National Camp Accreditation Program

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) is to help elevate camps to new levels of excellence in delivering Scouting’s promise to youth. Councils will engage in a rigorous review of camps and properties, continuous improvement, and correction or elimination of substandard practices.

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Short Term Camp

Beginning January 1, 2021 each short-term camp requires a Short Term Camp Administrator certified by National Camp School. A short-term camp is any council and district-organized overnight camping program, whether one-time or regular event, that is one to three nights in length where the council or district provide the staffing and may provide program and food services, and includes camps conducted off council properties.

Each short-term camp must have a short-term camp administrator. This person is responsible for ensuring that the planned camp complies with the NCAP Short-term Camp Standards.

To hold a short-term camp, please have your NCAP Short Term Camp Administrator submit the NCAP Local Council Authorization and Assessment Declaration to If you are using a property that is not Allatoona Aquatics Base, Bert Adams Scout Camp, or Woodruff Scout Camp, please also submit the Site Appraisal Form. Please note, if you are from another council, please submit it to your Council's designated contact.

After your program is authorized, your NCAP Short Term Camp Administrator will receive additional information to assist in successfully completion of the NCAP standards.

Upcoming Trainings

In-person Training

NCAP Short Term Camp Administrator Training
Date: January 16, 2021 from 8:30AM-6PM Eastern Time
Location: Atlanta Area Council Volunteer Service Center - 1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Cost: $90
Contact: Marilyn Dunsmore - Area 9 NCAP Training Chair

Click Here to Register

Registration Notes: An Atlanta Area Council Event Registration(Tentaroo) account is required to register. This is not linked to other Councils or National services such as My.Scouting and Scoutbook. If you do not already have an account please select "create account".

Notes: Course capacity is limited. Fee includes printed course materials, box lunch, beverages, and snacks. Certification card and patch will be mailed. Masks are required for participation. Meeting room will be set up to encourage social distancing, disinfected the night before, and sanitizing products will be available.

Online Training

The National NCAP team offers online certification courses. Click here for more information and to register.