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June 2014

Guidelines for Supervision Planning at Youth Events

By Kelly Peterson-Cruse
Youth events can be mountain top moments in ministry, both for the attendees and the planners. Whether the event is a retreat, a week of camp, an annual conference gathering, or a national gathering like Youth 2015 - the event planners should take Safe Sanctuaries guidelines into account as the event take shape. Take the time to think through supervision patterns and requirements before the event begins, and leaders will experience significant risk reduction and an improvement in overall participation during the event itself. Kelly Peterson (") has compiled an excellent set of guidelines for anyone planning or supervising a youth event, that meet basic Safe Sanctuaries recommendations. Kelly, along with Melanie Gordon (, serves as a contact person at GBOD for Safe Sanctuaries.

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