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What does NC state law say about summer camp safety? What programs do to ensure kids are safe

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This summer, the Raleigh Little Theatre stage offers an opportunity for local kids to dream big.

According to Marketing Manager Megan Farrell, the theatre is buzzing with energy from June to August, offering one- and two-week camp options for children aged four to ninth grade. Additionally, there’s a specialized program for teens, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Safety is a top priority at both Raleigh Little Theatre and iLead Kids Summer Camp. While safety training isn’t mandatory for teachers and assistants, all staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. At iLead Kids Camp, Owner Yashida Vinson emphasizes leadership development alongside STEM subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math. With a focus on entrepreneurship, the camp’s 10-week program serves around 70 students annually.

To ensure peace of mind for parents, both camps conduct criminal background checks on employees. While the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services exempts summer day camps from licensing due to their recreational nature, some camps opt for licensure to access funding through the Subsidized Child Care Program.

Both Raleigh Little Theatre and iLead Kids Camp strive to provide a secure environment for children, allowing parents to focus on work without worrying about their kids’ safety. To ensure a smooth camp experience, experts recommend asking questions about safety measures and licensing requirements before enrolling your child.

For more information on summer camps and licensing guidelines, parents can refer to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website.