Register for a Summer Camp Orientation Session - For New Directors
Summer Camp Instructions and Application Package  (PDF)
NYC Summer Camp Safety Plan - For New Camps or New Camp Directors (PDF)
Director’s Information and Forms for applying for a summer camp permit
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Bureau of Child Care (BCC) is responsible for the permitting and regulatory oversight of summer camps in New York City. After submission of your application and permit fee, the application will be assigned to the BCC borough office for processing and issuance of the permit. Camps should not operate until the permit application requirements are met and the permit is approved.
Health Codes governing Children’s Camps
For access to the Article 81-Food Preparation and Establishments, Article 165-Bathing Establishments, and Article 167-Bathing Beaches, visit the Health Code and Rules web page.
Orientation for Camp Directors and Aquatics Directors
The New York City Health Code requires that new camp directors attend an orientation session provided by the Department. In addition, the aquatics director must attend an aquatics orientation if the camp will participate in aquatics activities. You must register by visiting the Online Service Registration web page.
Obtain a Permit to Operate a Summer Camp
Submit the non-refundable permit application fee or proof of 501(c)(3) charity organization status as well as a letter on organization letterhead that your 501(c)(3) status is current and in good standing with the U.S. Treasury Department and a completed Summer Camp Site Inspection Request Form (PDF) to the BCC Administration office at:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Child Care
Attn: Fee Processing Unit
125 Worth Street, Suite 315, Box 68
New York, NY 10013
Complete and submit the following forms to your respective BCC Borough Office for processing:
Health and Safety Forms and Other Information
Injury and Illness Reporting Forms - NYS DOH