Sports Camp Insurance

What Ithaca College Requires:

The College requires all organizations/facility users who host camps on campus to be insured and carry general liability insurance, molestation, medical participant insurance and worker's compensation; at times, additional insurance coverage may be required, dependent on the nature of the event. The limits and specific insurance requirements will be contained in the contract with Ithaca College.

Sports Camps must provide evidence of coverage, via a Certificate of Insurance, to the department/office booking your camp and to the Office of Risk Management 30 days prior to the event. This requirement can be satisfied by providing your own Certificate of Insurance or by purchasing a policy through the URMIA Sports Camp Insurance Program.

If you need to purchase insurance:

Because of the inability for some third-party users to obtain insurance on their own, the College is enrolled in the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Sports Camp Insurance Program (SCIP). SCIP is designed to provide the required insurance for users of College facilities through an on-line purchasing process. As such, coverage may not be available for all sport camp types, since policy exclusions do exist. Use of this program is not a guarantee for insurance. Premium costs are paid by the third party (party who needs to purchase the insurance). Premium costs are based on the nature of the sport camp, the duration of the camp, overnight accommodations, the number of participants, and the level of risk.

SCIP provides low-cost, best-in-class, sports-specific insurance to camp programs for minors conducted at Ithaca College.

This sports camp insurance program is designed to cover your camp and the college for liability insurance. In addition, Excess Accident Medical coverage is available for participants. Please refer to the policy for details regarding coverage limits.

The following sports are automatically approved in the URMIA Sports Camp Program:

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading (without stunts), Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Non-Contact Football Conditioning, Golf, Handball, Hockey (Non-Checking), Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rowing, Squash, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling.

Information about SCIP and to apply for a policy click here.

Worker's Compensation insurance is not included in the SCIP program. This coverage will need to be purchased separately; it would cover the coach, anyone the coach hires, as well as volunteers. One option is to purchase through NYS,

If you are providing your own insurance:

The acceptable form of documentation is a Certificate of Insurance evidencing insurance to cover the camp and use of College facilities. The Certificate of Insurance must evidence a minimum of $1 million in general liability, $5 million excess general liability insurance, $1 million molestation coverage, medical participant coverage and workers' compensation. Ithaca College must be listed as the certificate holder with additional insured status, except for worker's compensation coverage, and must include the dates of the camp and/or use of college facilities. The Certificate of Insurance should be sent 30 days prior to the event to:

Office of Risk Management
319 Peggy Ryan Williams Center
Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

If you have any questions, please contact Risk Management at (607) 274-3285.