The only thing that takes precedence over learning and fun at Sugar Bay is safety. We are extremely proud of our excellent safety record and intend to keep it that way. Here is how we protect your children's safety:
1. Professional Standards
Sugar Bay Resort adheres to the American Camping Association(ACA)'s stringent industry standards which regulate more than 15 000 summer camps and have the highest standards world wide. We are proud to be the only South African Camp that is a member of this association.
2. Best Equipment
The entire resort is secured by the latest technological equipment, including full perimeter electric fences, 24hour armed response, 25 CCTV's, electronic surveillance, night watchmen and fire alarms. No visitors are permitted into our resort without an appointment. The waterfront is separate from the main resort enabling controlled access to the beach and lagoon.
3. Health and Medication
Sugar Bay has a fully equipped Health Center, complete with full time Health Manager to see to each camper's every need. All medication is administered through our Health Center, which is fully equipped to deal with routine medical care. All counselors are trained in CPR and First Aid. We have a doctor on call 24 hours a day and AlBallito Private Hospital is only 20 minutes away.
We maintain our extremely high supervision ratio of one counselor to every three children (1:3). This ratio is even higher when kids are partaking in high-risk activities such as surfing an high ropes, where the ratio is 1:1.
5. Swim Test
Every camper completes a compulsory swim test after which they are allocated a colour coded rash vest to designate how deep they can go in the water, based on their swimming ability.
6. Buddy System
No two people are ever allowed to be alone together. A child cannot be alone with another child or counselor. If a child needs to go back to their cabin, he must be accompanied by at least two people, one being his cabin counselor.
7. Top Class Staff
Our counselors are carefully selected, trained and continuously evaluated. Many have previous experience working in American camps. Training includes: child psychology, staff psychology, First Aid and CPR, theory and practice of teaching and the use of all the equipment to the highest safety standards.
8. Water Safety
No one can enter a body of water without one of our counselors and a trained lifeguard on watch. In the sea, there is also another lifeguard positioned deeper than the deepest child. This is over and above the municipal lifeguards who also patrol the beach.
9. Safety Education
We teach ocean safety to every camper. The ocean can be safe and fun, but it demands respect too. Your children will learn about rip currents, sand banks, shore breaks, surf and other potential risks.
10. Sun Protection
We have strict protocols relating to sunscreen and drinking water. Every child carries a day bag containing sunscreen, a water bottle and a hat. They continuously have to reapply sunscreen and drink plenty of water.