Safety Resources for Camps, Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Church Mutual is always adding to our library of safety materials for camps, sports and outdoor recreation. The materials shown below are all available to our customers at no charge.

Some of our other safety materials also are appropriate for camps, sports and outdoor recreation, so feel free to browse the various areas of our Safety Resources library using the links in the gray bar to the left.

To review the safety materials available just for camps, sports and outdoor recreation, click a link below.


Trusted Employees Background Checks

Trusted Employees offers premier-level, web-based background checking tools that will help you easily and effectively check both employees and volunteers, at a substantially reduced price. More »

Swimmer Safety Program

Our Swimmer Safety Program involves screening all swimmers before they spend any extended period of time in the water. To help you determine their abilities, we have developed two-part swim evaluations for both intermediate and qualified skill levels. Individuals who are unable to demonstrate intermediate abilities are certified as nonswimmers. More »

Swim Bands

Evaluation forms, guidelines and color-coded wristbands to ensure your swimming activities are fun, exciting and safe for all participants. Church Mutual’s swimmer bands are available to our customers only at no cost.

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Allergy Bands

Church Mutual is committed to helping you create a safe, secure environment for your people. That includes paying close attention to allergies and allergic reactions.

Help keep everyone safe with these fun, easily identifiable allergy wristbands! Order your bands and take the first step in promoting safety. Bands must be ordered in increments of 24. Church Mutual’s allergy bands are a life-saving tool available to our customers only at no cost.

Due to the weight of the material, we ship only in the United States. Please allow up to 2 weeks for customer allergy band orders to be delivered.

Bee Sting Allergy
Dairy Allergy
Peanut Allergy
Seafood Allergy
Tree Nut Allergy
Universal Allergy

Brochures, Checklists and More


Challenge Course Safety Assessment

Use this assessment to evaluate and determine your organization’s strengths and identify areas that may need improvement for your challenge course safety policies.

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Creating an Allergy Plan-RC-CM0431-2020 09.pdf

Creating an Allergy Plan

It’s inevitable—if you run a camp, you need to prepare for children who have allergies. Parents want to know their children will be safe when they are away from home and that there’s a plan in place. Your job as a camp leader is to develop a very specific, written allergy plan which everyone in your organization follows.

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Self-Inspection Safety Checklist for Camps and Conference Centers

Use this checklist to inspect your camp or conference center to make sure safe operation is being maintained throughout your campus and with all of your activities.

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Inventory Survey

Use this survey to create a list of the property you own and its approximate value. In the event of a loss, having documentation of your property and its value will help make the claims process go quickly and smoothly.

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Swimmer Safety-RC-CM0433-2020 09.pdf

Swimmer Safety

Ask any child what he or she likes most about participating in summer camp, and you’ll hear one common response—swimming. Yes, water equals happiness for many youngsters, but there are plenty of dangers involved in allowing dozens—and sometimes hundreds—of children to roam freely in a pool, pond or lake.

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Water Safety Swimming-RC-CM0507-2021 06.pdf

Water Safety - Swimming

While swimming is a refreshing and fun activity, it also can lead to injury or death. Any organization that plans a swimming event or maintains a swimming area should take every precaution to protect both children and adults.

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CM0481-2021 06-RC-Water Safety Assessment.pdf

Water Safety Assessment

When you’re around water, you should take every precaution to keep both adults and children safe. There are many things you can do to reduce your risk exposure and keep your people safe. Is your organization prepared?

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Water Safety Boating-RC-CM0505-2021 06.pdf

Water Safety – Boating

A beautiful day on a boat can make for a great outing. There are plenty of dangers associated with watercraft, however, that can turn your carefree day into a liability for your organization.

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Authorization and request for criminal records verification and fingerprint information

Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP

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Building/Facility Use Agreement

McKay, de Lorimier & Acain

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Articles featured in the CCCA Flint & Steel newsletter

Removing Deadly Trees at Camp

Camp COVID-19 Guidelines

Camps and Contractors

Increase Security at Camp

Getting Your Camp Winter Ready

Reducing the Risk of Injuries Resulting from Slips, Trips and Falls

Protecting your Camp and Conference Center from Intruders

Precautions to Consider During Severe Weather

Summer Heat

Aquatic Play Structures

CCCA article archive:

Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Roof Systems

Protecting Your Buildings During Temporary Closure

Coronavirus and Your Camp

Food Safety at Camp

Tips to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: Frostbite Facts

Winterizing Your Air Conditioning Units

Medication Management

Managing Your Camp in a Digital World

Protecting Your Buildings During Temporary Closure

Why Background Screening Matters

AED, It’s Easy as 123

Let It Snow...Oh no!

Concussion awareness

Unsafe ladder usage can pose serious risk of injury

Bees, wasps, and mosquitoes – oh my!

Proper supervision is key to water safety

Don't let food illness spoil the fun

Be ready for the next storm

Keep safety simple

When temperatures drop, the threat of frozen pipes goes up

Hayride Safety (10/18/16 Flint & Steel)

Fall maintenance and camp clean up (9/20/16 Flint & Steel)

Outdoor Security 101: 5 upgrades camps and conference centers should consider (07/19/16 Flint & Steel)

Don't let a disaster spoil your meal (06/07/16 Flint & Steel)

Get your camp summer ready (04/19/16 Flint & Steel)

Reduce fall-related injuries with good safety practices (01/21/16 Thursday Mail)

Prepare your trees for winter weather (12/17/15 Thursday Mail)

Spring inspections, projects are on deck (04/16/15 Thursday Mail)

Don't unknowingly insure your contractor (02/19/15 Thursday Mail)

Carbon monoxide poisoning (12/04/14 Thursday Mail)

Slips-and-falls prevention (11/06/14 Thursday Mail)

Concealed carry laws (10/2/14 Thursday Mail)

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