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Short-Term Camp NCAP Classification

Due to changes in the BSA's National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) standards, all lodge and chapter overnight events that are three nights or less now fall into the short-term camp classification. This change will help to ensure the quality and safety of all council or lodge organized overnight activities.

A short-term camp is defined as any council-organized overnight camping program, whether one-time or continuing, that is one, two or three nights in length where the council or its agents provide the staffing and program and may provide food services, and includes camps conducted off council properties. National training courses are subject to the short-term camp requirements, regardless of format or duration.

Watch the below webinar to learn more about these changes and how they apply to the Order of the Arrow's programs. If you have questions, please email @email.

More information will be available in late fall 2020 at

Download the PowerPoint presentation