Safety Standards


At Impact 2818, we build systems around this motto: “Bad things don’t happen here because we don’t let them.” In planning, we conceptualize every possible end result to remove any guesswork in keeping your child safe. It has given us a tremendous history of sending campers home safely each year.


The Three Safeties at Impact 2818



Electronics, Cell Phones, & The Camp Experience

In the digital age, we are immersed with constant contact and distractions through electronic devices.

Camp Policy: No cell phones or communication devices are to be with campers or counselors.

We want campers to experience sanctuary…to be separated from the noise that is crowding our minds and attention, so as to best focus on the transforming message of the gospel. Time away from devices also encourages social conversations and relational engagement. Communication devices with photo and video also add the potential for increased safety risks that are difficult to effectively monitor.

Connect with your camper by sending USPS letters, camper emails, and notes in their luggage. Should any situation arise needing your attention, you will be immediately contacted by the camp staff. If you need us, all contact numbers can be found here and are monitored 24/7.

Cell Phone Policy Details

  • Cell phones and other communication devices are not permitted to be carried by campers, general volunteers or staff. Only Camp Management Staff and Directors are permitted to carry cell phones and communication devices on site to be used at appropriate times for camp business.
  • Camps will provide an alarm clock for each cabin and a wristwatch per each counselor bag/fanny pack to replace the use of a phone as a time-telling device.
  • As a Conference Center, Epworth Forest permits campers and volunteers to carry cell phones at most of their events. Although limited use of cellular devices is encouraged to allow for a true retreat experience, devices are not prohibited unless otherwise noted in event materials.