Precautions Against Accusations of Sexual Abuse or Exploitation

Child abuse is a serious criminal offense. As a camp counselor with the responsibility of caring for children, you may be placed in sensitive situations, making you vulnerable to charges of child molestation. If you take these simple precautions, however, you need not be afraid of groundless accusations:

Sexual exploitation should not be confused with physical contacts that are true expressions of affection. A warm and healthy relationship can exist between the camper and camp staff if staff members respect the child and place reasonable limits on their physical interaction.