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Checking That Your Children’s Camp Has A Disaster Plan This Summer

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

With summer approaching and the memory of the Iowa tornado disaster still resonating, the Linda Wagar of Fox-4 TV in Kansas City had a good story reminding parents to make sure the camp their kids has an emergency plan:

The Boy Scout camp tragedy in Iowa is raising awareness of just how vulnerable kids can be when they’re away at camp.  Now parents are wondering what they can do to make sure their kids are safe.

When we send our kids off to summer camp, most of us know the price, the type of lodging they are staying in and maybe even the counselor’s name.  But how many of us ever ask about what happens if a tornado hits?

The story suggests that:

“One way to check out a summer camp is to find out whether its accredited. For example, the American Camping Association has emergency preparedness guidelines camps must meet before they can get their accreditation.”

This is not to scare parents that tragedies, such as what happened at the Iowa campground, are going to be replicated all summer, but instead serve as just a reminder that a camp’s emergency plan is worth checking into. 

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