Galileo Commitment to Safety
Safety is our number one priority and we take our responsibility for the care of your children very seriously. At all of our camp locations, we follow rigorous protocols and training to ensure our staff, our programs and our locations are kid-safe and kid-friendly. For 18 consecutive summers Galileo has been recognized by the camp industry for its exceptional safety record. See an example here of our safety checklist.
We work to hire the best educators to lead our camps and make sure they are well-trained before camp begins. All of our employees are background-screened and pass through multiple interview screens. Many of our staff are current or former teachers. All of our staff are given extensive training and re-training in baseline safety standards before and during each camp season.
Staff Safety Training: Our staff are given ongoing and thorough curriculum and inclusion training that includes the Galileo Innovation Approach (GIA), proven to foster a lasting positive impact for kids. Additionally, our staff are certified in emergency training, including CPR and care/administration of EPI-pens. For campers with specific requirements, we ask parents to complete a health form for each child in advance camp – an opportunity for families to share information that will help our staff provide the best experience for our campers.
We work closely with each of our host schools to make sure our campuses are secure, and facilities are clean. In addition to reviewing all of our security procedures at each of our campuses to confirm we have the proper protocols in place, we employ the use of professional security consultants to audit our facilities and follow their recommendations, when needed.
To make sure all campers are accounted for we take attendance regularly – during all transition times throughout the day including visual scans and head-counts. We employ extra camp staff to supervise entries and exits, and each activity zone during lunch, breaks and extended care. Upon arrival, each child is given a badge, and is released only to authorized adults with valid identification.