Our Camps and Youth Programs practice helps overnight and day camps, retreat centers, youth enrichment programs, after-school and extra-curricular programs, registration and technology providers,  camp industry associations,  and related businesses address a wide range of legal needs.   Our deep bench of experienced attorneys work in consultation with one another across Potomac Law Group’s diverse practice areas.  Together, we provide advice and counsel regarding:

  •  Employment issues, including wage and hour laws, personnel policies, employee handbooks, employment contracts, employee training, employee background checks, drug testing, and hiring procedures.
  • Internal investigations related to mandatory reporting obligations, harassment and discrimination, and other camper, student and staff misconduct.
  • Crisis management and strategic communications in challenging, unforeseen circumstances.
  • Contractual matters, including facility rentals, vendor management, camper and student participation agreements, and waivers of liability.
  • Policies and procedures, including parent and camper handbooks, allergy protocols, medication management, camper supervision, abuse prevention, and internal reporting.
  • Private camp ownership transitions, including purchases and sales, partnership agreements, mergers, financing and bank relationships, and related issues.
  • Nonprofit governance, including bylaws, conflicts of interest policies, and boards of directors.
  • Compliance with state camp codes and related regulations, permitting and licensing requirements, and the interplay of American Camp Association standards.
  • Data privacy and security, including legal compliance, best practices, and breach response.
  • Immigration, including J-1 cultural exchange visas for visiting staff, taxation of visiting staff salaries, international volunteers at nonprofit organizations, and related issues.
  • Taxation, including focused knowledge of nonprofit tax laws, enrollment fee tax exemptions, and other tax matters.
  • Litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and oversight of insurance-provided defense attorneys in covered matters.

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