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Child Protection

The State-mandated Child Protection Test is required for anyone 18 years of age or older.


Camper safety is our number one priority at Camp Copass. We have set up policies and procedures that provide layers of protection for our campers, counselors, and staff members. Our policies meet and exceed requirements for the State of Texas Youth Camp Licensing Rules and Regulations.


  1. Every adult counselor, staff member, and volunteer will complete and pass the Child Protection Training Program and Assessment. The program is accessible through our website. This online training course materials were developed by the Texas Baptist Camp Managers Association presented by Ministry Grid through Lifeway Christian Resources. The state approval number is: YC06-0001.

    A certificate of completion will be held on file at the camp office. The CPT must be done every two years.
  2. All adult counselors, staff members, and volunteers must undergo a YEARLY National Criminal Background Check and a National Sex Offender Background Check. The background checks will be held on file at the camp office. The link for the background check is on our website as well as FAQs for additional information.
  3. Camp Copass requires each church attending Camp Copass programmed camps to submit a Pastor Reference Form prior to camp. This form lists the legal name of each sponsor/counselor sent from the church. The following statement on the form is to be signed by the pastor:

This certifies that I know and vouch for the above named individuals who will come with our church as sponsors to Camp Copass. These persons are trustworthy and of good moral character. I understand that our church is legally responsible for the selection of sponsors, for submitting the required background check reports, and for their actions at Camp Copass.


  1. In order to ensure the safety and security of our campers, Camp Copass has a NO VISITOR POLICY DURING ALL SUMMER CAMPS.


 Any reported or suspected abuse of any kind (whether it is a camper or an employee) is to be immediately reported to the Camp Copass Executive Director and/or the President of the Board of Directors for Camp Copass. The Executive Director or Board President will follow the Texas Department of Youth Camp Licensing Rules and Regulations in reporting and filing the accusations to the proper authorities.