For Church Leaders
If you are interested in producing your own week of camp this summer please contact us at 972-291-7156 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like your group to join an established camp please check the Summer Camp Schedule.
Child Protection Training and Criminal Background Checks:
(Does not apply to weekend retreats)
Every Adult who attends camp during the summer must take a Child Abuse Prevention Training Course. If you can not attend your Church’s training you may take an online course here: .Ministrysafe (A $10.00 fee will apply) The Texas Baptist Camping Association has produced a training course that is free of charge to our camps. Please check with your group leader if this course will be available at your Church. This is not an online course and it must be taught in a group setting by your group leader. Your Leader may contact Mt. Lebanon for a password to access these training materials and video.
Every Adult who will be accompanying children at camp during the summer must have an annual Criminal Background check that is conducted by your Church.
The child Protection curriculum provides our churches with a statewide uniform course that complies with the State’s mandated requirements. Each adult attending camp with children must complete a minimum of one clock-hour of training (total) addressing the following topics:
- the definitions and effects of sexual abuse and child molestation.
- the typical patterns of behavior and methods of operation of child molesters and sex offenders that put children at risk.
- the warning signs and symptoms associated with sexual abuse or child molestation.
- the recommended procedures by youth camps to address, prevent, and report suspected sexual abuse or child molestation.
- ways adults can avoid putting themselves at risk for an accusation of sexual misconduct.
The test administered at the conclusion of the training must consist of a minimum of 25 questions and address the topics described in the training.
The optional training video is a useful resource, however, it is possible to successfully teach the course by using the training text only. The training text and optional video are designed for anyone to easily present to a group of adults.
The certificates of completion must be presented at camp registration. If an adult attending camp does not have a certificate of completion, he or she will not be allowed to have contact with minors nor participate in Camp activities until the above requirements are met. There are NO exceptions.