Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to providing a safe environment for all
youth participating in camps, conferences, clinics and/or enrichment programs hosted
in FGCU facilities. In Florida, summer camps are regulated by the Department of Children
and Families and the following requirements apply per Florida Statute:
All summer camp personnel for camps involving minors must be Level 2 Background Screened,
including owners, operators, employees and volunteers that provide summer care for
children. Volunteers providing less than 10 hours of service per month do not need
to be screened, as long as they are always within sight of a person who meets the
A Level 2 Background Screening is inclusive of a background check and fingerprinting
for statewide criminal history checks through FDLE and national criminal history checks
through the FBI and may include local law enforcement checks.
All summer camp personnel must be screened no more than 60 days before the start date
of the camp, unless the individual continually works in a profession caring for vulnerable
populations and is not unemployed for more than a 90 day period and the Level 2 screening
was completed within the last 5 years.
The Level 2 Background Screening is good for 5 years. However, each subsequent year
requires the Level 2 Background Screening to be repeated without fingerprinting. Every
5th year the entire process needs to be repeated.
Camp/Conference Coordinators must carry and maintain comprehensive general liability
insurance, ensuring against liability for bodily and personal injury to or wrongful
death of persons, or damage or loss of property occurring in or about the premises
arising out of the camp/conference’s use or occupancy in an amount not less than:
$ 1,000,000 General Liability - Each Occurrence
$ 2,000,000 General Aggregate
$ 25,000 Participants Primary or Excess Accident (Accident/Medical)
Proof of insurance and endorsement is required prior to the use of facilities or services
and camp/conference start date.
A waiver is required to be collected for each camp/conference participant. The waiver
must state that Florida Gulf Coast University is released from responsibility for
the presence of the participant in the camp activity. A copy of each waiver must
be available for review upon request.