Ensuring the safety and security of our campers and staff is a top priority at Camp Mountain Chai, a our safe space for Jewish summer camp nestled in the serene San Bernardino forest. We recognize the unique challenges posed by the recent rise in antisemitism and remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a safe environment where campers can embrace their Jewish identity with confidence.

To achieve this, we annually reassess and implement robust security technology and infrastructure that include security cameras, alarm systems, and trained, armed personnel, diligently patrolling the property and stationed at our secure entry gate. We work with national and local security agencies that regularly inspect, monitor, and advise on our property and practices throughout the summer.

In addition to physical security measures, our staff undergo extensive training in life-threatening bleeding, CPR, first Aid, and AED usage, ensuring they are well-prepared to address any medical emergencies that may arise. This is coupled with our incredible medical team consisting of doctors and nurses but at camp and working behind the scenes.

CMC practices evacuation and emergency drills with all of our staff and campers within their first two days of camp. This comprehensive training instills confidence in our team and provides reassurance and practice for our staff, campers, and their families alike. Our secluded location in the San Bernardino forest not only provides a picturesque backdrop for camp activities but also enhances privacy and security. While up the tall green mountain, we maintain close partnerships with our local sheriff and fire departments, first responders, and nearby hospitals, enabling swift and coordinated responses to any potential threats. 

At Camp Mountain Chai, we are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment where Jewish values are celebrated, cherished, and protected. Our dedication to security ensures that campers can embrace their Jewish heritage and create cherished memories every summer. If you have any questions about safety and security at camp, please do not hesitate to call us at 858-499-1330, or email [email protected].

ACA Accredited

We are proud to be an accredited member of the American Camp Association (ACA), the only independent accrediting organization reviewing camp operations in the country. ACA’s nationally recognized standards focus primarily on the health, safety, and risk management aspects of a camp’s operation. For summer 2021, ACA is providing a Field Guide for Camps to operate safely. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at the camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.

If you would like more information about the value of the accreditation process,

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