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Youth Camps/ Programs

Programs for Minors

UTEP frequently hosts or operates a variety of camps/ programs for minors in an effort to advance its mission of providing access and excellence to the El Paso community.

New compliance requirements have emerged in relation to these youth programs both from the UT System and the State of Texas. These requirements pertain to sexual abuse and child molestation awareness training and examination as well as criminal background checks (CBCs). This web page will serve to guide you, as a campus leader, to ensure UTEP meets all UT System and State requirements for administering these programs.


To help determine if your youth camp/ program meets the training and criminal background check requirements for Youth Camps involving minors please complete the Youth Camp/Program Assessment Questionnaire.


Training and Examination:

Training and Examination will apply to those employees, volunteers, and observers participating in Youth Camps/ Programs that meet the following criteria:

  • operated by UTEP or held on the UTEP campus;
  • offered to at least twenty (20) minors who are not enrolled at the institution and
  •  attended (or temporarily resided at) for all or part of at least four (4) days, consecutive or non-consecutive.

A minor is anyone under the age of 18. Camps/ Programs held off campus but operated by UTEP are still subject to this requirement. Directors of such programs must maintain documentation of each employee’s successful completion of the training and examination program for two (2) years from the date of the examination.

This requirement applies only to employees, including student employees, who are in a position involving contact with program participants, “contact” being applied as broadly as feasible. UTEP must also ensure that third-parties and their employees, who rent facilities on campus for programs for minors, comply with the training and examination requirement.


Criminal Background Check:

Criminal Background Check forms must to be completed by those employees, volunteers, and observers participating in Youth Camps/ Programs that meet the following criteria:

  • operated by UTEP or held on the UTEP campus;
  • camp/program will host at least five (5) minors
UTEP must obtain an annual Criminal Background Check (CBC) for each employee and final applicant who will work at a program for minors, as well as all volunteers and observers. The CBC is in addition to the requirements for training as stated above. The CBC shall be conducted prior to permitting an individual to work, volunteer or be present, and is valid for 12 months from the date the CBC is completed by Human Resource Services (HRS). In accordance with the UTEP's Criminal background check policy located in the Handbook of Operating Procedures chapter 12.

 

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