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Camp Gan Israel is a secure facility.
A security guard is stationed at the Gan Israel entrance. All visitors check in at the Security Booth.
No camper is released without clearance from camp directors.

CAMP GAN ISRAEL SAFETY STANDARDS AS AN ACA ACCREDITED CAMP 

Camp Gan Israel is committed to providing a superb day camp experience for Jewish children in Greenwich and surrunding towns. 
We offer outstanding sports and theatre arts programs under the guidance of instructors who are all highly qualified in their fields.  

While we all want our campers to have fun, make friends and take our camp’s mission to heart,
the number one most important agenda is safety.

When safety measures are in place, then the rest comes naturally and we have some very happy campers (and parents)!

In true camp fashion, being prepared and proactive is the key to safety success. Fortunately for us, the American Camp Association (ACA)
has stringent standards for accredited camps to help us maintain a very high benchmark for safety.

Below is a broad outline of the ACA standards categories we cover at Camp Gan each and every summer to ensure
a successful summer full of fun. Under each category there are many specific regulations, usually 20–30 standards,
which go into great depth and detail.

• SITE AND FOOD SERVICE

General Site/Facility, Food Safety, Food Service Areas

• TRANSPORTATION

Types of Vehicles, Transportation/Vehicle Procedures, Vehicle Checks & Equipment, Driver Requirements & Training

• HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Healthcare Personnel, Health Screening & Assessments, Healthcare Practices, Healthcare Center & Equipment, Recordkeeping & Health Records, Staff Health Information, Short-term Residential/Family Programs/Camps Serving Rental Groups

• OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

Risk Prevention and Management, Emergency Prevention/Preparedness & Response, Additional Requirements Related to Rental Groups

• HUMAN RESOURCES

Staff Qualifications, Screening, Selection & Employment, Staff Supervision Ratios, Staff Training, Staff Supervision

• PROGRAM DESIGN AND ACTIVITIES

Promoting Camp Quality and Camper Welfare, Promoting Safety in Overnights & Trips, Staff Qualifications & Supervision for Specialized Activities, Activity Support & Supervision, Equipment & Facilities, Protective Headgear & Apparel, Additional Safety Requirements for Horseback Riding, oversight of Public Providers of Program Activities & Rental Groups

• PROGRAM/AQUATICS

Personnel and Supervision, Safety/Emergency Procedures & Systems, Aquatic Venues & Activities, Watercraft Activities, Aquatic Activities with Public Providers

• PROGRAM TRIP AND TRAVEL

Personnel, Supervision, & Training, Safety & Emergency Procedures, Aquatics

You can read more about the  safety standards here.

There are also state regulations and annual inspections of camp facilities by the Department of Health & Human Services, not to mention a variety of staff training programs by nationally recognized organizations, such as the American Red Cross.

Obviously, safety is a top priority for camps. It ensures our campers have the BEST camp experience possible and that is no accident!

 
Contact Maryashie or Maruja 203-629-9059 | 203.869.5486 (summer) • Camp@CampGan.com