Register for a Summer Camp Orientation Session
2014 Summer Camp Instructions and Application Package (PDF)
New Beverage Nutrition Rules for Summer Camps (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) recently assumed administrative responsibility 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 Pereparation and Estabilishments, Article 165-Bathing Establishments, and Article 167-Bathing Beaches, visit the Health Code and Rules webpage.
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 camp director or aquatics director must attend an aquatics workshop if the camp will participate in aquatics activities. You must register by visiting the Online Service Registration webpage.
Obtain a Permit to Operate a Summer Camp
Submit the non-refundable permit application fee or proof of 501(3)(c) charity organization status and a completed Summer Camp Application and Site Inspection Request Form (PDF) to the BCC Administration office at:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Bureau of Child Care
Att: Fee Processing Unit
125 Worth Street, Suite 908, 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