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  • 1. 

    What items are included in the Welcome Stations?

    • A.

      Participant Expectations

    • B.

      Playground Safety Plan

    • C.

      Emergency Contact Information

    • D.

      Camper Information

    • E.

      A, B and C

    Correct Answer
    E. A, B and C
    Explanation
    Please ensure camper privacy by keeping any camper information hidden and out of site. With the exception of sign in sheets, any PIR’s and camper information should be in your program record notebook.

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  • 2. 

    When campers arrive staff should

    • A.

      All stand at the welcome table to greet campers by name.

    • B.

      Stand at the nearest cross walk to be a crossing guard.

    • C.

      Greet the campers and their parents by name.

    • D.

      Waive the camper over to where they are standing.

    Correct Answer
    C. Greet the campers and their parents by name.
    Explanation
    One of the biggest complaints we get from parents is that no one greeted them at the door. One person should be assigned to the welcome table during sign-in. Please ensure that a staff greets each person in a positive way at the beginning and end of the day.

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  • 3. 

    Which programs can campers sign in/out themselves without a parent?

    • A.

      No programs

    • B.

      All programs

    • C.

      Drop In programs

    • D.

      Camp Horizon

    Correct Answer
    C. Drop In programs
    Explanation
    Campers in drop in programs such as Junior Jam and campers arriving by bus from summer school do not need a parent to sign them in. Campers who arrive from summer school do need a parent or authorized individual to sign them out of camp.

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  • 4. 

    Camp ended 15 minutes ago and a camper has yet to be picked up.  When the individual arrives to pick up the camper, who can sign a camper out of camp?

    • A.

      The campers step-mother

    • B.

      The campers aunt

    • C.

      The campers friends parent

    • D.

      All of the above as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the campers registration form (PIR).

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the campers registration form (PIR).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the camper's registration form (PIR)." This means that any of the campers' step-mother, aunt, or friend's parent can sign the camper out of camp as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the camper's registration form. The camp likely requires individuals to be authorized in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the campers.

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  • 5. 

    Who can sign a camper out of camp?

    • A.

      The campers friends parent

    • B.

      The campers aunt

    • C.

      The campers step-mother

    • D.

      All of the above as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the campers registration form (PIR).

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the campers registration form (PIR).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is all of the above as long as they are authorized individuals listed on the camper's registration form (PIR). This means that any of the camper's friends' parents, the camper's aunt, or the camper's step-mother can sign the camper out of camp as long as they are authorized and their names are listed on the camper's registration form.

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  • 6. 

    It is the end of the first day of camp and a woman comes to pick up a camper but they are not listed on the registration form as an authorized individual, what do you do? 

    • A.

      Allow the woman to sign the camper out because she explained the camper’s mother is her co-worker and had to go home sick.

    • B.

      Allow the woman to sign the camper out because the camper said he knows the woman.

    • C.

      Allow the camper to walk home.

    • D.

      Allow the camper to leave with the woman after the authorized individual called the camp director to let her know it is an emergency situation and the individual is authorized to pick up the camper.

    Correct Answer
    D. Allow the camper to leave with the woman after the authorized individual called the camp director to let her know it is an emergency situation and the individual is authorized to pick up the camper.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to allow the camper to leave with the woman after the authorized individual called the camp director to let her know it is an emergency situation and the individual is authorized to pick up the camper. This option ensures that the safety and well-being of the camper are prioritized while also following the necessary protocols. By contacting the camp director, the situation can be verified and appropriate actions can be taken.

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  • 7. 

    If no one picks up a camper and staff cannot contact a parent or guardian you should

    • A.

      Leave the camper with the building custodian staff.

    • B.

      Call the campers emergency contact on the PIR.

    • C.

      Both C and D.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Call the campers emergency contact on the PIR.
    Explanation
    If no one picks up a camper and staff cannot contact a parent or guardian, the best course of action is to call the camper's emergency contact on the PIR (Personal Information Record). This is because the emergency contact is likely to have important information about the camper and may be able to provide guidance or assistance in the situation. Leaving the camper with the building custodian staff may not be the best option as they may not have the necessary information or authority to handle the situation appropriately. Therefore, the correct answer is to call the camper's emergency contact on the PIR.

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  • 8. 

    What must happen for a camper to be allowed to walk home from camp?

    • A.

      Camper must be 9 years or older.

    • B.

      The camp director must OK the camper’s ability to walk home alone.

    • C.

      Parent/Guardian must notify the staff in writing indicating the dates the camper will be walking home.

    • D.

      Both A and C

    • E.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    For a camper to be allowed to walk home from camp, two conditions must be met. First, the camper must be 9 years or older. Second, the parent/guardian must notify the staff in writing indicating the dates the camper will be walking home. This means that both options A and C must be true in order for the camper to be allowed to walk home from camp.

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  • 9. 

    Consider this scenario  the staff to youth ratio for your camp is 1:8.  You and 2 other staff member are supervising an activity. The total amount of campers in the room is 13. You are to lead the next activity.  Can you leave the room to set up?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, you can leave the room to set up. The staff to youth ratio is 1:8, which means that for every 8 campers, there should be 1 staff member present. In this scenario, there are 13 campers and 3 staff members, which exceeds the required ratio. Therefore, it is permissible for one staff member to leave the room to set up for the next activity.

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  • 10. 

    The same scenario as question 9, you are the camp director and in the room with you is a Student Aid and an Assistant Director .  Can you leave the room to set up?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Volunteers and Student Assistants do not count towards your ratio. In this scenario to stay within the approved ratio the Director and Assistant Director must stay with the champers and the student aid should leave the room to set up the next activity.

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  • 11. 

    Will you get a break away from the campers for lunch?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Staff are required to bring their lunch to camp and sit with the campers during lunch to encourage interaction among peers.

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  • 12. 

    When planning camp activities staff should keep in mind

    • A.

      The size of campers who will be paying the activity.

    • B.

      The potential for hazardous weather that day.

    • C.

      The amount of staff available to supervise the activity.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    When planning camp activities, it is important for staff to consider the size of the campers who will be participating in the activity. This is because certain activities may not be suitable for campers of certain sizes, and adjustments may need to be made to ensure their safety and enjoyment. Additionally, staff should also take into account the potential for hazardous weather on the day of the activity. This is crucial as certain weather conditions can pose risks to campers and may require changes or cancellations to the planned activity. Lastly, the amount of staff available to supervise the activity is an important factor to consider. Sufficient staff presence is necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of the campers during the activity. Therefore, all of these factors should be taken into consideration when planning camp activities.

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  • 13. 

    What must everyone do before and after meals and snacks?

    • A.

      Participate in physical activity.

    • B.

      Wash their hands.

    • C.

      Ask for permission to eat or get up.

    • D.

      Count to 10.

    Correct Answer
    B. Wash their hands.
    Explanation
    Everyone must wash their hands with soap and water, hand sanitizer or wipes may be used only if clean running water is not available. Staff should pay attention to children and have them re-wash their hands if they put their fingers in their mouths or touch unclean surfaces.

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  • 14. 

    Who is responsible for knowing who has what food allergies in camp?

    • A.

      Directors

    • B.

      Directors and Assistant Directors

    • C.

      All Camp Staff

    • D.

      Inclusion Staff

    Correct Answer
    C. All Camp Staff
    Explanation
    All camp staff are responsible for knowing who has what food allergies in camp. This includes directors, assistant directors, and inclusion staff. It is crucial for all staff members to be aware of campers' food allergies to ensure their safety and well-being. By having this knowledge, staff can take appropriate measures to prevent any allergic reactions and provide suitable alternatives for campers with specific dietary needs.

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  • 15. 

    Camps pot-lucks are not allowed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Pot lucks are permitted within camps for participants and their families if desired. A sign must be visible stating “these items may have been prepared in a kitchen that is not subject to Health Department Regulation.”

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  • 16. 

    Camps may have cook outs with grilled chicken if 

    • A.

      They get approval from the Camp Coordinator.

    • B.

      They invite the Camp Coordinator.

    • C.

      The food prepared under the supervision of a certified food manager.

    • D.

      They also offer hot dogs.

    Correct Answer
    C. The food prepared under the supervision of a certified food manager.
    Explanation
    Cookouts may be done without a certified food manager by limiting the food to precooked hot dogs, beans, vegetables and prepackaged snacks, drinks and deserts. Cookouts that will include raw meats must be done under the supervision of a certified food manager.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is not a program planning standard?

    • A.

      Nature Activity

    • B.

      Expressive Arts

    • C.

      Dodgeball Activity

    • D.

      Cooperative Game/Activity

    Correct Answer
    C. Dodgeball Activity
    Explanation
    The question asks for a program planning standard that is not included in the given options. The options provided are "Nature Activity," "Expressive Arts," "Dodgeball Activity," and "Cooperative Game/Activity." Among these options, "Dodgeball Activity" does not align with typical program planning standards, as it may involve physical aggression and competition, which may not promote a cooperative and inclusive environment. Therefore, "Dodgeball Activity" is the correct answer as it does not fit the criteria of a program planning standard.

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  • 18. 

    When creating rotations for large groups how should you divide up the campers?

    • A.

      Based on their ages

    • B.

      Based on their interests.

    • C.

      Based on the date of their registration.

    • D.

      Both a and b.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and b.
    Explanation
    When creating rotations for large groups, dividing up the campers based on their ages and interests would be the most effective approach. Dividing them based on their ages ensures that campers are grouped with others of similar maturity levels and abilities. This can help in creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for everyone. Additionally, dividing them based on interests allows campers to engage in activities they are interested in, fostering a sense of excitement and enthusiasm. Therefore, considering both age and interests when dividing campers would result in a well-balanced and engaging camp experience.

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  • 19. 

    When planning age appropriate activities for campers, you should consider

    • A.

      Campers physical abilities.

    • B.

      Campers cognitive abilities.

    • C.

      Campers socio-emotional abilities

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    When planning age-appropriate activities for campers, it is important to consider their physical abilities, cognitive abilities, and socio-emotional abilities. This means taking into account their physical capabilities, such as their strength and coordination, as well as their cognitive abilities, such as their problem-solving skills and attention span. Additionally, considering their socio-emotional abilities involves understanding their social skills, emotional development, and ability to interact with others. By considering all of these factors, camp organizers can ensure that the activities provided are suitable and engaging for all campers.

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  • 20. 

    It is the second day of art camp and you notice that John Doe has not yet attended camp, should you call the parents?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    No, if the participant has missed three (3) consecutive days in a non-drop in camp, staff will check with the registration office to see if there have been any changes to the camper’s registration such as a transfer or withdrawal. If no registration changes have been made, staff will contact the parent/family. This does not have to be done until 3 consecutive absences.

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  • 21. 

    What must happen for a camper to be allowed to walk home from camp?

    • A.

      Camper must be 9 years or older.

    • B.

      The camp director must OK the camper’s ability to walk home alone.

    • C.

      Parent/Guardian must notify the staff in writing indicating the dates the camper will be walking home.

    • D.

      Both A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    For a camper to be allowed to walk home from camp, two conditions must be met. First, the camper must be 9 years or older. This ensures that they are of an appropriate age to walk home alone. Second, the parent or guardian must notify the camp staff in writing, indicating the dates that the camper will be walking home. This ensures that the camp is aware of the arrangement and can make the necessary preparations. Therefore, both conditions A and C must happen for a camper to be allowed to walk home from camp.

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  • 22. 

    Will campers be given secured storage space for their belongings?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Depends on your assigned space.

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The answer is "No" because the question asks whether campers will be given secured storage space for their belongings. Since the answer is "No," it suggests that campers will not have access to secured storage space for their belongings.

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  • 23. 

    A parent tells you “My child is registered up for camp session 7 but we are going on vacation so you need to cancel my registration,” what should you tell the parent?

    • A.

      “You need to cancel the child’s enrollment with the registration office directly.”

    • B.

      “No problem.”

    • C.

      Nothing, you have nothing to do with registration.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    • E.

      Both b and c.

    Correct Answer
    A. “You need to cancel the child’s enrollment with the registration office directly.”
    Explanation
    As camp staff you will have daily contact with camper’s parents. They may ask you questions about registration or try to change their registration through you. Please direct them to discuss registration directly with the registration office. Information on how to contact the registration office is posted at the welcome table.

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  • 24. 

    If a camper is on your roster but does not have a completed Participant Information Record, can you allow the camper to stay at camp?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    A Participant Information Record must be completed and signed by the camper’s parent or guardian before a camper can be left at camp. Blank copies of this form can be left at the welcome table for parents to fill out. Once you collected the completed PIR please submit it to the registration office at [email protected] so they can add it to their database.

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  • 25. 

    The process by which we collect, analyze and report data about camps is called

    • A.

      Formative Evaluation

    • B.

      Comparative Evaluation

    • C.

      Systematic Evaluation

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Systematic Evaluation
    Explanation
    Systematic evaluation refers to the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting data in a structured and organized manner. This involves following a systematic approach to evaluate camps, which includes setting clear objectives, collecting relevant data, analyzing the data using appropriate methods, and reporting the findings in a comprehensive manner. It is a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation process that ensures the accuracy and reliability of the collected data. Therefore, the answer "Systematic Evaluation" is correct as it accurately describes the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting data about camps.

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