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We are committed to maintaining a safe camp environment, creating the opportunity to transform lives into the image of Christ.

Safe Staff

We search college campuses all over the southeast for capable and qualified summer staff. Upon applying, summer staff are interviewed to see if their character matches the ministry of Camp Lurecrest. We purposefully embed questions into our interviews as part of our screening process that would reveal problematic behaviors. We also clearly communicate expectations ahead of time and give staff the opportunity to withdraw after understanding our standards. Additionally, we run background checks, check multiple references, and pray over each candidate we hire. We are thorough in our staff hiring process so that our campers experience the very best of camp.

Medical Safety

Two Registered Nurses are on site each week. All medications are given by an RN. Summer staff are CPR and First Aid Certified. Our camp is within 0.5 mile of Lake Lure Fire Department's first responders and is in within 30 minutes of a hospital. Your camper's medical safety is of utmost importance to us.

Ministry Safe Abuse Prevention

Every summer staff member, full-time staff member, and volunteer is required to take Ministry Safe, a camp-specific sexual abuse training and pass a skillful screening process, along with a background check prior to stepping foot on campus. In addition, our summer staff are continuously trained throughout the summer to reduce the risk of abuse at camp.

Activity Safety

Lifeguards are certified by the American Red Cross in pool and waterfront training, as well as CPR and First Aid. Our Outdoor Adventure Team is trained by ACCT-Level 2 Challenge Course Practitioner, as well as CPR and First Aid certified.

Weather Safety

In cases of inclement weather, staff will lead campers to appropriate shelter. We also monitor multiple weather apps for lightning reports and have backup generators on site in order to respond to power outages.

Pest Prevention

We have partnered with Ivy Oaks Analytics, a public health company that specializes in the control of ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers/ mites and poison ivy at large campgrounds, parks and summer camps. Ivy Oaks works with over 150 top summer camps.
We feel an obligation to our camp community to do everything in our power to reduce the risks associated with ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers/ mites and poison ivy.
Their process includes ongoing tick population measurements, landscape modification, natural control methods and more. Camp Lurecrest is proud to be one of the few camps nationally with an advanced public health standards certification by implementing this program.

Sexual Abuse Prevention

We partner with, and use the training resources of the premier sexual abuse prevention organization in the country; MinistrySafe. We follow strict policies in order to create a culture of accountability, communication, and willingness to bring potential risks to light.

Every year a summer staff member is hired, 1)we email and call independent reference checks, 2)we complete a new background check, and 3)we require the staff member to complete MinistrySafe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training, followed by a test. Every year we have a volunteer on campus (ex. camp nurse), we require a new background check and completion of the MinistrySafe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training, followed by a test.

We have strict policies in place forbidding staff members or campers to have phones or technology in the cabin. All changing happens in the closed stalls in the bathroom, and staff members are not permitted to be isolated with campers alone; we are committed to the two adult rule. We have regular cabin audits, a rotation schedule through activities led by independent staff leaders, and a follow-up system for campers to express concerns to other leaders.