Summer Camp Safety


As a parent, it’s often the first thing you ask about – Is camp safe?

PHYSICAL CAMP SAFETY, A 24/7 COMMITMENT – YOUR SPECIAL ASSURANCE OF OUR STANDARDS

  • Beautiful properties with extensive facilities
  • Equipment, buildings and grounds in top-notch condition
  • The Camp Director inspects every aspect of Camp daily
  • Counselors sleep in the same cabins/dorms as the campers
  • Children are never left alone without supervision
  • Many mature adults on staff and many former campers

COMMINTMENT TO CARE PROGRAM

  • No teasing, no name calling or putdowns
  • Everyone feels safe, cared for and treated with kindness
  • Everyone is included in all activities with praise just for trying
  • Before they even arrive, we ask campers to sign this pledge
  • When kids sign, they promise to do their best to be supportive of others at Camp
  • Do they occasionally slip up and forget what they pledged? Hey, they’re kids!
  • But we’re always there to remind them what they promised
  • Just one thing that makes Camp Shane so unique

T.E.A.M. PROGRAM – HOW WE ESTABLISH A WHOLE NEW STYLE OF GETTING ALONG

  • Specific activities and rewards to stress “We’re all part of the T.E.A.M.”
  • Oh, yes, it means “Together Everyone Achieves More”
  • For some campers – a refreshing new style of getting along with each other
  • Better than at school, better than in the neighborhood
  • Feeling and being included creates new levels of self-esteem
  • Guess what follows? Achievement and weight losses at Camp Shane!
Summer Camp Safety
Summer Camp Safety
Summer Camp Safety

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Staff Training


A kid-sensitive camp beings with a kid-sensitive staff. Shane takes training seriously and we take training way beyond “routine.” On Day 1, our staff is ready to truly make a difference for your camper:

  • WE HIRE GREAT PEOPLE
    Years of experience have shown us how to hire great role models.
  • WE MAKE THEM EVEN GREATER
    Our time-tested training program prepares everyone for your camper by teaching specific, effective tools to positively direct children.
  • WE LEAD MOST OF THE TRAINING SESSIONS OURSELVES
    Staffers feel our “top-down kid commitment” and are impressed with Head Staff skills.
  • WE ADD PROFESSIONAL TRAINERSSome issues that kids face are complicated, so we bring in the experts – and the process continues all summer long.
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OUR INTENSIVE TRAINING TOPICS INCLUDE:

USING POSITVE REINFORCEMENT
USING POSITVE REINFORCEMENT
We reinforce positive behavior. We do it with loads of smiles, hugs, and pats on the back – whenever desired behavior happens. We replace comments like “Your problem is…” with “Way to go!” and “That’s great!” As a result, our campers respond positively and grow in favorable, appropriate and productive ways.
 LISTENING EFFCTIVELY
LISTENING EFFCTIVELY
A child feels loved when he or she knows that someone is listening. We establish tight rapport with our campers by letting them know what they have to say matters. We teach our staff to listen with acceptance and without judgment, so the kids feel understood and accepted. It opens doors to meaningful communication and positive change.
BUILDING CHILDREN’S SENSE OF SELF-WORTH
BUILDING CHILDREN’S SENSE OF SELF-WORTH
What others think is so important to the building of self-image. We remove the fears of rejection and humiliation by creating a “safe” environment. We encourage kids to see just how much they really can accomplish, with all the instruction and support it takes to succeed. We show our staff how to prove to campers what is really inside of them.
REACTING POSITIVELY TO NEGATIVE CAMPER BEHAVIOR
REACTING POSITIVELY TO NEGATIVE CAMPER BEHAVIOR
Understanding why campers act out helps staff to respond appropriately. Our training focuses on getting beyond that behavior. We teach our counselors to understand the motivation for such negative behavior and to quickly and effectively present alternatives.

Experience


What Really Matters

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM HELPING KIDS LOSE WEIGHT SINCE 1968:

  • How to run a safe and supervised Camp.
  • How to create a Caring Camp.
  • How to insure every camper is included in activities.
  • How to ensure every camper is feels comfortable at Camp.
  • What to do when a camper has a problem.
  • How to supervise, motivate and involve staff.
  • How to guarantee consistently high standards.
  • The need to insist on consistent and strictly observed standards.
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TOOLS WE USE TO MAKE CAMP GREAT

  • Using positive reinforcement
  • Listening – really listening – to each child
  • Building a camper’s sense of self-worth
  • Dealing effectively with negative behavior by reacting positively
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Our staff understands how to do it by example, because our camp shane directors are consistently positive role models – day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.

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Weight Loss Resort for Adults

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts

Are you an adult struggling to lose weight?
Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts is the perfect escape from all the everyday stress holding you back from your weight loss and fitness goals. It’s a weight loss vacation at a serene Catskill Mountain resort!

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