1. Contact Brian Mattern, Interim Director of Hospitality Services, if you need assistance with housing reservations at 252-328-4923 or matternb@ecu.edu.
  2. When overnight supervision is required, no Authorized Staff member may enter a youth’s room, bathroom facility, or similar area unless accompanied by an adult Authorized Staff member.
  3. Separate accommodations for adults and youths are required other than the youths’ parents or guardians.
  4. Establish the curfew and communicate to participants; determine process to account for all participants at curfew, lights out, or other pre-determined times in the day or evening.
  5. Brief participants on safety provisions specific to the facility in which they are housed (i.e., prohibitions to sitting in windows, on ledges, and railing of high-rise buildings).

The ratio of counselors to program participants must reflect the gender distribution of the participants, and should meet following:


Standards for resident (overnight) camps and programs are:

  • One staff member for every five participants        ages 4 and 5
  • One staff member for every six participants           ages 6 to 8
  • One staff member for every eight participants       ages 9 to 14
  • One staff member for every 10 participants           ages 15 to 17