Parenting Safe Children - Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse, in your Community

Category: Summer Camp

  • Kids, Camp & Sexual Assault Prevention

    Summer camp has a special place in my heart and will forever symbolize childhood joy. I loved sleepaway camp so much that I went back years later to be a counselor. I didn’t receive much training and I certainly wasn’t prepared for the day a 12-year-old camper told me that one of the camp administrators…

  • Three Questions Every Parent Should Ask This Summer!

    It’s never too late to talk with your camp or summer program director about child sexual abuse prevention. Here are the three must-ask questions:1.  Beyond background checks, what is the screening process for new hires? Look for camps & programs that have a three-part staff interview process:  Background checks, personal interviews, and reference checks. Background…

  • Sending My Daughter to Sleep-Away Camp

    by Jenny, Colorado MomI feel somewhat inadequate, feeling that I need to be even braver, particularly in light of the recent posts from Feather reminding us that despite all of the teaching of body rules to our kids, ultimately adults are responsible for keeping their kids off limits by having the conversations with those adults.…

  • A Walking Advertisement: My Kids are Off Limits

    by Shaundra, Texas Mom I’ll be honest:  Inviting caregivers onto our prevention team can feel awkward. But sometimes, the awkward conversation is necessary to protect our kids. I enrolled my son in a week-long summer day camp where I wouldn’t meet the director until 8:00 the morning of camp when I arrived to hand my…

  • I Spoke Up for Kids – and Helped Heal My Past

    By Annie, California AuntI took the Parenting Safe Children (PSC) workshop to learn more about keeping kids in my life safe from sexual abuse. I was surprised by all the feelings that came up about a childhood experience in which a teenager repeatedly exposed himself to me. When it happened, I was scared, felt like…

  • I Invited the Camp Director onto My Prevention Team

    By Natale, Colorado Mom My soon to be 10-year-old son will be attending a week long overnight camp this summer – for the first time – with a friend. While he is excited, I am of course very nervous. We have talked a lot about body safety in our house, and I feel my son…