In all emergency situations remember to STAY
CALM. Children will reflect your
example. Account for ALL members of your
troop/unit/group. DO NOT DISCUSS EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WITH OR AROUND GIRLS. Before
retiring at night, each camper/leader is to have on the floor at the head of
her/his bed the following emergency gear:
raincoat, flashlight, long pants, shoes and pillow (the one she/he is
lower lodge at Camp Noark, the ark at Camp High Point, the troop house basement
at Camp Crossed Arrows, the main shower house at Camp Cahinnio, the shower
houses at Camp Taloha, the lodge bathroom at Radford House, the clubhouse at
Camp Kemp and at Burnham Woods, the Cookie Cabins move to the Nature Center
restroom, Ellyn’s troop house move to the hallway, Kelley Cabin move to the
West wall, are the Primary Severe Weather Shelters. If adequate warning is
received proceed immediately to the closest shelter in the event of a tornado
or severe weather.
not seek shelter under trees or stand near any tall or metallic objects.
not hold a cell phone or radio, especially one with an antenna.
away from areas in camp where power lines are running. Watch for fallen lines.
you are in a unit, seek shelter inside the pavilion storage area and cover head
with pillow or arms.
you are near the Dining Hall, seek cover away from windows. If a tornado is approaching, seek shelter
under tables. Have campers cover their
head with a pillow or arms during a tornado.
you are out in the open, seek shelter in a ravine or depression away from tall
trees. If a tornado is approaching, lie
flat and cover head with pillow or arms.
If lightning, drop to knees and bend forward putting elbows on knees and
hands over ears.
DO NOT MOVE CAMPERS IN SEVERE WEATHER. In some cases, the weather service will issue
a warning well in advance, allowing you to plan your shelter.
For Lightning Situations: Use the 30-30 rule
where visibility is good and there is nothing obstructing your view of the
thunderstorm. When you see lightning, count the time until you hear thunder. If
that time is 30 seconds or less, the thunderstorm is within 6 miles of you and
is dangerous. Seek shelter immediately. The threat of lightning continues for
much longer period than most people realize. Wait at least 30 minutes after
the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter. Don't be fooled by
sunshine or blue sky! If it is cloudy or objects are
obscuring your vision, get inside immediately. It is always safer to take
precautions than to wait.
a group notice indication of a fire in camp or its perimeter, or should a fire
get out of control; signal others in camp with a continuous sounding of a car
the Site Manager and call 9-1-1.
the fire signal is heard, move campers along the side of the ROADS.
the fire is large and moving in camp, move campers sideways from the fire’s
path using roads (not trails) toward the entrance. If this line of escape is blocked, move
campers to the meadow.
cover under a heavy piece of furniture or against an inside wall. Or lie down
and curl up in a fetal position next to a large piece of furniture. STAY
outside, move into an open area away from buildings, light poles and utility
wires. Stay until tremors stop. Do not approach downed lines or damaged propane
you see or hear sparks from a power line, remove campers from the area
the Site Manager and call 9-1-1.