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Adult Volunteer Training

  1. Your responsibilities as an Adult Leader at daycamp:
    • Explanation of 'Daycamp Dens" and Packs
    • Assist Daycamp Staff in assuring that campers have a safe and fun-filled week!
    • Get them to the designated program areas
    • Keep the boys SAFE
    • Assist the boys with projects/events
    • Assist Program Managers in each area to keep the boys under control and focused.
    • Implement sign-in and sign-out procedures, DO NOT leave if all boys have not been picked-up, take them to headquarters if necessary.
    • Report any difficulties to the Camp Director or Camp Administrator
    • Take all medical problems (even a scratch) to the Health and Safety Officer. Do not treat them yourself! This includes adult injuries.
    • Be aware of camp Emergency/Evacuation Procedures
    • Lunch time is NOT free time (you are still responsible for the boys in your Den)
    • Utilize BSA's Youth Protection Guidelines (we need copies of all YPT cards)
    • Label Everthing!! It's a good idea to bring a sharpie pen and some masking tape. Each den will be provided with a 5 gallon bucket to help carry the boys things.
    • At least one Adult in each Den needs to bring a cooler with ice for the boys lunches and water bottles. Wagons are a good idea for hauling around stuff.
    • Adults need to be a little early for each session, so you are there to check the boys in.
    • Daycamp Uniform: Camp T-shirts are to be worn everyday. Tennis shoes or hiking boots. Hats are a good idea. T-shirts are color coded as follows: Daycamp Staff bright green; Camp Medics red; Adult Volunteers (this would be you) - turquoise; Youth Volunteers orange; Campers light blue; Siblings yellow.!
    • You will have to pay $2.00 per day to O'Neill Park for parking.

  2. Emergency/Evacuation Procedures:
    • The Camp Director (or designee) will announce 'CODE RED" over the walkie-talkies and PA system. Program Directors will direct all camp participants to report to the Gathering Area. Once assembled immediately take roll for your Den. Wait calmly with the boys for directions from the Camp Director or Park Rangers
    • Refer to the Emergency Evacuation Procedures (copy attached), for detailed information on what to do if evacuation becomes necessary

  3. Information from the Camp Health and Safety Officer: CHERYL McELWAIN
    • The Medical Station is located next to Headquarters across from the Gathering Area
    • All program areas will be equipped with an 'emergency supply bag' these will be stocked with gloves, resuscitation masks and gauze pads. THESE ARE TO BE USED TO TREAT LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCIES, not cuts and scrapes!

  4. Included in this packet are:
    • Health & Safety Guidelines
    • Emergency/Evacuation Procedures
    • Map of the Park
    • traffic flow and program areas
    • list of session times
    • sample of rotation schedule
    • List of Emergency Contacts

  5. On the first day of Camp, each Den will receive a clipboard with the following information:
    • List of all boys in the Den
    • List of any boys with serious/life threatening allergies or physical conditions, medical warning bracelets will be provided for life threatening conditions
    • List of any persons NOT ALLOWED to pick up a child from camp
    • Sign-in/Sign-out Sheet
    • Weekly Schedule
    • Emergency/Evacuation Procedures
    • Map of the Park

  6. Campers and Adult volunteers are not to use walkie-talkie radios while at Daycamp!

  7. There will be a daily meeting, during the lunch/dinner break, at headquarters to review how the day is going. Please send one adult from each den.

  8. Traffic and Safety: Thom Spratt, Deputy Sheriff.
    • Drop-off and pick-up procedures (CARPOOLS ARE NECESSARY)
    • Parking
    • Lost Camper Procedure
    • Suspicious characters

  9. Archery Program: Jim Jackson
    • Rules of the Range (APPLY TO EVERYONE NOT JUST THE CAMPERS!)
    • Campers are kept at the gate until the Rangemaster feels they are calm enough to enter the range. With your help in calming the boys, they will enter the range sooner!

  10. Youth Protection Training

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6/4/2002