Monarch Camps has an emphasis on sports, love for the outdoors, and fun activities. Our philosophy is that children can only grow and learn by taking acceptable risks. And, while we recognize that every camp program has some inherent risks (i.e. archery, swimming, rock climbing, gymnastics, and even crossing the street) we take pride in our exemplary safety record. We could not have been around since 1971, if we were not good at identifying and reducing risks. We train staff to identify the risks, then assess on how to reduce risk.
In addition to working hard each year to identify and reduce risks we’d like to point out to new parents that campus security is provided 24 hours per day 7 days per week by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, XX (number) staff hold current First Aid and CPR Certifications. There are also several Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) machines located at key areas on campus. Finally, there is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on staff as well.
Activities at the pool are supervised by Los Angeles Community College District lifeguards who all hold at least minimum certification required by the State Of California. Our beach trips only go to approved LA County beaches and only those supervised by County Lifeguards.
Our camp was accredited by the American Camping Association from 2016-2019 and as such meets or exceeds a wide variety of rigorous standards and practices for operating a youth camp safely. We do still keep the standards, but have chosen not to pay the fees in order to keep our fees down and still keep up with the increase on minimum wage each year in Los Angeles.
Camp is a place to try new things, win or lose, and be exposed to new experiences. Although we recognize that part of our staff’s responsibility is to protect campers from possible incidents, we feel it is as (if not more) important to instruct and teach techniques of how to be safer.
We understand we are not for all families and we do NOT accommodate families that want to receive special treatment. We believe in teaching fairness and sportsmanship, which also applies to parents.