Bucky's Safety Tips for a Fun Trip!
Your safety is our highest priority here at Camp Hi. To ensure that you, your friends, and your family are safe during your paddling adventure, we've put together a list of safety guidelines to follow while on your trip.
Plus, if you're bringing children, please review our Kid's Fun & Safety Tips to ensure that you and your children have a fun-filled and safe adventure!
Paddling Safety Guidelines
Kid's Safety Tips
Wear your life vest at all times!
Keep your weight low to minimize the risk of tipping or capsizing your boat
Wear sneakers or boat shoes to avoid injury
Fireworks are strictly prohibited
Be prepared for the weather with raingear, a hat, a change of clothes, sunscreen, etc.
No glass or Styrofoam containers are allowed on the water
Stay on the river; no trespassing on private property
If you've never paddled before, ask our staff for instruction and help
Groups should bring a cell phone and First Aid Kit
Stay sober. Alcohol and other drugs are prohibited per Ohio State Law.
Kids age 10 and older can usually paddle on their own (some 8-9 year-olds)
Children must wear a PFD (life jacket) at all times; we have PFDs in all kid sizes.
Kids get dehydrated easily so brings lots of water; soft drinks can increase dehydration and the need to pull over.
Snacks are good to bring for kids and should be kept in Ziploc baggies.
Plan your paddle for your child's span of attention. Older kids (8 and up) can typically handle up to 4 hours.
Younger kids can get restless after 1 hour, unless there are "special" distractions such as snacks, games, or toys.
Make sure kids in the middle have a paddle and a pad to sit on.
Kids under 8 won't be able to paddle much, but should be outfitted like the rest of the family.
Fishing hooks and children don't mix in a boat, someone is going to get hooked, and it's not likely to have gills.
Make sure your children have on sunscreen and a hat to keep out the sun.