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Our goal is to have an effective child safety system that includes a five pronged approach:

  1. Skillful screening

  2. Robust Policies & Procedures

  3. Police Vetting

  4. Monitoring & Oversight

  5. Abuse Awareness Training

Child Protection Plan

Protecting children and vulnerable adults is important to us at Tōtara Springs.  We recognise that there are no perfect programs, however, with this CPP we are striving to protect those in our care.

Hiring & Training Process

We take the hiring process seriously.  We begin screening applicants right from the beginning.  Here are the basic steps taken before an applicant is hired:

  1. Fill out an Application online

  2. References Required (Christian Worker, Employer, Friend)

  3. Behaviour-Based Interview Process & Observation

  4. Mandatory  MinistrySafe Abuse Awareness Training

  5. Police Vetting

  6. Training focusing on spiritual growth, activities, safety, and supervision

During training we discuss and prepare our teams with our Child Protection Plan. We have a document that is shared with volunteers & staff during training prior to camp.

  • 3T’s detailing Talk, Touch, and Territory

  • 3W’s detailing 360 Supervision, Who, What, and Where

  • 3R’s detailing Child Orientation to Recognize, Resist, and Report.

Get your bearings before you arrive, take a look at our site map before you drive.

Not sure what to pack? Here's a standard gear list - pack for the season and any activities! 

We want you to leave feeling challenged and happy - not injured! Take a look at our health and safety documentation.

Check out our activities and the activity safety protocols.


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