Keeping kids safe at summer camp

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (May 25, 2016) – Summer camp is usually all about fun, but there’s a lot of planning in place to make sure kids are safe.

Like many area camps, leaders at Noblesville Parks and Recreation follow certain guidelines. There’s a counselor for every 6 to 8 kids, and they’re always watching to make sure kids are hydrated and have sunblock.  But they also train their counselors to deal with the worst case scenarios, like an active shooter or a stranger in the park.

“I train all our camp counselors in first aid and CPR,” said Recreation Director Nichole Haberlin.

“We also do scenarios where we take situations in the past that have actually happened here at camp, and the older veteran counselors come in and show them what it looks like in that moment so it’s not just a blind moment,” Haberlin said.

Camps through Noblesville Parks and Recreation start on June 6th and there’s still time to sign-up. For more information, click here.