Camp Policies

Information for parents and guardians.

What camp policies should I be aware of?

Safeguarding and Rule of 3 Policies

Over The Wall’s Safeguarding Campers and Rule of 3 policies are designed to fully protect both children and volunteers/staff. Whilst at camp, a volunteer or Over The Wall Staff member will never be left alone with a child. Our Rule of 3 policy states that there will always be at least two campers with one adult, two adults with a camper, or more than that.

Additionally, we also have an Independent Safeguarding Adviser at each camp to provide advice and guidance on safeguarding-related issues.


Over The Wall allocates specific volunteers to capture photos and video images at camp. These volunteers undergo additional training for this role. Volunteers and Over The Wall staff are the only people permitted to take photos or videos at our Health Challenge & Sibling camps. These images will be used for an end of camp slideshow and, depending on media consent, will be shared with families after camp.

Camper and Volunteer at Over The Wall Camp
Contact outside of camp

We recognise that very strong friendships are formed between campers. In response to camper and parent feedback, campers are given the opportunity to share their contact details with other campers on the last day of camp. There is absolutely no expectation that campers share these details if they do not want to, or do not have permission to. We ask that parents/carers discuss this with the camper before attending camp.

If your camper has returned home without the contact details of a friend they’ve made, please get in touch and we may be able to help!

We do not allow volunteers to have any contact with campers or their families outside of camp.