• All staff are fingerprinted, background checked and checked for on the National Sex Offender Registry.
  • Columbia Association’s camps to beyond the regulations put forth by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. CA is accredited by the American Camp Association, the highest-possible standard in the camp industry, which has peer-reviewed monitoring of more than 300 health and safety standards. 
  • Most camp supervisory staff are teachers and other professionals who are experienced with children. 
  • All staff receive a minimum of 24 hours of pre-camp training, including safety, how to respond to a wide spectrum of situations, and preparing for the fun activities they your kids will participate in. CA also uses specialists for certain activities such as archery, canoeing and rock climbing.