April 18, 2017 • 12–2PM ET
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! Hello Lawyah? Managing Camp Risks and Liability

Colleges and universities commonly sponsor camps for youth, especially during the summer months, including sports camps, computer camps, theater camps, and more.  Institutions also commonly lease their facilities to outside groups for those organizations to run their own camps. In either circumstance, camps offer many benefits but also create institutional risk and liability.

This webinar will take you through time, from before a camp even exists until after the last camper departs, in each moment exploring legal and operational considerations that institutions should contemplate as they prepare for and administer camps. 

Topics will include:

  • Before You Start a Camp: state law requirements, agreements with third parties, risk transfer and indemnification, reputational risks
  • Before the Campers Arrive: background checks, training, policies and procedures, forms and waivers
  • The Campers Arrive: emergency response protocol, staff supervision, camper misconduct, and medical management
  • Camp Ends: returning children to parents, statutes of limitations, records retention, post-camp evaluations

This webinar will be of interest to university employees, both inside and outside of the General Counsel’s office, who interface with campers or camp staff.  It may be of particular interest to risk managers, athletics department staff who work with sports’ camps, academic or student affairs staff who work with academic camps or host extracurricular programs for minors, and conference and visitor services staff.


Program Schedule

12:00 P.M. ET

I. Welcome, Introduction of Speakers, & Agenda

II. Before you Start a Camp

III. Before the First Camper Arrives

IV. Question & Answer Break

V. The Campers Arrive

VI. Camp Ends

VII. Question & Answer Break

2:00 P.M. ET

VIII. Final Takeaways & Concluding Remarks


Ann Franke

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Ann Franke provides advice and consulting services to colleges and universities across the U.S. With three decades of experience in higher education law, she offers  ...

Scott Goldschmidt

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Scott Z. Goldschmidt is Associate General Counsel at The Catholic University of America. Scott advises the University on a broad range of legal matters, but focuses on contract  ...

Gary Langsdale

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Gary Langsdale serves as University Risk Officer for The Pennsylvania State University, a position he has held since 2003, with portfolio responsibility for “Enterprise Risk Management” ...


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