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Camps and Youth Programs

2024 UMD Summer Camps are back in full force!

For Programs still operating in a virtual environment, please refer to:​ Best Practices for Virtual Programs for Minors at the University of Maryland Camps

The University of Maryland is committed to the safety of all individuals in its community. Procedures and guidelines have been established for those in the University community, including faculty, staff, appointees, students, student employees, graduate associates, and volunteers, who may work or interact with non-student individuals under 18 years of age, with the goal of promoting the safety and wellbeing of minors.  Information below provides templates and guidance for the Management of Minors on UMD.

All Directors/Coaches of Camps or Youth Programs are required to register their program through the Office of Risk Management in order to initiate the process required of all employees or volunteers working with minors. Contact ESSR at or x53960 if your program does not already have an Authorization Number for your program or if you cannot remember your Authorization Number.

Specific procedures, guidelines, and forms for camps are located throughout the Camps and Youth Programs Section.

These procedures and guidelines do not apply to general public events where parents/guardians retain care, custody and control of the minors and are expected to provide adequate supervision.  The University expects parents or guardians to provide supervision over minors on campus unless they are involved in an activity or program with minors.

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Camps & Programs Roles & Responsibilities

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Camps & Programs FAQ's

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Reporting suspected child sexual abuse and neglect

USM Policy on the Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

BCAC Protecting Youth Serving Organizations Video

Report Suspected Child Sexual Abuse or Neglect to the Department of Public Safety at (301) 405-3333

Camps & Programs Forms

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