Safety & Security
Camper safety is our number one priority, and we are committed to keeping Camp Riverbend as safe and secure as possible!
We exceed all standards of the New Jersey Youth Camp Safety Act, and through the American Camp Association we keep current with the newest developments in camp safety and operations. We undergo rigorous annual inspections by local and state officials who evaluate every aspect of Camp Riverbend including sanitation, transportation, food safety, staff qualifications, fire prevention and medical record keeping.
Parents can visit camp almost any day; the only exceptions are the first and last day of camp as well as our two Carnival Days. No visitors allowed during lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm, and all visitors must leave by 3:00 pm.
When you visit camp, we ask that you follow our visitation protocol to ensure camper safety:
- Go to the Main Office and sign our visitor log
- Give the security password that you created when you enrolled your child
- Wear a visitor’s badge for the duration of your visit – if you are not visibly wearing the badge you will be stopped by staff and asked to return to the office
Our security staff at the camp entrance checks all visitors as they arrive and as they leave.
Our Camp Nurse
Our on-site camp nurse treats minor injuries that occur during the day, such as bug bites and scrapes.
A camper who feels sick or is injured will first go to the Nurse’s office to be evaluated. In case of serious illness or injury, the nurse will contact the child’s parents to pick the child up. Otherwise, the nurse will treat the child with over-the-counter, or prescription medications that have been authorized by the parents. Our camp doctor is on call.