 - 17 (1/15)

Safety

  • Ensure that safety is an ever-present concern in activities and associated equipment.
  • Ensure that qualified individuals are always nearby in case of an emergency.

Personnel

  • Provide resident camp personnel with a minimum of 60 hours of training, and day camp staff with 50 hours of training.
  • Hire qualified lifeguards to oversee all swimming activities.

Programming

  • Offer programs appropriate to participants’ ages and abilities that are fun, challenging, and encourage learning and success.

The location and environnent

  • Monitor and control the quality of drinking water, as well as water in bathing/swimming areas.
  • Offer healthful, well-balanced menus approved by a dietician.