Health and Safety
At Copper Cannon Camp, the safety of your children always has been and always will remain our utmost priority. There are many reasons you can count on Copper Cannon as being a safe, healthy and educational place for your child to attend summer camp.
ACA Accredited – The American Camping Association lays down a strict and extensive set of guidelines that are the “industry standard” when it comes to camp health and safety. Copper Cannon Camp proudly continues to be an ACA-accredited camp that helps set the standard for program quality and safety.
Staff:Camper Ratio – Copper Cannon Camp maintains an incredible 3:1 staff to camper ratio, meaning that each child not only gets lots of individual attention, but is also properly supervised at all times. All youth need to be able to function in a group setting. Copper Cannon staff are not trained to provide 1:1 supervision of children.
Staff Training and Certification – All staff members are background checked, criminal record checked, and go through an extensive process of screenings to ensure that only the highest-quality staff and counselors are selected to be a part of Copper Cannon. All staff go through an intensive 10-day training course before camp starts to ensure that they are operating the camp to the expected standards. All staff and trained and certified in first aid and CPR.
Nutrition/Meals – Copper Cannon is not only a place for kids to have a blast, it’s also a place when they can learn. And part of that learning comes in the form of healthy eating and nutrition at meal times. All meals have fruits, vegetables and a salad bar available for campers and staff. Meals are created with both quality and healthiness in mind, so you can be sure that your child is getting the proper nutrition he or she needs for a busy week of camp.
Sunscreen and Water – Proper hydration and sunscreen application are always a big deal in the summer, but even moreso when you are running around outside all day, every day. Each kid is expected to have a water bottle with them at all times in order to stay hydrated on those hot days. There are multiple areas around camp where campers can refill their water bottles. Campers are educated about the process of dehydration and how to avoid it. Campers are also taught to be “Sun Smart,” which means wearing plenty of sunscreen, wearing hats and sunglasses when necessary, and seeking shade when necessary. Camp has plenty of misting stations, water stations and even the river running through the property to ensure that campers are always staying cool.
Emergency Communication – If there is ever an emergency at camp involving your child, you will be notified immediately, first by phone and secondly by email. This is why it is imperative that parents and guardians provide us with up-to-date and working contact information. If there is ever a need to evacuate the entire camp, we have a safe and close destination in the Littleton Elks Lodge to go to. Because we are a smaller camp, an emergency event such as an evacuation would be a much smoother and quicker process than at a larger camp. Ambulance and paramedic services are less than three miles away, and could arrive at Copper Cannon Camp in four minutes for a medical emergency.
If Your Child Is Sick Before Coming To Camp – or has been sick or had any health issues recently before attending camp, please let us know and get in touch with us about the issue so we can determine the best course of action to keep your child and the other campers healthy and safe. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (603) 823-8107.