Research & Resources

Research is a very powerful advocacy tool.  Numerous studies and published reports demonstrate that camp provides children and youth with an experiential learning opportunity that they cannot get in a traditional academic setting. This section of our website contains facts sheets, links to the latest research as well as guides to support your efforts to evaluate and advocate for North Carolina youth camp organizations.

Risk Management Resources

Coping with the Death of a Camper

Tips for dealing with a death at your camp.

How to Cope with a Death

Crisis Response Checklist

A step-by-step checklist for handling crises.

Get Your Crisis Checklist

Crisis Management Contact Info

A template for setting up your emergency contacts.

Set Up Emergency Contacts

Disaster Response Checklist

Prep for weather, fires, injuries, power outages, and more.

Get A Response Checklist

Getting Back to Business

How to get your camp back on its feet after a disaster.

Get Camp Back on Track

Responding to a Crisis

Guidelines for responding to a disaster.

Get Your Crisis Response Guidlines

Relay Crisis Info to Media

Tips for communicating disaster details to the media.

Learn to Talk to the Media

Statute of Limitations

Learn about how long your camper may be liable for an event.

Learn About the Statute of Limitations

Business Funcations

Identify the business functions critical to your survival.

Identify Key Functions

Emergency Call Log

A template for recording emergency calls.

Get Your Call Log Template

Greeter Checklist

A checklist for the staff who greet the emergency workers.

Get Your Greeter Checklist

Emergency Phone Protocol

Tips for contacting a family affected by a crisis event.

Get Your Communication Tips

Red Cross Resources

Red Cross Catalog

Preparedness, health and safety training catalog.

Get the Red Cross Catalog

Red Cross Training Facts

Fact sheet about the Red Cross Training course.

Get the Red Cross Fact Sheet

Administration Resources

Key Contacts

Keep a list of key contacts for running your business.

Get Your Contact List Template

Nature Resources

Info About Bees

Information about bees that may be around your camp.

Find Out About Bees

The Word on Bats

Info about how to handle bats at your camp.

Get Info on Handling Bats

Additional Resources

Composting Guide

Viable options for scraps, manure, & other organic waste.

Learn About Composting

Forest Service Handbook

Information about child protection in National Forests

Learn About Child Protection Policies