We truly believe that each child and staff person have the right to feel safe and cared for at Southampton Summer Day Camp while enjoying activities that are fun and build self-esteem. Our activities foster a sense of community and belonging. You as a parent are trusting us with your most prized possessions. It is our goal to safely return your camper to you at the end of each day: tired, a little bit dirty, and full of camp stories!
Every staff member attends pre-camp training sessions to address a myriad of safety and policy issues. Positions that warrant certification as a Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard or Outdoor Challenge Crew are provided additional pre-camp training. In addition, we require all staff 18 years and older to submit to state clearances (Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Clearance), as well as an FBI Fingerprint certification.
Southampton Summer Day Camp has been a long-time accredited member of the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA is the only nationally recognized body that accredits all types of camps throughout the United States. Only 25% of camps in the United States have earned ACA highest accreditation through compliance with more than 300 nationally recognized standards of health, safety and program quality.
In addition to our ACA accreditation, SSDC operates as an Organized Camp regulated and permitted by the Bucks County Health Department. This means we pass an annual inspection ensuring safe operation in a variety of health and safety related categories, including our facility, pools and kitchen.
Read more about our commitment to safety here.