A new guide entitled Keep Your Camp Safe is currently en route to all Jewish camps throughout country. Read and print a copy of the free guide now at www.keepyourcampsafe.org. The guide helps camp owners and directors conduct a thorough safety and security evaluation of camp facilities and daily activities to highlight areas that need improvement.The Torah and its heritage impart the critical lesson of doing all we can to keep ourselves safe and the Keep Your Camp Safeguide is an essential resource.
The Keep Your Camp Safe guide includes sections on fire, lockdown and evacuation drills, safety and security protocols,campground security maintenance, staff training and various other topics. A special section titledAbuse Prevention by noted expert Debbie Fox, LCSW, Director of Magen Yeladim International, is also included. Additionally,tips on selecting the correct security guard are listed in a separate section titled A Guide to Guards.
With the harsh reality of increased terrorism and antisemitism throughout the world, Jewish camps must now follow the lead of schools and community institutions to protect our children. Camp owners and directors must provide campers with safety and security along with a fun summer experience. “Sunday’s most recent terror attack blatantly shows that we can’t ignore the facts. America is no longer the safe haven it once was. We must take preventative action now so that later we don’t say we should have done more”, commented the guide’s author Frank Storch.
Keep Your Camp Safehas been endorsed by Secure Community Network (SCN), ZAKA, Orthodox Union, Young Israel, Agudath Israel, One Israel Fund, United Hatzalah and many other organizations.The guide is dedicated in memory of Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald, Director of Camp Sternberg for over 50 years and a child safety advocate among many other commendable lifetime accomplishments.
The author, Frank Storch, is a security consultant and expert in security with over forty years of experience. He is the founder and president of The Chesed Fund Limited and Project Ezra of Greater Baltimore, Inc., two non-profit organizations that provide over forty community safety and security programs. In 2013, in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, he authored Keep Your School Safe.Since then,through The Keep Your Community Safe Initiative, he has published various other free guides. They include:Stay Safe in Israel, Stay Safe Abroad, Pesach Program Safety & Security, and CommunalCandle Lighting Safetywhich are available on www.chesedfund.com.
For more information and resources regarding ensuring the safety and security of our children, schools, camps and communities, please visit chesedfund.com. For any questions or comments call 410-340-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.