Child Abuse Clearances and Youth Protection Training for Summer Camp

State-Mandated Clearances

All adults who attend any New Birth of Freedom Council summer camp program must comply with the child abuse clearances required by their home state.

Pennsylvania residents within the New Birth of Freedom Council

All adults that are residents of Pennsylvania and are registered or have family that is registered with the New Birth of Freedom Council must complete the three (3) Pennsylvania- mandated clearances before arriving at camp.

  • If you have already submitted your clearances and they are still current, you do not need to submit them again.
  • If you have not yet submitted your clearances, they must be uploaded to our Background Clearances System no later than two weeks before arrival at camp.

Pennsylvania residents not within the New Birth of Freedom Council

All out-of-council adults that are residents of Pennsylvania must complete and submit the three (3) Pennsylvania-mandated clearances before arriving at camp.

Non-Pennsylvania residents

All adults who reside outside of Pennsylvania must comply with the child abuse clearance requirements of their home state. If you are unsure of your state’s requirements, please contact your Council. If your state does require clearances, please upload them to our Out of Council Background Clearances System no later than two weeks prior to your arrival.

If an adult arrives at summer camp without their current Youth Protection Training and required clearances, Pennsylvania state law dictates that they will not be allowed entry. This is non-negotiable. Please visit https://newbirthoffreedom.org/pa-clearances/obtaining-pa-background-checks/ for more information or contact our Camping Department with any questions you may have. We can be reached at camping@newbirthoffreedom.org.

Youth Protection Training

All adults attending summer camp must have completed Youth Protection Training (YPT). If you are not currently registered with the New Birth of Freedom Council, please upload your YPT Completion Certificate to our Clearance Upload no later than two weeks before arrival at camp. If you are currently registered with the New Birth of Freedom Council, we have your training on file.

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