Boundary Training for Camps: Having a Safe and Fun Summer

Effective and appropriate boundaries between staff and campers are fundamental to having the safest environment for children, where everyone shares the same understanding of their safety responsibilities.

When educating staff about safety, policies and training must reflect a camp’s culture. The information provided needs to be delivered in a way that is easily understood by all staff – front line counsellors, admin and facilities – and leaves no opportunity for misunderstanding.

The culture of your camp is threaded throughout all activities in your community. Boundary Training should be no different. The training should be relatable and specific, to address any situation that may come up within your grounds and beyond.

The SOS ThreeSixty program helps make your camp safer and will engage your entire community in a stronger culture of child safety and abuse prevention.

Audiences - Boundary Training for Camps & Sports

The SOS ThreeSixty training program is intended for all camp staff, as only an integrated safety community will effectively work together for camper safety. The course is for:

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Counsellors, campers and parents will know that we maintain the safest and most fun environment possible.

Course Formats - Online Modules and Group Workshop

Asynchronous Online Modules

The self-paced recorded training content presents the fundamentals of strong boundaries in a way that speaks specifically to your camp’s culture. The relatability of the content and specific case studies is key to its effectiveness and the content is prepared to reflect the realities of your camp’s environment, empowering your team to be effective in supporting the safest camp community.

These online modules function as standalone trainings or can be used in conjunction with a live workshop (detail below) for the top compliance level.

The training provides tools to address situations, clearly defining and articulating reporting structures, and is designed for staff go through before camp starts.

Key Content

  • The camper experience and camper vulnerabilities.
  • Building strong relationships with campers.
  • Defining grooming and explaining how it often goes unnoticed.
  • Boundaries & appropriate adult/camper interactions.
  • The role of the counsellor and other staff.
  • Managing child and family expectations.
  • Addressing a questionable situation.

Quick Facts

  • Total training time: 45 minutes.
  • Access given for six months.
  • Technology needed: computer or mobile device.
  • Tracking and certificate provided.

Interactive Group Workshop

SOS ThreeSixty will consult with your camp and prepare a live group session that brings to life the key learnings of the asynchronous program.

Relevant and localized content will engage all members of your team, and the group workshop will reinforce and contextualize the key learnings. Participants will be able to workshop case studies and address situations that they may have experienced. These sessions work to create cohesion within a camp community about these important issues.

The SOS ThreeSixty team of child safety experts will lead an interactive online or in-person session that will reinforce and animate the essential elements to support the creation of a community of safety on your grounds.

Key Content

  • Navigating boundaries within your camp’s culture.
  • Addressing specific local situations.
  • Strategies for navigating camper and family boundary scenarios.
  • How diversity and inclusion efforts help to address vulnerabilities.
  • Near misses and what we have learned.
  • How reporting could and should work.
  • Case study break-out sessions.
  • Open forum for questions and discussion.
  • Certification of completion.

Quick Facts

  • Up to a half-day session.
  • Offered as an interactive online group meeting or in-person at your location.
  • Participant driven questions are addressed.
  • All content tailored to your community.

The results :

Build a culture of safety.

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