What are some responsibilities of camp operators and what laws apply?

The people supervising campers function “in loco parentis,” or in place of the parent - similar to the role of teachers and principals at schools. Under common law, camp counsellors and their supervisors owe a duty of care to these young participants that is comparable to that of a prudent and careful parent. Camp operators are also bound by the Occupier’s Liability Act to keep these children and other visitors reasonably safe from harm while they are using camp facilities or the camp property generally.