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Short-Term Camp NCAP Classification

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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.

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