Health & Safety

Safety Checklist ESTEAM Programs


ESTEAM’s commitment to the safety of our campers and staff at all locations means we ensure camp staff are regularly trained and uphold the highest standards in camper safety management, camp facility safety, and emergency response protocols.

The ESTEAM camp safety checklist illustrates just some of the primary elements we follow each day across our camp facilities:


  • Health History information is collected for every camper & reviewed in advance of camp start each week.
  • Reduce the spread of communicable illness or disease by facilitating regular hand washing and cleaning of facilities.
  • Minimize the risk to campers with food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • All staff receive training on identifying the symptoms of anaphylaxis reaction and how to use an EpiPen. EpiPens are carried by the staff member responsible for the camper at any moment during the day.


  • Designated camper-to-staff ratios are always maintained.
  • While supervising campers or working near camp exits/boundaries, staff use a combination of the following practices:
    • Set expectations with campers regarding areas that are off-limits.
    • Use cones to create physical barriers.
    • Conduct camper headcount every ten minutes and before/after transitions.
    • Bathroom breaks are incorporated into the daily routine, and they may use the buddy system for bathroom and water breaks.
  • Only adults on the authorized pick-up list can pick up campers at check-out.
  • Adult visitors to camp must have approval from ESTEAM HQ and/or the Camp Director before being allowed on campus.


  • We visually scan and walk the campus every morning before campers arrive to ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment for them.
  • Model and reinforce the safe use of all curriculum materials and tools, including glue guns and hand tools.
  • Facilitate a safe and fun water day experience for campers and require campers always to wear shoes.
  • Monitor the impact heat may have and adjust camp activities appropriately. Supervise campers applying their own sunscreen.