Safe Camp Policies

Camp Roger and Camp Scottie place a top priority on your student's safety whether they are attending camp, 
with their school on a field trip, or off-site on a wilderness trip. 
Our Safe Camp policies and hiring processes intentionally exceed national safety standards.
We believe that these standards are vital in preventing abuse.

Screening Standards For Staff

  • Extensive and detailed application process
  • First-round interview with two Camp directors
  • Three character references
  • State criminal, abuse/neglect and sex offender background checks
  • Voluntary disclosure statement
  • Agree to and sign Camp Roger’s Faith & Life Covenant
  • Focused training for all summer staff counselors on safety and emergency procedures, Safe Camp policies, child abuse detection, and prevention, mandated reporting, behavior management techniques, community team building, and Camp Roger's mission

Certifications & Licensing

  • Inspected and licensed by the State of Michigan 
  • Member of the Christian Camp and Conference Association (CCCA)
  • Each high adventure activity follows the standards of and is inspected by Great Lakes Adventures
  • Each lifeguard and waterfront director is required to be certified by the American Red Cross in CPR/First Aid and water emergency procedures

Camper Safety

  • Counselors, staff, and volunteers must follow the 2-1 rule when with campers and are never to be alone with campers. Counselors are trained in the boundaries for appropriate physical interactions with children (handshakes, holding younger camper’s hands, and high fives) and are restricted from any suspicious behavior.
  • Harassment of any kind is not allowed at Camp. We are committed to an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Expectations around behavior toward others and bullying are discussed with all campers on the first day of each session.
  • Lifejackets are required for any boating activity and to jump off the rope swing. Certified lifeguards are required to be on duty at the waterfront throughout these activities.
  • A helmet and harness are required for all climbing tower or ropes course activities. An orientation to equipment and procedures is required for all participants.
  • Counselors will be alert to the mental and physical health of each individual camper in their cabin throughout the session, working with the camp nurse or health officer regarding any illness or injury that needs treatment.

have fun. Play safe.