An organized camp is defined as a site with program and facilities established for the primary purposes of providing an outdoor group living experience with social, spiritual, educational, or recreational objectives, for five days or more during one or more seasons of the year.

Annual operating permits are issued to organized camps that operate in accordance with the provisions set forth in state and local laws. Environmental Health staff performs annual inspections to ensure that the camp facilities are responsibly operated and well maintained to provide campers with a safe and wholesome experience. The inspection criteria include: 

  • Campsite safety and supervision
  • Infirmary provisions and records
  • Written operating and emergency procedures
  • Domestic water system and supply
  • Food service facilities and operations
  • Plumbing facilities
  • Waste disposal
  • Vector and pest control
  • Building structures and housing accommodations
  • Swimming, boating, and other recreational facilities