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Safety

Safety of our campers is the number one priority of every member of the Camp MiVoden staff. Our camp community strives to be a physically and emotionally safe place for every camper.

We have an exceptionally well trained staff. Every year we screen hundreds of applicants, and then hire approximately 100 of the most qualified, kid-centric, outdoor-skilled, college-aged men and women in the country.

Once hired, staffers are supplied with the most up-to-date information on child development, group dynamics, and problem solving skills. Our staff members are required to go through an extensive pre-camp staff training, where they practice skills needed to lead trips on and off the property, plan activities for the summer, and add to their "Working With Kids" toolbox through role-play scenarios and specific sessions on coping with homesickness, dealing with bullies, and developing friendship and community living skills.

When problems arise, staff members are trained to seek immediate assistance from directors, the senior staff, and the healthcare staff. Based on the nature of the problem, parents are promptly notified, and--in some cases--asked to assist in the resolution of the problem.