Staff Training, Qualifications, Supervision Standards Resources - v. 2019

The key to any camp’s success is its personnel. One of the unique features of a camp is the vital and all-encompassing leadership role demanded of its personnel in the camp community. Camp personnel are expected to assume many responsibilities, deliver a wide range of services, and complete numerous tasks in an environment of constant close human interaction, all with quality results. Some persons may work with the site operation, some with the program, and some with both.

The physical, emotional, and mental well-being of campers is of utmost importance. This can be more readily accomplished when a camp has a system that includes clearly identified staff qualifications, well-planned staff training, and appropriate supervision of campers and staff. The requirements included in the standards vary according to the