We know that you are entrusting us with your children and we do not take that responsibility lightly! We follow strict guidelines to ensure that kids and staff are safe during all of our programs. Bookmark this page and access it any time for information on our safety policies including:
Staff Safety Training:
Safety at Camp EDMO® starts with our staff and the policies, procedures and training each member goes through. Here are some of the things we do to make sure everyone at camp stays safe:
- Junior (PK-K): 6:1
- Prime and Max (1st-5th grades): 8:1
We Do Not Allow
Health Policies and Procedures:
Head lice are parasitic insects that are spread by contact with an infested person or items such as rugs, couches, car seats or by the exchange of hats, clothing, headphones or other personal items. We take every precaution to ensure kids do not share any of the aforementioned items at camp and will be on the lookout out for children itching their scalps. Please note that head lice are more likely to be spread at home than in the camp setting. If you discover that your child/children has/have lice, please contact EDMO immediately to inform us of possible exposure.
Should we learn of lice from a family or discover lice at camp, we will follow these precautionary measures:
Chickenpox appears as a very itchy rash that spreads from the torso to the neck, face and limbs. The illness is spread by droplets from a sneeze or cough, or by contact with clothing. Although clothing is not shared at camp, chickenpox is highly contagious and spread can easily occur. If you think your child may have chicken pox, please consult your physician immediately and contact EDMO to inform us of possible exposure.
Should we learn of chickenpox from a family or discover chickenpox at camp, we will follow these precautionary measures:
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually starts with a fever, reduced appetite, sore throat and a feeling unwell. One or two days after the fever starts, painful sores can develop in the mouth. A skin rash with red spots may also develop over one or two days, on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. This illness is spread by coughing or sneezing. As it is almost impossible to prevent the spreading of any airborne germs, Hhand, foot and mouth disease unfortunately is highly contagious. If you think your child/children may have hand, foot and mouth disease, please consult your physician and immediately contact EDMO to inform us of possible exposure.
Should we learn of hand, foot, and mouth disease from a family or discover hand, foot, and mouth disease at camp, we will follow these precautionary measures:
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions. It is an inflammation of the thin, clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball. This inflammation makes blood vessels more visible and gives the eye a pink or reddish color. Pink eye can be very contagious and spread easily and quickly from person to person. You can reduce the risk of getting or spreading pink eye by washing hands, avoiding touching the eye area or sharing items like eyeglasses. If you think your child/children may have pink eye, please consult your physician and immediately contact EDMO to inform us of possible exposure.
Should we learn of pink eye from a family or discover pink eye at camp, we will follow these precautionary measures:
Scabies is an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite. The most common signs and symptoms of scabies are intense itching (especially at night) and a pimple-like, itchy rash. Please note that scabies usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who already has it and a quick handshake or hug usually will not spread scabies. If you think your child may have scabies, please consult your physician and contact EDMO immediately to inform us of possible exposure.
Should we learn of scabies from a family or discover scabies at camp, we will follow these precautionary measures:
Navigating online programs for kids can be a nerve-wracking endeavor for families but at EDMO® we have clearly defined safety measures in place to keep kids, their families and our staff safe online.
Our online safety policies include:
We also strongly suggest that parents/guardians:
At Camp EDMO, the quality of our programs and the safety of our campers and staff is our number one priority. Being an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp is not only a sign that we’ve set up our programs to achieve this end but a solid stamp of approval from the industry. The American Camp Association’s rigorous accreditation process and comprehensive peer review ensure the camps they accredit practice the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation and provide an environment committed to safety.
Among the ACA’s 290 unique standards are;
As an accredited camp, not only are we able to proudly display the ACA logo on our website, but we can also tell our families that we provide: