✅ 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.