Safety

Our campers’ health, safety and security are paramount.

Health Clinic

Each camp has its own health clinic, staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses and a doctor. Each clinic contains private examination rooms and private overnight rooms. We are a short distance from a major hospital in Glens Falls, New York and EMT support is stationed locally.

If a child is injured, put on medication, has a fever or is admitted to the health clinic, we contact parents immediately.

Safety/Security

We hold ourselves to the highest standards in maintaining camp safety and security.

We are:

  • Accredited by the American Camping Association
  • Member of the New York State Camping Association
  • Member of the American Independent Camp Association

We hold a:

  • New York State Department of Health Permit

We thoroughly screen all staff members:

  • Staff are personally interviewed and screened for appropriate positions
  • Multiple reference checks are required
  • Criminal background investigation are conducted by and outside organization
  • We conduct a national sex offender registry and a New York State sex offender registry check for every employee annually.
  • We hold a five-day staff orientation for all staff members (new and returning)
  • Our staff is continuously evaluated while camp is in session

Fire safety is strictly enforced:

  • All bunks are equipped with smoke detectors
  • Staff and campers practice scheduled fire and emergency drills throughout summer

Additional security:

  • Supervision is maintained 24 hours a day.

Baco Che-Na-Wah Blog

Top 10 Things We Miss While We’re Home

Camp is, undoubtedly, the one thing that’s always on our minds over the year.  Being that it’s our favorite place to spend time, it would only make sense for it to be our favorite thing to think about, whether it be daydreaming in school or doodling on our homework.  As

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Camp Che-Na-Wah Counselor Toast 2016

On behalf of the counselors, those that used to be campers, and those that love camp, we would like to make a toast to the summer of 2016. (Rachel): I started camp in 2002. I was 6. My bunk likes to say my parents shipped me off, the truth is

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  • 125 days until we are on the courts… meet Danny Silver, the Camp Baco Basketball Director, Administrator, and Baco Historian. 🏀🏀🏀 His favorite activity is a double period of Intermediate Basketball Leagues.  During free play as a camper, he loved playing games of Knockout, but now, he loves to go to see the music club. 🏀🎼🏀 Danny’s favorite traditions at camp are Twelves, Awards Night, and Honors. 💙💛 The top 3 items on his side cubby are his radio, the keys to the hoops shack, and a folded up schedule from 3 days ago.  Fun fact… if he really though about, Danny could name every Baco 3 shooter of the last 31 years, their Olympic team, and about what they hit it in. #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth #meetthestaff
  • We would like to honor all of our camp friends for being the absolute best people ever. 💙💛💙💛 Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Find a way to make a positive difference today, and everyday. 💙💛💙💛 #rakday #randomactsofkindness #living10for2 #12851 #bacochenawah #bestplaceonearth #campfriends #campfriendsarethebestfriends #summercamp #summer17
  • #tbt Bob and Barbara Wortman at camp in 1977 💙💛💙💛 #bestplaceonearth #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2
  • 130 days until camp - time to meet Mickey Huberman!  Mickey is the Athletic Director at Camp Baco. 💙💛 He loves every activity at camp, but his favorites are sailing and ski⛵️⛵️⛵️. During free play he likes to hang out in the gazebo with campers.  Mickeys favorite camp tradition is a campfire 🔥 .  The top 3 items he would keep on his side cubby are a flash light, a book, and writing material.  Fun fact… Mickey and Bob were in the same bunk! 💙💛 #bacochenawah #bestplaceonearth #12851 #living10for2 #meetthestaff
  • Since Justin Timberlake won a Grammy for Can't Stop The Feeling, does that make the 2016 Blue and Gold break a Grammy winner too? 💙💛💙💛💙💛 #12851 #bestplaceonearth #living10for2 #bacochenawah #golfcartkaraoke
  • 135 days until camp.  Time to meet the Program Director and Head Counselor at Camp Baco, Greg Silver.  Greg’s favorite camp activities are basketball 🏀 , lake activities 🚣🏻🏊🏻⛵️🛶, and council ring before dinner.  Greg’s favorite camp foods are chocolate chip pancakes, corn dogs, and Wednesday BBQ on the terrace.  His favorite camp traditions are when the Waiters get painted up and cheer for the 9th grade and under basketball tournament at Baco💙💛. He also loves the annual divisional tennis tournament.  The top three items on Gregs side cubby would be something to play music with, a picture of his beagle, and whatever book he plans to read during the summer.💛💙Fun fact… in 1994, Gregs waiter summer, he hit the “Baco 3” in 7.  He has also never lived in Bunk 4 as a camper or counselor.
  • Before Grobie was the Athletic Director at Che-Na-Wah, she was the Tetherball Champ in 1991 💪🏻🏆🏅🤸🏻‍♀️💙💛 #tbt #bacochenawah #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth
  • 140 days until we unpack, and 141 until big show auditions... time to meet Michael Scheman!! Michael is the Theatre Director at Baco and Che-Na-Wah. 💛💙🎭 💙💛You can find Michael in the social hall during most of the day, and sometimes in the office living room. His favorite camp traditions is when the Little Big Show boys make the "bridge" for the audience to walk under after the shows. 💙💛 The Ramen Noodles Jingle makes Michael think about camp. He loves watching Greg Silver watch the shows. Fun fact... if and when a movie is made about Camp Baco, Michael wants Eli Silver to play him. 💙💛 #bacochenawah #meetthestaff #12851 #living10for2 #bestplaceonearth

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