Families across the country once tuned in every Sunday night to watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. At Green Ridge Assembly of God in Scranton, Pennsylvania, church members created their own version of the popular TV show.
Skateboarding, paintball, a ropes course, horseback riding, and rodeo: What do all of these risk-laden activities have in common? Besides engaging young campers in fun summer activities, safety also is vitally important at River Valley Ranch summer camp, one of Brotherhood Mutual’s long-time customers.
“Safety is absolutely critical for what I need to think about each day,” says Jon Bisset, executive director at River Valley Ranch. “Kids want to come to camp and have fun, but they also need to feel safe and be protected while they’re with us.”
This risk management mindset wasn’t always top-of-mind for River Valley Ranch. The only insurance the camp had 15 years ago was a camper accident policy with Brotherhood Mutual. The camp had no property or liability insurance. It insured only the camp's vehicles and had workers‘ compensation coverage with another carrier.
Brotherhood Mutual agent, Steve Henry, pursued the camp. His persistence paid off. “River Valley Ranch now has all of its camp buildings insured, extended liability limits, and sexual acts coverage,” says Henry. “Brotherhood Mutual also insures the camp's vehicles and workers’ compensation.”
As a large camp with many insurance needs, it does not come as a surprise that Bisset fields calls from other insurance providers on a regular basis. “They want our business,” he says.
With all of these offers, why has the camp opted to stay with Brotherhood Mutual? According to Bisset, the answer is simple: “Other carriers might offer coverage for less money, but it’s not the same service as we get from Brotherhood Mutual. Quality and price are both important,” says Bisset. “We get a good value for our needs.”
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