2021 National Camp School - Short Term Camp Administrator Training
The Grand Canyon Council will be hosting its first Short Term Camp Administrator Training on Feb. 27, 2021. This ~8 hour training will enable Scouters to lead, organize, and conduct short term camps for their district, Order of the Arrow, or Council events.
Who is invited to participate?
- All Scouters who intend on organizing, leading, assisting, or conducting any one, two, or three night camping events on behalf of their district, Council, or OA. Scouters nationwide are invited to participate, as well as any unit leaders who would like to gain insight on coordinating short term camping experiences for their own units or potentially serve in future district/Council functions.
- If you are attending this event as your district’s designee for a budgeted activity in 2021, visit with your District Executive to be registered.
When is it?
- Feb. 27, 2021, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Where is it?
- Heard Scout Pueblo, 1901 E Dobbins Rd. Phoenix, AZ
- Scouters from out of town are welcome to stay at the Heard Scout Pueblo in one of our bunk houses in the Pueblo itself!
How much is it?
- Registration is $75. This includes lunch, a National Camp School trained Patch, and some camp swag.
What is a Short-Term Camp? - Effective January 1, 2021
- A short-term camp is any district or 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. Overnight national training courses are subject to the short-term camp requirements, regardless of format or duration
Short-Term Camp Administrator
- Each short-term camp is administered by a short-term camp administrator. 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.
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 for the role of Short Term Camp Administrator for any camporee, OA event, etc.:
- The short-term camp administrator must be a registered Scouter who holds either a current NCS 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.