Keeping Kids Safe at Camp

Young Life camping is a significant part of the mission of Young Life. Young Life’s priority for kids at camp is to keep them safe. We do this by:

  • Requiring all campers to submit a Health & Consent Form signed by parent / guardian before arriving at camp.

  • Once at camp, no camper is allowed to leave camp without written parental / guardian consent. Additionally, no one under the age of 21 can pick up a camper from camp.

  • Every camp has strict procedures and guidelines for visitors at camp.

  • All camps are staffed with at least one licensed medical professional.

    • All of Young Life's camps (with the exception of two) are 30 minutes or less from a hospital. Therefore, these two camps are staffed by two physicians and one emergency medical technician.

  • When a camper is at the infirmary, he or she is never privately examined. Every camper is accompanied by a Young Life staff person or volunteer leader for the duration of the examination.

  • All Young Life staff serving at camps receive comprehensive training for their specific roles at camp and in keeping kids safe.

  • Work Crew and Summer Staff (groups of high school and college summer volunteers) complete a Background Questionnaire which requires the disclosure of misconduct. Criminal background checks are also run on those volunteers who are 18 and older.

  • Each camp is trained and equipped to execute general safety plans and crisis management plans when necessary.

  • The presence of 100 - 150 caring adults at camp during any given week ensures that the activities of kids are closely monitored. 

The safety of kids is a priority in Young Life both at camp and during the school year. Our staff and volunteer leaders know they are responsible for modeling lives of hope and integrity. For a full explanation of the measures Young Life has taken to ensure the safety of kids, please visit

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Colorado Springs, CO, 80901-0520

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