Safety Resources for Camps and Conference Centers

Church Mutual is always adding to our library of safety materials for camps and conference centers. The materials shown below are all available to our customers at no charge.

Some of our other safety materials also are appropriate for camps and conference centers, so feel free to browse the various areas of our Safety Resources library using the links in the gray bar to the left.

To review the safety materials available just for camps and conference centers, click a link below.

Inventory Survey

Risk Alerts for Camps and Conference Centers

Risk Reporter for Camps and Conference Centers


Abuse at Camp (DVD)

Learn how to identify and help prevent bullying and other types of abuse to protect the safety of children and youths at your camp. Download video guide.

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Trusted Employees Background Checks

Trusted Employees offers premier-level, web-based background checking tools that will help you easily and effectively check both employees and volunteers, at a substantially reduced price. More »

Sample Child and Youth Abuse Prevention Program for Religious Organizations (English)

Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP

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Swimmer Safety Program

Evaluation forms, guidelines and color-coded wristbands to ensure your swimming activities are fun, exciting and safe for all participants. Church Mutual’s swimmer bands are available to our customers only at no cost.

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Allergy Bands

Church Mutual is committed to helping you create a safe, secure environment for your people. That includes paying close attention to allergies and allergic reactions.

Help keep everyone safe with these fun, easily identifiable allergy wristbands! Order your bands and take the first step in promoting safety. Bands must be ordered in increments of 24. Church Mutual’s allergy bands are a life-saving tool available to our customers only at no cost.

Due to the weight of the material, we ship only in the United States. Please allow up to 2 weeks for customer allergy band orders to be delivered.

Bee Sting Allergy
Dairy Allergy
Peanut Allergy
Seafood Allergy
Tree Nut Allergy
Universal Allergy

Brochures, Checklists and More

Creating an Allergy Plan-RC-CM0431-2020 09.pdf

Creating an Allergy Plan

It’s inevitable—if you run a camp, you need to prepare for children who have allergies. Parents want to know their children will be safe when they are away from home and that there’s a plan in place. Your job as a camp leader is to develop a very specific, written allergy plan which everyone in your organization follows.

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Swimmer Safety-RC-CM0433-2020 09.pdf

Swimmer Safety

Ask any child what he or she likes most about participating in summer camp, and you’ll hear one common response—swimming. Yes, water equals happiness for many youngsters, but there are plenty of dangers involved in allowing dozens—and sometimes hundreds—of children to roam freely in a pool, pond or lake.

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Self-Inspection Safety Checklist for Camps and Conference Centers

Use this checklist to inspect your camp or conference center to make sure safe operation is being maintained throughout your campus and with all of your activities.

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Water Activities Safety Guide

Help keep your congregation, camp or school children safe while enjoying fun in pools, lakes and rivers. The guide includes:  

  • A handy, two-page checklist to use as you walk around your facility, making it easier to spot inherent dangers.
  • Information about our popular Swimmer Safety Program — a wristband system you can use to immediately spot the ability levels of all swimmers.

While swimming is the main focus of the guide, boating, paddling, sailing and waterskiing are also addressed.

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Active Shooter and Security Concerns at Camp

Camp security experts John Ojeisekhoba and Craig Herrick of J&O Emergency Management and Security Consultants discuss how to prepare year-round and seasonal staff for a security emergency at camp, including an active shooter incident.

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Authorization and Request for Criminal Records Verification and Fingerprint Information

Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP

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Building/Facility Use Agreement

McKay, de Lorimier & Acain

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Articles featured in the CCCA Flint & Steel newsletter

Removing Deadly Trees at Camp

Camp COVID-19 Guidelines

Camps and Contractors

Increase Security at Camp

Getting Your Camp Winter Ready

Reducing the Risk of Injuries Resulting from Slips, Trips and Falls

Protecting your Camp and Conference Center from Intruders

Precautions to Consider During Severe Weather

Summer Heat

Aquatic Play Structures

CCCA article archive:

Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Roof Systems

Protecting Your Buildings During Temporary Closure

Coronavirus and Your Camp

Food Safety at Camp

Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: Frostbite Facts

Winterizing Your Air Conditioning Units

Medication Management

Managing Your Camp in a Digital World

Protecting Your Buildings During Temporary Closure

Why Background Screening Matters

AED, It’s Easy as 123

Let It Snow...Oh no!

Concussion awareness

Unsafe ladder usage can pose serious risk of injury

Bees, wasps, and mosquitoes – oh my!

Proper supervision is key to water safety

Don't let food illness spoil the fun

Be ready for the next storm

Keep safety simple

When temperatures drop, the threat of frozen pipes goes up

Hayride Safety (10/18/16 Flint & Steel)

Fall maintenance and camp clean up (9/20/16 Flint & Steel)

Outdoor Security 101: 5 upgrades camps and conference centers should consider (07/19/16 Flint & Steel)

Don't let a disaster spoil your meal (06/07/16 Flint & Steel)

Get your camp summer ready (04/19/16 Flint & Steel)

Reduce fall-related injuries with good safety practices (01/21/16 Thursday Mail)

Prepare your trees for winter weather (12/17/15 Thursday Mail)

Spring inspections, projects are on deck (04/16/15 Thursday Mail)

Don't unknowingly insure your contractor (02/19/15 Thursday Mail)

Carbon monoxide poisoning (12/04/14 Thursday Mail)

Slips-and-falls prevention (11/06/14 Thursday Mail)

Concealed carry laws (10/2/14 Thursday Mail)

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