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Child Safety & Protection Month

November 1st, 2018

Cheer Coach walking through gate with camper

Before you sent your child off Trick or Treating on Halloween, did you have a conversation with them about safety? Perhaps you went through their candy to make sure nothing was tampered with (and to sneak a few pieces for yourself) or maybe you went with them to make sure they were safe under your supervision. The safety of our children is a constant voice in the back of every parent or guardian’s mind. In honor of Child Safety and Protection Month this November, Skyhawks is excited to share a few of our safety policies with you.

Here are a few of the preventative measures we take to keep your children safe at our programs:

1.    The Skyhawks Gate System

At each Skyhawks program, our coaches start and end with our safety process which we call the “Gate System." Every morning before camp, our coaches greet parents and campers in the parking lot as children are dropped off. Coaches guide the kids on to the court or field by funneling them through one of our entry gates. Once the child is through the gate, the coach maintains eye contact with them until they are safe with the rest of the group and the other coach playing a warm-up game. This process is completed in reverse at the end of the day so the coaches can make sure that every child goes home safely with the appropriate parent or guardian. 

2.    Safe Bathroom Breaks

Another policy for Skyhawks programs is to make sure the restrooms are completely empty before allowing children to enter. While the kids are inside, their coach guards the doorway to ensure that no one else enters while the children are using the facilities.

3.    Snack Time Precautions

Here at Skyhawks, we are no strangers to food allergies. We ask parents to let us know ahead of time if their child has any food allergies. However, we know sometimes parents can forget or the information can be delayed, so to make sure we do not have any incidents we have a strict no sharing rule during snack time. We also ask that parents of children with allergies send their camper with Wet Ones antibacterial wipes since they have been scientifically tested to remove food allergens from hands after eating.

4.    Exceptional Staff

Becoming a Skyhawks Coach or Director is an extensive and highly competitive process. If they meet the minimum requirements, interested prospects fill out an application and attend several interviews. Once hired, we take our employees through a rigorous training program to ensure that your children are in the best hands possible.

 

To learn more about our Safety Policies & Procedures, give us a call at (800) 804-3509!

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