Rock Solid, the company that is operating the day camp at Calvary Baptist Church has also been operating after school facilities.
After Rock Solid failed to inform parents of the nature of the 'incident' that occurred at their day camp, namely the alleged rape of an 8 year old by a 14 year old, I did some checking.
Rock solid, on their website, says: We run on a 6 to 1 camper to counselor ratio and guarantee both the safety and growth of your child.
The State of Louisiana requires that day care operators be licensed. Their definition of day care is:
A Child Day Care Center - any place or facility operated by any institution, society, agency, corporation, person or persons, or any other group for the primary purpose of providing care, supervision, and guidance of 7 or more children, not including those related to the caregiver, unaccompanied by parent or guardian, on a regular basis for at least 12 1/2 hours in a continuous 7-day week. Related or relative is defined as the natural or adopted child or grandchild of the caregiver or a child in the legal custody of the caregiver.
Louisiana DSS has a website with a list of all licensed daycares in Caddo Parish. Rock Solid is not listed.
Calvary Baptist has announced that Rock Solid will not operate their after school program on their property this fall.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions.
1. Why did Calvary allow them to operate on their property without being licensed? Calvary's daycare is properly licensed and in good standing.
2. Why, with a staff ratio of 6:1 was a 14 year old able to get to a place with an 8 year old where this could happen?
3. And once again, why weren't parents of children attending the camp informed of the nature of what Rock Solid described as an 'incident'.
There are a lot of angry parents out there demanding answers, and I hope they are forthcoming.