The Florida Legislature has made major changes regarding fingerprinting and background checks of volunteers and employees at summer camps. These changes went into effect in 2015 and are always subject to change and adjustment. It is now necessary for the Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman to register Volunteers with the AHCA Clearinghouse PRIOR to fingerprinting. The good news is that fingerprints will now last longer than one summer in the system.
NOTE: If you work in a profession with a Level II Background Screening currently on file, you do not have to have another screening. You may supply either a letter from your Employer documenting that you have a current Level II Background Screening in place within 90 days of when you plan to be at camp or a recent pay stub showing your Name and your Employer’s Name, with the salary information blacked out.
The cost for Livescan Vendors can vary widely. Wekiva Youth Camp will reimburse up to $80.00 for your Livescan upon completion of your Volunteering and presentation of your receipt. Many of our Volunteers and Staff donate the cost of their Live Scan. For that, we thank you. Fingerprints are sent electronically for screening, your receipt is proof of your Livescan being completed. The Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman is the one person designated to handle fingerprinting of volunteers regardless of whether you are a Critter Camp Volunteer or a general Wekiva Youth Camp Volunteer.
The Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman will contact you to confirm that your fingerprints have cleared. DO NOT REPORT TO CAMP UNTIL YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR FINGERPRINTS HAVE CLEARED. Please call or email the Wekiva Youth Camp Chairman if you have not received notification by June 1st. (It can take up to three weeks for processing.)
Thank you for your dedication!