FAQ : CAMP SAFETY

Does Clarity Camp have a Child Protection Policy?

Yes. Clarity Camp will promote a safe and loving environment where children are valued, protected and encouraged in their faith.  Clarity Camp set four goals related to Child Protection: 

* Prevent harm to children, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.

* Provide guidelines for staff and volunteers (“Workers” by definition).

* Create a compassionate environment.

* Assure parents and guardians of the measures in place to protect their children.

After the recent reports of child abuse in ministry settings, what is Clarity Camp’s commitment to child safety?

Clarity Camp personnel will take every reasonable measure to manage safety for Children in the camp’s care.  All Clarity Camp personnel, including campers have a vital role in each Child’s safety.  Clarity Camp maintains a “Zero Tolerance” policy for Child Sexual Abuse.  Every adult at Clarity Camp is screened and trained prior to camp.  A full-time Child Safety Coordinator is assigned to oversee the implementation of a robust child safety program, including training for adults and children so that everyone at camp 

Does the camp have a staff Code of Conduct in place?

Yes.  All adults must sign the Code of Conduct, available on our Child Protection page.

Are all adults from other churches or groups screened and trained? Is the camp’s staff screened? Are they trained on Child Safety and abuse reporting?

Yes. All adults at Clarity Camp must be screened, and will complete basic Child Protection training prior to camp.  Adult Workers will be trained on the specifics of the Clarity Camp Child Protection Policy on the first day of camp.  Everyone at camp will be trained on recognizing and reporting abuse by the end of their first day at camp.

Are the staff and other adults aware of Mandatory Reporter Laws in the state where camp is located?

Yes. South Carolina Mandatory Reporter laws are part of the Child Protection Policy and the Worker training.

How does the camp train children and what is communicated to campers regarding appropriate touch, behaviors, policies, and reporting?

Children will be trained in large groups on the first day of camp, using a Recognize, Resist, and Report framework.  

* They will be told what the Code of Conduct requires, so they can recognize anyone (adult or child) violating it.  

* They will be encouraged to resist, knowing they are made in God’s image and should never be mistreated for another’s pleasure – that is evil.

* They will be told how to report, and assured that every adult at camp will aid them in reporting, and that the Child Safety Coordinator is available at all times.  

* And more.

What emergency response procedures are in place? What is Clarity Camp’s procedure for response to an allegation of abuse?

Clarity Camp’s incident Response Plan is detailed, and it includes: All Clarity Camp adults and children are required to report any reasonable suspicion of abuse, and the Child Safety Coordinator will report to the legal authorities, including the South Carolina Department of Social Services and law enforcement.  Clarity Camp will remove any alleged or suspected abuser while the investigation proceeds.  Parents would be notified, and treatment would be available immediately.  Clarity Camp will fully cooperate with the legal authorities’ investigation.

What periodic safety inspections take place?

Clarity Camp’s full-time Child Safety Coordinator is responsible for an “overwatch” role to identify anyone violating the Code of Conduct, whether intentionally or accidentally.  Every identified violation will be addressed immediately by camp staff and recorded in writing.

What age-appropriate access control and property perimeter measures are in place?

All campers are age 12 and older, and will be given defined boundaries on the Southern Wesleyan University campus.  No children are allowed to leave without adult escorts (more than just one).  Adult Workers will be assigned to walk or observe these areas.

Have they had issues with abuse in the past? How did they respond?

Clarity Camp has no known history of abuse.  We are committed to protecting the children placed in our care, and identifying untrustworthy adults BEFORE allowing them to come to camp, and identifying those who disregard Child Protection measures BEFORE they can harm a child at camp.

Do they monitor technology use? Is internet access password-protected?

Clarity Camp does not offer WiFi or other technology for campers’ or Workers’ use.  Anyone whose use of mobile devices is excessive will be informally counseled in order to determine or re-establish healthy limits.  Anyone discovered viewing illicit or illegal material online may be asked to turn in their device or even to leave camp if the material violated the Code of Conduct.

Is the camp ECAP-accredited or pursuing accreditation?

Clarity Camp is not ECAP-accredited.  Clarity Camp is closely following the ECAP Standards that are achievable in 2022.  The Child Protection Policy is written based on the ECAP Standards, and Clarity Camp intends to pursue ECAP accreditation for 2023.

FAQ : REGISTRATION

Are leaders/chaperones included in the group or do they register separate?

Leaders/chaperones should register in your group. Simply specify on the drop down menu who you are registering for -Group Leader or Camper.

Who qualifies as a group leader?


Group leaders must be 20 years of age or older.

What age may students attend Clarity Camp?

Clarity Camp is designed for high school students. Youth leaders have the freedom to decide whether or not to bring middle school students as well.

Do I need to fill out a waiver?

Yes! Release waivers are digital this year! There will be a link sent out after you register. All waivers must be filled out before students arrive to camp.  

What is the Camp deposit?

Deposits are $75 and non-refundable. This deposit is transferable to other campers. Deposits cannot be applied to a camper’s remaining balance.

How do I make a payment?

All payment is being handled by check. Deposits are due upon receipt of your first invoice. All unpaid spots will be released after 30 days. Once paid your spots are confirmed. Final payments are due May 15th, 2022.  

What is the refund policy?

Deposits are non-refundable, however you may transfer the deposit to another new camper. If you pay the full camp registration fee and need to cancel that registration you will be refunded minus the deposit. Refunds may be requested through April 30th, 2022. 

Where do I fill out camper information?

As camp gets closer we will send out a link for parents or youth leaders to enter in specific information for each camper. 

CAN I MAKE CHANGES TO MY REGISTATION?

Yes,  you can make changes to your registration until May 15th through the link on your confirmation email. We cannot guarantee any changes made after that date will be honored. 

CAN I ADD CAMPERS TO MY GROUP?

Absolutely, if we have spots available! You will pay the registration cost that is listed on the website when you register the new campers. 

FAQ : LODGING

How many adults should we bring?

We recommend 1 adult for every 5 students (gender specific).

Can Clarity accommodate a camper with special needs?

We will do our best to work with the staff and facility to accommodate any campers with special needs. Email info@claritycamp.com with any questions.

Do day camp registrations require a chaperone?

Our staffers will be responsible for individual day camp registrants. Chaperones are required for groups that register using our day camp option.

Do day camp registrations require a chaperone?

FAQ : CAMP

What is the dress code?

Please ask your students and group leaders not to pack anything that:
• Promotes alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
• Explicitly or implicitly promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of any group or person
• Explicitly or implicitly refers to sexual actions or situations
• Has spaghetti straps, except for sleepwear
• Is excessively short or tight fitting.
-While at camp, we recommend that students and leaders:
• Wear closed-toed shoes to recreation.
• Wear modest, one-piece bathing suits or two piece suits covered with a colored T-shirt.
• Wear modest shorts, dresses, pants, or jeans for worship.
• Do not dress in a way that calls attention to their underwear (sagging your pants, rolling down your waistbands, etc)

What do students need to pack?

Bible, shorts and t-shirts, shoes, personal hygiene items, money for snacks and other optional items.

What should students NOT bring to camp?


Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, any kind of weapon, water guns, water balloons. We recommend no radios, iPods, CD players, or gaming devices, roller blades or skateboards. If students do bring cell phones or iPods please ensure these are not distractions at camp.

When can I apply to work at camp for 2022?

We are accepting applications now.

Click here for more information.

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