Staying in Camp and Out of the Courthouse

The primary purpose of a risk management plan is not the avoidance of legal liability. Its purpose is the maintenance of a quality program; that is, one which deals reasonably and fairly with its campers and their families. A program that delivers what it says it will deliver, and does so in the context of reasonable management of the risks, is not assured of “safety” or freedom from lawsuits. But generally, if such a level of performance is achieved, legal liability issues are minimized and take care of themselves.