Camp/Residential Programs


The following lists possible risk factors that need to be addressed by the planning committee:

  • Property of others: Set expectations for everyone involved in the program with regards to:
    • Facility
    • Property (personal)
    • Expectations on behavior
    • Treatment of others
  • State all expectations on permission/release of liability form.
  • Food service: Require food service training and adopt Extension food safety guidelines.
  • Environmental pollution
  • Maintenance of facilities: Visit camp or facility prior to first day and do your best to make high-risk environment disappear/minimize.
  • Supervision: Set volunteer-to-member ratio adequate to supervise. (6 to 1 with 5-8 years old and 10 to 1 for 9-18 years old.)
  • Health services
    • Provide easy access to health care.
    • Bring EMT or paramedic.
  • False advertising (liability in this can be programmatic or organizational)
  • Vehicle operation (see transportation policy in this manual)
  • Emergency plans (weather, crisis) (Have emergency and safety plans in place.)
  • Communication (set up system of communication for emergency and safety issues)