NCAP Short Term Camp Administrator Training
What is a Short Term Camp?
Short-Term Camps. 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 program and may provide food services, and includes camps conducted off council properties.
What is a Short Term Camp Administrator?
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.
Why take this course?
Each short-term camp is administered by a short-term camp administrator, and hence plays a crucial role in the implementation of the National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) and council/district short term camps. This National Camping School course may be conducted at the council level with host site approval or participants can participate in National Council facilitated courses. The Short-term camp administrator certification will be valid for 2 years from the course date.
The Gulf Stream Council has been approved to host an in-person NCAP Short-Term Camp Administrator Training. Please use the form below to register.