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Top Two Tips For Sending Kids Off to Camp

Now that summer is here, it’s time for your kids to have a little fun! Sending them to camp or other summer programs is a great way for them to learn new skills, make lifelong friends and just enjoy themselves. To help busy families, we’ve put together our top two tips for sending kids to...

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Getting Smart with Camp Safety

Running a summer camp or program is a tough job! Besides the obvious tasks, you and your team are also responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for campers of all ages, participating in a wide variety of activities. Here are 3 easy safety tips to help: 1) Be Prepared for All Activities Your...

Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need
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Building an Emergency Kit for Every Need

Having an emergency kit is a critical part of any type of emergency preparedness plan. Whether you’re looking to build a kit for your home, your sports team, work or camp, here’s a quick outline of kit essentials. Must-Haves A few basic items should be included in all emergency kits. Flashlights (don’t forget the extra...

Preparing your Recreation Department for an Emergency
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Preparing your Recreation Department for an Emergency

Every day you provide programs and camps where children can develop, grow and learn lifelong skills. At the same time, the safety of these kids within your recreation center is paramount. When parents drop off their children at your community center, they’re entrusting you with their child’s well-being. Emergency and medical information is key to any...

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3 Steps to Complete a Camp Safety Audit

When the camp season comes to an end, and you have celebrated a season full of successful programs, now is the perfect opportunity to evaluate the safety procedures at your camp. Everything is fresh in your mind, as well as your parents and employees. To make sure you identify all concerns and their corresponding solution, here...

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5 Steps to Become a Camping Expert

It’s camping time! Picnics and activities in the day, and of course, campfires at night, are all part of the fun and excitement of camping. With school out and summer here, now is the time for weekend getaways and camping excursions. Before you head out, we wanted to provide you with some tips on how...

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What To Know Before They Go: Kids Camp Safety

Hot days filled with kayaking, hiking, swimming, camp fires, new friends, and a sense of independence – it’s no wonder why young ones have a blast at summer camps! But before you sign your children up for a day or overnight camp, it’s important to go over safety with them. You should also be aware...

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The Cost of Paper Forms

In the midst of Spring Break, parents who have enrolled their children into daily, weekly, or monthly camps know all too well about the frustration of paper emergency forms. In this day and age, why is it that organizations still rely on paper forms for this critical information? So many aspects of life are easily...

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Children’s Allergies

Many parents have registered their children for camps and fun activities over Spring Break, and allergies are definitely atop the list of safety concerns during this time. Allergies are something to be aware and cautious of throughout the year, but sometimes can be overlooked for these special events and shorter stints with organizations. Did you...

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Scouts-Guide Week Safety

February is a special month for Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world! February 22nd marks the birthday of Scouts and Guide Founders, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and Lady Olave Baden-Powell.  In Canada, the celebration runs for a full week, making this year’s celebration from February 16th-23rd. Scouts Canada is the country’s leading co-ed youth organization...