Summer is here, and many parents will be dropping their kids off at camp for a week or two. Parents trust camps with their children's safety, and a California court has ruled that relationship creates a duty for camps to disclose suspected molestation by camp employees.
The case involved allegations of sexual misconduct by Keith Edward Woodhouse during his time at the Camp on the Hill, a summer camp for first through sixth graders. Despite reports that Woodhouse may have molested a young female camper, the camp never informed the girl's parents. The court found that, because camps sit "in loco parentis," they owe a duty to report suspected abuse to parents.