JCC Camp Ruach has always made the safety of our campers and their families our highest priority. Extensive planning and evaluation of our safety plans are conducted annually to ensure that we continue to run and operate camp with a safety first mindset. Here are some of the systems we have in place to ensure the safety of our campers.

Security Committee

Throughout the year our JCC executive staff and security committee meet with our local police, homeland security, and the FBI to ensure that we continue to create a safe environment. Their advice and guidance has been instrumental to our planning and we thank them for their time.

Security Director

Tim Pino has been the JCC’s security director for the past year and comes with over 25 years of law enforcement experience. Tim’s primary responsibility is to keep all of our members safe alongside a team of year round security personnel positioned at the main entrance of the JCC building. He is also intimately involved in planning and evaluating the safety plan for JCC Camp Ruach annually.

Staff Training

As part of the staff training which all camp staff are required to complete, an entire day is entirely dedicated to teaching the numerous safety and security procedures we have in place. An outside security company runs a few drills with our staff, our Aquatics Director leads a pool safety session, and we review in thorough detail our bus and dismissal policies to ensure every camper returns home safely at the end of each day.

Camp Security Personnel

We have two security personnel throughout the summer. One is stationed at the front of the JCC building and does rounds on the campgrounds during the day and one is stationed at the top of the stairs to the campsite. The security at the top of the campsite will be responsible for checking the IDs of all campsite visitors and guests. If a family member or friend is planning to be on the campsite for any reason, they must bring a photo ID.

Fencing

There is a 6-foot fence installed around the perimeter of camp, clearly marking where our property begins and ends. There are gates strategically placed throughout that can be opened in case of emergency.