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Summer Camp Registration

The University of South Florida thanks you for your interest in operating a summer camp/program through USF. Florida Law requires that all personnel involved in “summer camps” (also referred to as “programs”) for children (up to the age of 17) or disabled adults be screened and re-screened annually through the Florida Department of Children and Families Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse (DCF Clearinghouse).

The definition of “summer camp” is very broad: “recreational, educational and other enrichment programs operated during summer vacations for children” (under 18). This broad definition obviously encompasses many of the summer programs conducted by USF. All programs, regardless of modality (online or on-campus), will be required to complete the registration and DCF Background Check Process.

In accordance with the University of South Florida’s COVID-19 Task Force, any planned face-to-face programs must adhere to all mitigation policies. Any program currently being planned to be offered on campus must seek the permission and approval from the COVID-19 Task Force.

You can find more information on the process to officially register your summer program and how to begin the background check process on this website.

Please note that there are separate processes for official USF programs and those offered by third parties.

To register you program, please complete this form.

Please direct any questions about the background check process to USF HR.