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With The Counselor, Markel's camp insurance program, you'll find expert insurance counselors who can help you with claims, coverage, and everything in between. The Counselor covers these types of camps: 

  • Community programs and recreation centers
  • Day camps
  • Equestrian camps
  • Jewish Community Centers 
  • Religious camps
  • Resident camps
  • Retreats/conference centers
  • Short-term camps
  • Special needs camps
  • Sports camps
  • Trip, travel, and adventure camps
  • Youth recreation programs 

Coverage Highlights

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Liability Coverages

  • General liability: Limits up to $1 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate
  • Child abduction  
  • Professional liability
  • Saddle animals
  • Sexual abuse & molestation
  • Special events and fund-raisers
  • Swimming pools/watercraft
  • Volunteers as additional insureds

Management Liability Coverages

  • Directors' & Officers' liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Fiduciary liability

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Property Coverages

  • Adventure course endorsement
  • Building
  • Business income
  • Business personal property
  • Camper personal property
  • Commercial property plus extension
  • Key employee replacement
  • Recreational property enhancement
  • Systems breakdown

Other Coverages

  • Accident medical
  • Auto, including auto extension endorsement 
  • Crime
  • Inland marine
  • Umbrella liability: Limits up to $15 million available

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You must be an appointed agent with Markel to submit an application. For more information about appointments, click here.

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In addition to an ACORD application, please complete the appropriate applications:

Camp Application  
Camp Renewal Application

Youth Recreation Application
D&O Management Liability - New Business
D&O Management Liability - Renewal
D&O Management Liability - New Business - New York only
D&O Management Liability - Renewal - New York only

Supplemental Applications

Aquatics Supplement
Camp Accident Medical Supplement
Climbing Wall Supplement  
Dams Supplement
Data Breach Application
Fireworks Supplement 

Special Events Supplement

Email your completed applications to or fax to 804-527-7966.

Underwriting Guidelines

In addition to the application(s), we need the following:

  • Loss history for the past 4 years 
  • Vehicle schedule and driver list 
  • Map of camp

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