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Safety IS the Priority

Risks are inherent in any program and at our Centre we carefully examine all aspects of our programs on an ongoing basis to ensure they provide the highest standards of safety and care. Alongside professional instruction is our commitment to health & safety for all participants.

Please note, all Centre programs are compliant with the Standards set out by the BC Camping Association and Youth Safe Outdoors. We continually re-assess our programs for any safety issues.

Other safety measures include:

  • A review with students of boundaries and emergency procedures
  • All buildings are equipped with carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
  • An onsite staff person will be appointed to your group during overnight stays to assist in the event of an emergency

Safety Regulations

Our Centre adheres to the safety regulations of a number of organizations including:

  • Public Health
  • British Columbia Camps Association (BCCA)
  • Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
  • Youth Safe Outdoors
  • Paddle Canada
  • Lifesaving Society

Staff Qualifications & Training

  • All staff are required to have a clear criminal record check/vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment
  • All instructors have CPR and First Aid certification
  • As well, our year-round support staff (office, kitchen, maintenance, and housekeeping) receive Standard First Aid and CPR training
  • Training & search protocols are reviewed on a regular basis
  • Kitchen Team required to take Food Handler Training and Certification Course
  • All staff are required to complete training in Health & Safety Awareness, Accessibility, and WHMIS

Emergency Response

  • All program staff carry basic first aid supplies along with radios or cellphone
  • A First Aid station and an AED (automated external defibrillator) unit are located in our Main Lodge
  • In the event of a more serious or suspected injury, the Powell River General Hospital is approximately 15 minutes from our Centre