Camp Assessment Training


Area 2 will offer 2 opportunities in 2016 for Camp Assessment Training. This program has replaced the old Camp Visitation Program.

The national camp standards are the foundation of the National Camp Accreditation Program, which assesses council and camp conformance with the requirements set forth in the national camp standards. The national camp standards consist of standards, which are mandatory when applicable, and recommended practices, which represent best practices recommended for all camps.  The BSA’s national camp standards are established to do the following:

  • Ensure that each camper and leader has a fun, high-quality program consistent with the BSA brand.
  • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of every camper, leader, visitor, and staff member while participating in a BSA accredited camp.

The local council is responsible for maintaining the BSA’s national camp standards.

NCAP Resources and Materials can be found by Clicking Here

All BSA accredited camps undergo an annual assessment process.

  • Resident, trek, and specialty-adventure and high-adventure camps go through a third-party assessment process coordinated by the responsible BSA area.
  • Day camps and family camping programs are subject to a thorough self-assessment annually.

Based on the results of the annual review, each BSA camp—regardless of type—will receive an individualized accreditation decision. Accreditation is the mark that the camp program provides a fun, high-quality, and safe program consistent with what the public expects of Scouting.

Area 2 recruits and trains volunteers drawn from all 11 councils; volunteers are approved by their local Scout Executive.  Adult Scouters interested in serving as a camp assessment specialist should contact their council NCAP chair or Scout Executive for more information.

In 2017, Four (4) training sessions will be conducted by the area NCAP Committee:

  • February 25, 2017 –  Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, 1774 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933
  • March 11, 2017 –  Seton Scout Reservation, 363 Riversville Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831
  • March 25, 2017 – Camp Workcoeman,169 Camp Workcoeman Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057
  • May 6, 2017 –  Alpine Scout Camp, 441 Route 9W, Alpine, NJ 07620

CLICK HERE to download an information document on the 2017 Camp Assessment Training

Need more information about NCAP camp assessor training?  Email the area committee at