News Video AUSTIN (KXAN) – According to the American Camp Association, state background checks are mandatory for anyone dealing with children in summer camps, but federal background checks are not. That’s including a tightening of the rules in an effort to make it safer to send kids to camp.
Some organizations still take additional measures to ensure safety. The YMCA runs 20 summer camps in Travis and Hays counties.
Spokesman Andrew Wiggins with the YMCA told KXAN it goes a step further.