Summer Programs and Camps
Staff Background Checks and Age Requirements
This is the fifth of seven sections of the online orientation. This section provides requirements for the age of counselors and describes the process and deadlines of mandatory Staff Background Checks.
All counselors must be 18 years or older. The Summer Safety Oversight Group recommends that counselors complete one year of college and be 19 years of age.
Background checks are required for all staff who spend time alone with campers or supervise youth groups 17 years of age and younger. This is for the safety of your staff as well as participants in University of Michigan programs.
Each staff member who will be residing in a residence hall or supervising campers or minor guests must have a completed background check. Periodic checks will be conducted to ensure that background checks have been submitted for your staff. Additional or replacement staff hired during the course of the camp must also have background check forms. Keep a copy of all completed background check forms in an accessible location.
We require that you have completed background check forms no less than two weeks prior to the start date of the program.
If you have any questions about the background check forms or process, please contact:
University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security
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