Safe Environment

We recognize and value the precious gift of children. While your children are in our care, we make every effort to create a safe environment for each Camper.

  • We have a resident nurse or doctor to tend to any bumps or scratches and to make sure that medications are taken in a safe and timely manner.
  • We use certified lifeguards to supervise swimming.  We also use a "buddy check" system during each swimming period to account for the safety of all Campers.
  • Every cabin is equipped with a working smoke detector provided by Kings Mountain State Park.  Also, a fire extinguisher is located in each cabin area.
  • At night, adult counselors are assigned to patrol cabin areas and to conduct bed checks of each cabin.
  • Campers are not allowed to leave the campsite at any time.  Counselors are allowed to leave only with the permission of the Camp Director.
  • Each cabin is staffed with at least two counselors, and we make sure that no child should be one-on-one with an adult at any time. This structure encourages safety and accountability.

Safe Haven

We recognize that creating a safe environment for your children extends beyond physical well-being. Prior to serving at the camp, all staff 18 years or older must complete the Safe Haven TrainingSafe Haven Training is designed to help our community create a safe environment by empowering us to recognize and prevent abuse. This training has replaced the Virtus "Protecting God's Children" course that was previously the standard in South Carolina. Adult counselors must also submit to a background check for criminal and sexual offenses, conducted by the Diocese of Charleston.