ASHBY -- As a result of Camp Middlesex's continued commitment to safety and safety education for our campers, Markel Insurance Company announced that Camp Middlesex has received the Safety First Award for our 2013 camping season.

Markel Insurance Company is a large, nationwide summer camp insurer, and only a handful of camps in the nation win this award eight years in a row.

According to Will Evans, Markel's director of safety education, "Markel does not award this designation lightly -- camps or clubs must have a proven safety record for at least three years, undergo formal assessments and inspections, and participate in continuing education and certification programs. These facilities deserve to be commended for making safety a top priority."

Camp Middlesex is an ACA-Accredited Overnight and Day Camp for boys and girls, at 1031 Erickson Road.

For information, visit campmiddlesex. com, or come tour the camp at our Open House on April 13, from noon to 3 p.m.