Abuse Prevention Training for Summer Camps
BE PROACTIVE - Prevent Child Sexual Abuse at Your Camp
Become "CampSafe" Ready
Did You Know?
Ninety percent of the time a child is harmed by someone they know and trust.
This is why you need CampSafe.
What is CampSafe?
CampSafe is an innovative eLearn program designed to protect campers and staff from child sexual abuse.
CampSafe training was created by KidSafe, a leading non-profit in the field of sexual abuse prevention, along with input from veteran camp directors.
First - The camp director takes the CampSafe Online Training Course for Directors
To Become a CampSafe Camp:
Next – All camp staff and volunteers take the CampSafe® online training
Finally - Congrats! You have become a CampSafe Certified Camp!
Educated Staff Equals Safer Camps!
Benefit to CampSafe Training:
✅ Whole-camp approach: All staff and volunteers go through the training BEFORE arriving at camp. This includes counselors, dining, maintenance, administration, specialist, health providers. Everyone.
✅ Powerful messaging: Demonstrates to parents that protecting their children is your foremost concern. Demonstrates to staff and volunteers applicants that your camp has zero tolerance for sexual abuse.
✅ Orientation kickstart: Reinforces and enhances orientation week sessions focused on abuse prevention.
✅ Harm reduction: CampSafe trained staff reduce the risk of sexual abuse at camp.
✅ Cultural education: Ensures that international staff understand American culture regarding child sexual abuse.
Key features of CampSafe training:
✅ Proactive approach: Training staff and volunteers helps break the cycle of child sexual abuse and shines an important light on this often-taboo topic. This results in Educated Staff, Safer Camps.
✅ Open dialogue: Training focused squarely on sexual abuse prevention sends a message that your camp has “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse. This helps weed out potential staff who may have other motives.
✅ Training efficiency: Online training before camp begins allows more time during pre-camp orientation to integrate the concept of creating a Culture of Safety at camp.
✅ Combination themes: Open conversations with staff about sexual abuse prevention are paired with conversations about modeling healthy relationships, boundaries and consent.
✅ Training guides: An outline for pre-camp training during orientation is provided to the camp director as part of the CampSafe training.
✅ Focus on Compassion: CampSafe training promotes compassion toward campers. Trained staff become fluent in the language of safety while providing comfort, aide and access to supervisory staff for guidance.
CampSafe Impact Summer 2022
- Over 7200 camp staff trained across North America
- Over 55 residential camps Certified for Summer 2022
- Over 100 Camp Directors, Owners, and Leadership trained through the CampSafe Director Training Program
What Makes CampSafe Unique?
✅ CampSafe training is effective, economical and user-friendly.
✅ CampSafe is efficient. Our compact, eLearn instruction provides camp staff with the confidence, knowledge and skills they will need to recognize and prevent sexual abuse.
✅ CampSafe training is consistent across all camp personnel, promoting a camp-wide culture of safety.
✅ CampSafe trains staff online BEFORE they arrive at camp. They arrive ready for enhanced instruction at pre-camp orientation.
✅ On completion of training, camps are awarded CampSafe Certification, steadfast assurance to campers and their families that child safety is your camp’s first priority.
Are you CampSafe?
Are you ready to take the next step to protect campers?
What Camp Directors and Staff are Saying about CampSafe training:
“CampSafe provided an easy yet effective resource to train our summer and seasonal staff in the important understanding of protecting children placed in our care. It handles the serious matter of child abuse in a way that doesn’t sugar coat the problem but also makes it digestible for high school and college aged staff. The online course also provided great discussion points when we did our in-person training. We would recommend CampSafe to any camp to equip their staff and make sure their campers are safe.”
Residential Camp, Director of Learning, North Carolina
“We used CampSafe for the first time this summer. We were skeptical but those fears quickly went away. Having the ability to train every adult who enters our camp on such important information was so easy and SO important. We had a better and safer camp because of CampSafe and that is priceless.”
Assistant Director, Residential Camp, Georgia
“I thought it was great. While I have gone through many many, many trainings before, this one was user friendly. To the point. And addressed all the hot topics. I thought it was really thought through and simple to focus on!”
Counselor Supervisor, Pennsylvania
CampSafe® is powered by KidSafe, a program dedicated to teaching sexual abuse prevention to people who work, play or volunteer with children. Founded in 2009, KidSafe has trained over 30,000 adults including teachers, camp staff, mentors, parents, healthcare providers and volunteers.