POLICY & PROCEDURES: EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION
Your child’s safety is the Camp staff’s priority. An emergency drill is held on the first day
of each week of Camp. If your child is unable to attend the first day of the week, a
parent/guardian must sign a waiver stating that the child has been notified of the Camp
emergency policies listed in the Parent/Camper Handbook.
In the case of an emergency concerning your child the following steps will be taken. In
the case of a medical emergency, the appropriate medical professionals will be alerted and
directed to reach the child as soon as possible.
The Camp Administrator or Camp Manager will contact the parent and give information as
to where they can best meet their child.
In the case of a natural or national disaster, the children will remain at the Gibbons House
until you arrive to pick them up. If the children are away on a field trip, the Day Camp
staff will return them to the Gibbons House as soon as is safely possible.
In the event that the Oceanfront/Camp must be evacuated, Camp staff will transport your
child to the A.R.E.’s Youth House located at 2287 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach, VA.
The route taken, unless otherwise directed by law enforcement, is included in the
Parent/Camper Handbook. SIGN OUT procedures are the same as for regular departure.
If your child is not picked up during Emergency Departure, he/she will remain with the
Camp Administrator or Camp Manager until arrangements can be made to meet at the
Gibbons House, Youth House, or other location. SIGN OUT procedures are the same as
for regular departure.
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Patti Day Camp