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Creating a safe environment encompasses the health and general welfare of all. Rippling Brook is trusted with the most important possession of any parent: their child. This is why health and safety is a top priority.


Camp Rippling Brook is licensed by the State of Maryland. We also follow the American Camp Association (ACA) standards as it relates to the safe operations of a day camp. 

We practice safe measures in a variety of ways from emergency procedures drills and headcounts throughout the day to reapplying sunscreen and going over safety rules at activities. One of the most obvious safety measures to parents is during pick up when we check IDs and our Authorized to Pick Up list to ensure your camper is being released to the proper person. 

Staff Training


Prior to camp beginning all staff undergo an extensive staff training of at least 20 hours. All staff will receive in-person training on our healthcare, emergency procedures, child abuse prevention, camper management, behavior management, programs & activities, camp operations, and more. Camp Leadership staff receive additional training such as CPR/AED, First Aid, and Medication Administration Training. Additional staff will receive CPR/AED and First Aid training. Specialized activities are facilitated by staff that are either experienced and/or certified in their specific area.

Health Care

In accordance with the State of Maryland Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), Rippling Brook also has a Health Supervisor (physician, certified nurse practitioner or registered nurse) who provides health services for camp and is available in person or for consult during camp hours.

Please see our FAQs for Health & Safety for details regarding injuries, illnesses, medications, allergies, and more. 

A Safe Place for All

Camp Rippling Brook is made up of people from every walk of life that come together to create an environment where everyone can belong. We are a community that works together to ensure that everyone, regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race, and/or sexual orientation, has a safe place to be treated with respect and dignity.

Camper Code of Conduct & Behavior Expectations

For everyone to have the best camp experience and meet our camper goals, we expect all campers to be:

  • Honest

  • Positive

  • Open-Minded

  • Responsible

  • Respectful

  • Kind

We love it when our campers show respect, compassion, and empathy for others. Sometimes we have rough days and need a little help along the way. If a pattern of bad behavior begins that becomes unsafe for other campers, staff and/or themself, we may ask that a camper gets picked up early. After repeated behaviors, we may dismiss the camper from our camp. We ask that our campers and staff help create a safe environment for all at Camp Rippling Brook. If the unfortunate time comes that we need to dismiss a camper, there will be no refund issued due to behavior.


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