Markel honors youth Camps and Boys & Girls Clubs with distinguished Safety 1st award

Jan 12, 2016, 12:14 ET from Markel

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel announced today that 59 youth camps and 4 Boys & Girls Clubs of America have received the prestigious Safety 1st designation for 2015.

Each year, Markel's Safety 1st program recognizes policyholders who have shown an exceptional commitment to the safety of their employees and customers.

Michael Swain, Senior Loss Control Specialist for Markel Specialty, stated, "Camps and clubs must meet stringent criteria to qualify for the Safety 1st designation. They must have a proven safety record, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs. These facilities deserve to be recognized for keeping safety a top priority."

The Markel Safety 1st award recipients for 2015 are:

10+ year recipients
4-H Camp Middlesex
Camp Bear Track
Camp Fern for Boys and Girls
Camp Marimeta for Girls
Camp Ronald McDonald
Pompositticut Farm Day Camp
Setebaid Services, Inc.
Upward Bound Camp for Persons with Special Needs

6-9 year recipients
Camp Aranzazu
Camp Coyote
Camp High Rocks
Camp Howe
Camp Jump Start at Living Well Village
Camp Nicolet, Inc.
Camp Odayin
Camp Olympia
Strong Rock Camp and Retreat LLC
Camp Ton-A-Wandah
Camps "R" Us
Children's Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)
Galileo Learning
Happy Acres Ranch
Kingston's Camp
Princeton University Sports Camps
Sandy Hollow Day Camp
Sports Plus Day Camp
Summer's Edge Day Camp & Tennis School
Tamarak Day Camp & Tamarak Country School
Youth Camps For Christ, Inc.

2-5 year recipients
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs
Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth
Camp Doodles
Camp Kinneret Summer Day Camp
Camp Natoma
Camp Holiday Trails
Camp Longfellow
Camp Mont Shenandoah, Ltd.
Camp Taum Sauk
Coyote Trails School of Nature
Green River Preserve
Greenbrier County Young Camp
Happyland Day Camp
Inside Out Stop. Look. Listen. Learn
Kostopulos Dream Foundation/Camp Kostopulos
Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures, Inc.
Outpost Summer Camps
Rainbow Camp, Inc.
Red Pine Camp for Girls
Summer Art Academy
Tate's Day Camp
The Ballibay Camps
The Road Less Traveled
Theatre Arts Center NY
Wonderland Camp Foundation
YMCA Camp Mohawk

First year recipients
Boys & Girls Club Broward County
Boys & Girls Club of Greater High Point
Camp Fire Central Texas
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, Inc.
Great Times Day Camp
Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center
North Country Camps - Lincoln & Whippoorwill
The Youth Center

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