Through our application we have a number of steps that protect children and vulnerable people. We set people up to do a great job at camp for their campers, the campers safety and welfare is more than essential to our operation. From our interviews to references we collect and requiring an enhanced police check we take this seriously. No one will travel to camp with us before submitting their police check, submitting references and passing the interviews.
Each camp will adhere to their own protocol, to standards set by The American Camp Association and by state and federal law. The safety and welfare of campers and staff is the camps responsibility, and they take it very seriously.
More information about The American Camp Associations training and guidelines about staff training for Child Protection can be found here
Throughout the summer staff have a team around them, camps will have assessments done by the American Camp Association, campers give feedback about their experience and there is ongoing assessment, feedback and training provided which all supports the safety and welfare of campers, other vulnerable groups and staff.
For applicants that do not have a recent enhanced police check dated after 1st September in the year before they head to camp we use the ICPC certificate. It is the most enhanced search in to records that is available. Read about it here.