By Brian Gray, National NCAP Staff Adviser
The National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) national committee has been reorganized to meet the needs of the BSA after the recent change from Regions and Areas to National Service Territories (NST). The National NCAP committee has taken this opportunity to restructure its entire committee and reporting structure. These changes are also reflected in the applicable standards and process required by the 2022 NCAP standards (you can check out the 2022 standards online here).
National NCAP Authorization Team
Let’s start with the authorization process! Each local council completes the authorization process every five years. This authorization gives each local council the ability to operate Camp Properties, Day Camps, Short-term Camps and Long-term camps. The national NCAP committee authorization team will work with local councils who are scheduled to go through the authorization process each year. A council will b assigned a reviewer from then national authorization team and their reviewers.
Chair Steve Phillips
Vice Chair Bob Hemmerly
Team Leads John Young, Larry Healey, Don Dare, Bob Longoria, Ken Estes
National High Adventure Bases Doug McDonald
Standards and Governance
You may not know that there is group of key volunteers who support the development and implementation of our national NCAP standards. This team is responsible for the management of the development of the standards, and interpretation of the standards if questions arise. They work with all BSA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the review and development of these standards. They also coordinate all waivers, equivalency determinations, and variance requests.
Chair Eric Hiser
Assistant Chair Rich Koch
Assistant Chair Chrystene Speed
Likely the most visible part of the NCAP process and national committee, the assessment coordination process has also adjusted with the national NCAP committee’s restructuring. The NCAP assessment team leaders are assigned to a geographical zone. We utilize the term “zone” to avoid confusion with the NST volunteer structure. The NCAP zones align geographically with the NSTs. For example, zone 1 is national service territory 1, and so on. The NCAP assessments are coordinated overall by the following individuals nationally.
Chair Jack Hess
Vice Chair Barry Simays
Assessment Lead for Zones 1-8 Bob Miller
Assessment Lead for Zones 9-16 Jason Kasiorek
In addition, there are 16 Zone Assessment Coordinators who will coordinate the nationally led assessments for all long-term camps.
|Zone 1||Vacant||Zone 9||David Ehrlich|
|Zone 2||Don Paul||Zone 10||Randy DeFrank|
|Zone 3||Cap Casperson||Zone 11||John Willemain|
|Zone 4||Chuck Gitzen||Zone 12||David Carlson|
|Zone 5||Brent Worley||Zone 13||Jim Korcienski|
|Zone 6||Peter Erdely||Zone 14||Bobby Bloodworth|
|Zone 7||Fritz Maxwell||Zone 15||Jeff Irving|
|Zone 8||Jay Cash||Zone 16||Bill Guglielmi|
We are grateful for the thousands of volunteers from across the BSA that support the NCAP process in their local council and at the national level. Questions regarding the new NCAP national committee structure? Email email@example.com.