Camper Safety

At Camp Quest, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our campers. Learn below about the steps we take to help make camp a safe environment for everyone.

All Camp Quest camps will follow the guidance of state and local health authorities as well as recommendations by American Camp Association. 

Licensed Programs

Camp Quest member camps commit to our extensive licensing program, which includes minimum standards of program activities and operations, as well as annual and seasonal reporting, training requirements, and volunteer conduct expectations.

Commitment to Best Practices

In 2018, the Camp Quest network partnered with the American Camp Association, offering discounts to our camps on their ACA fees for accreditation and camp membership. In 2019, three of our camps received ACA accreditation, bringing our total accredited camps to five. Camp Quest advocates for secular youth programs and works with the American Camp Association to ensure that our camp communities are aware of the resources available to them through the ACA.


Abuse Prevention

All Camp Quest volunteers who work with children must undergo annual background checks and training conducted by our local camps. We advise all camps to implement a comprehensive volunteer screening program, including interviews, professional reference checks, voluntary disclosure statements, and checks against the National Sex Offender Registry. Additionally, Camp Quest makes discounted online training available through our training provider, Expert Online Training.

If you have a safety issue to report, we want to hear from you. Please contact us to report your concern, or write to us at Camp Quest, PO Box 449, Pickens, SC 29671.