If your child is going to camp this summer, please ask the camp directors what procedures they have in place to keep the campers safe from sexual abuse. Don’t be shy. Ask specific questions about supervision of children by adults remembering that one-on-one opportunities are when abuse is mostly likely to occur. Ask about any times there might not be multiple children present with multiple adults supervising. Ask about bathroom facilities and shower times. Are older children separated from younger children to avoid any possibility of child-on-child abuse? Are cabins off limits during the day and, if not, are there rules in place for supervision? Does the camp follow specific safety protocols and if so what are they? If possible, ask them to send you a copy of the procedures they have in place. Working together, we can keep kids safe!
If your child is going to camp….
About the Author: Wanda Meade
As founder and creator of Finding Voice, Wanda has found a wonderful opportunity to combine her education and experience as a counselor, trainer, and teacher with her love of photography. This project has become her passion and she hopes to raise the collective consciousness about sexual abuse and to call communities to action for prevention. Wanda and her husband, Rex, reside in Upstate South Carolina – a place they have called home since 1972.