During a Camptown adventure, participants are encouraged to take part in activities in which the risk of an accident may be greater than in their normal daily life. In the outdoors, it is these challenges that give students the opportunity to acquire skills that make them more self-reliant. Outdoor challenges may include extreme weather, difficult trails, canoeing, climbing, swimming, rafting, biking and dealing with nature’s unexpected circumstances.
Reasonable risk taking is an integral part of the experiential learning process. Consequently, prevention and safety are Camptown’s top priority. Safety involves not only overt precautions to prevent accidents, but also preparation for the unknown of each adventure. Each Camptown participant will be informed of the nature and scope of risk involved in an activity. Participation in each activity is encouraged, but completely voluntary.
All Camptown staff are trained wilderness guides. Each staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR as a minimum; most are Wilderness First Responder (WFR) trained.
Your student’s safety is our number one goal in planning any Camptown adventure. We do expect that students will come prepared to participate, work as a team, do their best and follow our Standards of Behavior. We cannot sacrifice safety or the quality of our program for a student who is not willing to follow our safety guidelines. Students who do not follow the Camptown Standards of Behavior may be sent home at the expense of their parents.