Camp Question

Naomi asked:

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“Can someone please help me find out if the ACA has minimum age requirements for staff (counselors, kitchen staff, program staff, and administration staff). I also need a good example of job descriptions, and competitive jobs. Thanks :)”

We took Naomi’s question straight to the ACA and here is what they had to say:

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ACA has a standard regarding age requirements that states: “A camp should have written camper supervision policies specifying that staff used to meet staff-to-camper ratios (in Standard HR-9) should

meet the following requirements: Be at least 80% (100% for camps primarily serving persons with special needs) of the staff are 18 years of age or older. And all staff are at least 16 years of age and at least two years older than the minors with whom they are working”.

 For job description examples see: http://www.acacamps.org/members/jobdesc/titles  and http://www.acacamps.org/members/jobdesc.

Thanks for joining the conversation Naomi – hope you are having a great camp season!