Our youngest group at camp needs a little more SuperVision™, structure and TLC than our campers ages 13 and up. For these up and comers, we have at least one designated Grom Cabin each session. Each Grom is accompanied by a counselor when traveling between an activity or facility at High Cascade.
Picture mother duck with her ducklings . . . everywhere they go!
How is camp different for Groms?
Groms are not permitted to freely move from one camp activity or area to another without the direct escort of a staff member. In other words, if a Grom is skateboarding and wants to run over to the Govy General store (about 50 grom steps from the skate street course and about 100 grom steps from the skate bowls) then he or she will be escorted by a staff member.
Cell phones are kept with the counselors at bedtime. We’ve found that ‘lights out’ works best when Groms do not have their cell phones in bed with them. Texting and talking to parents during evening ‘down time’ when campers are tired can feed feelings of homesickness. In addition, cell phone usage can be very disruptive to other campers trying to sleep.
High Cascade provides 1:2 camper to staff ratio overall; that’s one well-trained adult for every two campers.
Our SuperVision™ ratio for campers under 15 years-old is one experienced adult counselor for every eight campers.
For campers over 15, there is one experienced counselor for every 10 campers.
Campers are supervised on-hill by their coach, in their coaching group of 8 or less. Campers are not permitted to leave our private on-hill facilities without being accompanied by a staff member.
All camp lodging, facilities, and activities are supervised. Adult counselors live-in and provide around-the-clock supervision in all Chalets and The Lodge. When a Chalet is unlocked and campers are permitted inside, then a counselor will be in the house.