The state of Pennsylvania requires background clearances for anyone working with children or youth.
Who needs the clearances? Anyone over 18 who is at the camp.
If you have clearances already, you can submit those. If you do not you, can select “volunteer” on the application and fill out the form and get your clearances for free. If you live out of state there will be a fee.
- A Child Abuse Clearance can be obtained through the Child Welfare Portal.
- A Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal History Check can be obtained here.
The FBI clearance below is ONLY NEEDED IF YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN PA FOR 10 YEARS.
- A FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Clearance is obtained by registering on the Cogent, Inc. website.