Creating a Safer Camp Environment

Guidelines for Camps: Child Protection in a Camp Environment

Safeguarding the physical and spiritual well-being of young people and vulnerable adults may be one of the most important responsibilities of any camp organization. Policies, procedures, and a robust screening program can protect campers from abuse and enhance a rewarding camp experience.

The Guidelines for Camps book mentions many helpful forms and checklists. They are designed to help camp leaders and camp attorneys design robust protection policies.

Child Protection Forms and Documents



Checklists for Camps

Checklists for Camps is a practical, easy-to-use tool designed to help camp ministries of all sizes assess and address common risks. The eBook contains checklists that are helpful for creating a risk management plan, training camp staff, supervising camp activities, and more.

Camp Risk Management

Buildings and Property

Emergency Preparedness


Vehicle and Driver




Mandatory Reporting:
State Specific Information

Child abuse reporting laws can vary widely state to state. Use the link to access your state’s mandatory reporting laws, hotlines, and more.