Background Checks

ALL ADULTS ON CAMPUS, 18+, INCLUDING STUDENT CAMPERS must have an updated background check before arriving on campus. NO EXCEPTIONS! This is a requirement of the State of Texas*. Once completed, please turn your background checks in to your group leader or email to Tammy@Fellowshiptx.org.

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TITLE 25: HEALTH SERVICES

PART 1: DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES

CHAPTER 265: GENERA SANITATION

SUBCHAPTER B: TEXAS YOUTH CAMPS SAFETY AND HEALTH

RULE 265.12 DIRECTORS, SUPERVISORS, AND STAFF

Criminal conviction and sex offender background check requirements - The camp management shall have on file a record of any criminal conviction and a sex offender registration check for all adult staff members and all adult volunteers working at the camp before the staff member or volunteer has unsupervised contact with children at the camp. If the records are located off-site, a letter from the national or regional headquarters of the camp organization stating the names of individuals at the camp site for whom background checks have been conducted, shall be available at the camp site. All records of criminal convictions and written evaluations for a camp or camping organization shall be made available to department personnel within two business days upon request. Youth camps are responsible for ensuring that criminal and sex offender background checks have been conducted for international staff obtained through the J-1 visa process, and that documentation of these checks are located with other staff background checks.  ** These must be current background checks.

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