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Short-Term Camp NCAP

A short-term camp is any council-organized overnight camping program, whether one-time or continuing, that is one, two or three nights in length where the council or its agents provide the staffing and may provide program and food services, and includes camps conducted off council properties.

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Understanding and Implementing the Short-Term Camp NCAP Classification (recorded 22 Oct 2020) – View this webinar for an introduction to the NCAP Short-term camp classification explaining the why, what and how this new classification will be implemented in camps beginning Jan 1, 2021.

Short-Term Camp Administrator Job Description: Each short-term camp must have a short-term camp administrator. This person is responsible for ensuring that the planned camp complies with the NCAP Short-term Camp Standards. This means walking the property to ensure that it is appropriate for the event; ensuring that paperwork is filed and any written BSA approvals are completed and obtained through the council; confirms facilities and program are safe and in good order before starting operation; and that appropriate health, safety and sanitation provisions are made. This individual also ensures that all activities at the short-term camp comply with the applicable BSA National Camp Standards.

Pre-Qualifications: The short-term camp administrator must be a registered Scouter who holds either a current NCAP short-term camp administrator certification issued by the BSA or holds a resident camp director certificate from BSA National Camping School. Refer to NCAP Standard SQ-403.

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