The following certifications and forms must be completed for employment at Nature Camps.
CJIS Criminal Background Check
Potential Employees must go to an approved fingerprinting location to submit fingerprints for a full background check (Federal and State of Maryland). The cost is approximately $50, which Nature Camps will reimburse.
Use this link to access the Livescan Pre-Registration Application form.
Under "Reason for Request" go to the "Agency" section:
Check "Child Care"
Enter Nature Camps' Authorization Number 9000035450
Enter the ORI#MD004455Y
Child Protective Services Clearance
Applicants must complete a CPS background clearance form electronically.
Create an account with myDHR, part of the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Under the Child Protective Services tab click "summer camp background clearance".
Once you have entered your personal information, the background check form must be printed, NOTARIZED, scanned, and uploaded to your counselor application or emailed to the Camp Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters
The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention training for Mandated Reporters is a self-guided course that is offered through Baltimore Child Abuse Center's Online Training Institute. It is a free course.
Applicants will need to create an account, complete the course and upload a copy of the certificate of completion to their NC account or email it to the Camp Administrator at email@example.com.
The link for BCAC is here https://training.reportabusemd.com/
Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form)
Applicants must complete an I-9 form (PDF, complete page 4 only) and upload it to the counselor application, along with copies of required identification documents. If you have a US Passport (even if it is expired), this will suffice. If not you will need to submit one document from list B and one document from list C. The most common documents used are a driver's license and social security card.
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (W-4)
Applicants must complete and upload a 2022 W-4 (PDF) to the counselor application. Please be sure sections 1 (name & address), 2 (Social Security Number), 3 (marital status) and 7 (number of allowances) are completed. If you are exempt from withholding, please write the word EXEMPT next to #7. Also be sure to sign and date this form. The top portion is an optional worksheet and the employer information may be left blank.
Employee's Maryland Withholding Exemption Certificate (MW507)
Applicants must complete and upload a MW-507 (PDF, complete page 1 only) to the counselor application. Please be sure all sections are completed. If you are exempt from withholding, please write the word EXEMPT in Box 1. Also be sure to sign and date this form.
This document presents Nature Camps’ organizational values and the operational guidelines we follow for our programmatic, staff, and administrative operations. Applicants must review this document and be prepared to discuss it in their application questions and in their interview with our Director.