FACILITIES

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Gas and liquid flammables and other hazardous materials are only handled by persons trained or experienced in their safe use and disposal using appropriate protective equipment, such as gloves and masks. Staff not trained shall not handle these materials. Other hazardous materials, such as explosives or livestock medication, are not allowed on the property. Gas and liquid flammables and other hazardous materials are stored appropriately with access limited to trained persons, in closed, safe containers that are plainly labeled as to the contents. These materials are stored in locations away from food.

 

Click on the links to view the flammable and chemical storage maps.

UTILITY SYSTEMS

Click on the links to view the maps of utility system locations.

ELECTRICAL EVALUATION

Maintenance staff routinely conduct facility evaluations and note any deficiencies requiring attention, such as with electrical equipment. Deficiencies are addressed by an the appropriate entity depending on the need. For example, electrical issues found within the pool may be addressed by our pool equipment vendor or our general construction vendor. General needs may be addressed by our in-house maintenance staff.
 

FACILITY MAINTENANCE

Buildings, structures, grounds, activity areas, and equipment are regularly inspected and maintained in good repair and in safe, clean, and sanitary condition. All staff are required to clean up their areas, as well as report any deficiencies immediately to their supervisor. Any building, structure, or piece of equipment that is found not to meet our standards requires that staff report the issue and immediately discontinue use of the area or equipment. Maintenance staff are scheduled every day of the week, which includes during camp operating hours. If an item requires attention, but is not of immediate concern, a maintenance request form can be filled out and put in the maintenance box. A copy of the request must also be put in the General Manager's box.

 

Clink on the link below for a list of facility repair vendor contacts. Listed vendors should be contacted by a head staff member, such as a Director, the General Manager, or the Assistant General Manager.

POWER TOOLS

Power tools and machinery are only to be operated by persons trained and experienced in their use. Camp staff is not allowed to use power tools or machinery unless express permission has been given by either the General Manager or the Camp Director. Power tools and machinery can never be used by campers. Power tools used by staff must be equipped with necessary safety devices and be in good repair. If you notice that items are not in good repair, immediately discontinue use and inform your supervisor.

Power tools and machinery are never to be utilized in the camp setting. Make all efforts to keep campers away from areas in which power tools and machinery are in use. All power tools and machinery must be locked up when not in use.

 

FIRE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Qualified personnel annually conduct a safety examination of the fire equipment and areas to verify that  each item is of the appropriate type and are functioning properly. We utilize Cintas for annual maintenance. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and the sprinkler system (located in the Group Fitness Room) are routinely checked. The kitchen has a fire extinguisher for cooking emergencies. The outdoor fireplace is entirely off limits to all camp programs, as well as the entire surrounding area; however, in case of emergency there is a fire extinguisher in the pool area that is to be used in case of emergency in the fireplace area.
 

PLAYGROUND CHECK

Camp staff is responsible for checking all playground apparatus before each use, as well as evaluating related areas to verify that they are in good repair. Camp staff must follow the playground check procedure prior to using any playgrounds whether on or off-site. Campers are allowed to utilize the main playground and small field playground when on-site and should never use the playground when it is in use by preschool. Although maintenance staff regularly checks the playground equipment, counselors must check it before each use as well.

  • If a playground area is found to be unsafe, notify the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director, as well as maintenance staff. If it is unsafe, do not let campers use it.

  • Ensure all equipment is moving freely.

  • Ensure the structures are sound and that there are no sharp edges or points.

  • Loose-fill material, such as sand, must be in place on the surface around the playground.

  • Check that there are no harmful objects in the loose-fill material.

  • Check that no parts are missing or loose.

  • When off-site, check that the playground is appropriate for the age group of your campers. Also check for posted rules or restrictions.

  • Perform a visual check to make sure the area surrounding the playground is safe for campers to use.

  • Make sure that campers are aware of specific boundaries to ensure that they stay within the safe, inspected area.

  • The morning free choice monitor must perform the initial daily check of the on-site playground equipment.

 

HANDWASHING FACILITIES

Handwashing facilities can be found in each restroom and each kitchen, as well as at standalone portable handwashing stations throughout the facility. Hand sanitizer stations are also spread throughout the facility; however, prior to meals and after using the restroom, hands must be washed thoroughly with soap and water.