A camp provides care to 10 or more children during the summer months. Camp operators must comply with Article 48 (PDF) of the New York City Health Code. Operators and directors should be familiar with recent changes to Article 48 (PDF).
Camp operators/directors must have a permit to operate a summer camp. You can apply for a permit or renew a permit online. Camps must renew their permit before they begin operating in the next summer season. If you need technical assistance submitting your online application, complete a technical assistance request.
In addition, new operators/directors must attend an NYC Health Department orientation session. If a camp will have aquatics activities, then the aquatics directors must also attend an aquatics orientation session. You can register for a session through the Health Department’s Online Service Registration page.
Operators/directors may apply for or renew a permit even if the camp operator/director has not yet attended an orientation.
FAQ and Information on Required Qualifications and Resources
Documents Required at Camp
New York State Department of Health Aquatic, CPR and First Aid Fact Sheets
Injury and Illness Reporting Forms — New York State Department of Health