View a recommended breakdown of how educational summer camp can be structured.
Personnel and Responsibilities
Operating summer camp is a team effort. Program Directors, Summer Staff, Interns, and Volunteers all work together to create a safe and fun experience where campers can feel accepted, successful, and energized.
View a recommended timeline checklist to prepare for a successful educational summer camp.
Director and Staff Training
Head to the Staff & Volunteer Training page to view our recommended list of training materials and sample materials.
Code of Conduct, Professional Expectations, and Confidentiality
View sample policies regarding how an organization might effectively approach camper behavior management.
Security and Safety Procedures
The most important responsibility of all staff is the safety of campers, volunteers, and colleagues. These samples include a safety plan, releasing campers to caregivers, if there is a displaced camper, emergency procedures, and additional safety guidelines.
Sample procedures for administering medication and general first aid practices.
Sample procedures for safely transporting registered campers to and from home or on field trips.
Sample food and meal ordering, prep, distribution, and clean-up procedures.
Sample service philosophy policy and customer service tips.