Pine Cove is committed to the safety of all campers. Our comprehensive safety plan covers staff screening, abuse prevention, weather safety, medical care, and activity safety. Pine Cove’s goal is for every parent to feel confident with their child spending a fun and SAFE week at camp!
“We want to ensure that every one of our staff knows that Pine Cove is serious about our mission and that we have an unquestioned safety culture.”
Craig “Dutch” Langemeier
Executive Director of Ministries
Pine Cove does not take lightly our calling to find the best and safest staff. All applicants must complete an extensive application, undergo a face-to-face interview, submit at least two references, and pass a background check. Every staff gets background checked every year. Pine Cove hires less than 17% of all applicants.
Each of our camps has a licensed nurse and health assistant on duty 24 hours a day. All physical camp properties have an on-site medical clinic and are within twenty minutes of a hospital. Additionally, all medications are administered to campers and staff by Pine Cove’s health center staff.
“Seriously, we continue to come back year-after-year because we believe so strongly in the fact that you run a quality, safe camp where our children can grow to be great disciples of Christ.”
6th Grade Camper Parent
We weave abuse prevention into our entire camp environment, through training, monitoring, and feedback systems. Our entire staff undergoes extensive training on the rules and procedures we have in place to prevent any type of abuse. Everyone must pass a test on these abuse prevention concepts.
Pine Cove trains staff to recognize inclement weather situations and to protect our campers and staff. We are constantly monitoring the weather, and we have the ability to notify all Pine Cove staff of the need to take shelter, move to higher ground, or any other need that may arise.