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Safety and Supervision

Counsellor Training

Before the beginning of camp, Supercamp staff receives 50 hours of training. The topics of these sessions focus mainly on supervision and safety. Other topics covered include psychology and animation. Sessions are spent only on intervention, and the prevention of injuries. Training ensures that staff is more than prepared. Also, all staff must obtain their First Aid certification before the first day of camp. Counsellors also carry first aid kits with them at all times.

Finally, camp counsellors must be at least 17 years old to work at Supercamp. Exceptions are counsellors assigned to extended supervision hours, who can start working at 16.

 

Supporting Staff

 

Additionally, beyond the counsellors, there is the camp director, supported by a team of coordinators. Responsibilities include the supervision of all employees. Specifically, one coordinator is assigned to health and safety, one to intervention, one to activities and one to oversee all pool functions.

 

Supervision and Ratios

 

In order to maintain safety and encourage team building within the groups, Supercamp follows the ratios imposed by the ACQ:

Age groups Ratio at camp Ratio at the pool
5 & 6 yrs 10 kids per camp counsellor 6 kids per camp counsellor
7 & 8 yrs 12 kids per camp counsellor 7 kids per camp counsellor
9 & 10 yrs 14 kids per camp counsellor 10 kids per camp counsellor
11 & 12 yrs 14 kids per camp counsellor 10 kids per camp counsellor
13 to 15 yrs 15 kids per camp counsellor 12 kids per camp counsellor