Thousands of children attend the county's over 250 children's summer camps each year. To help ensure a safe and healthy camping experience, Health Department staff inspect all county camps at least twice annually.

Camp Operator's Workshop 
A mandatory camp operator's workshop was held on April 25, 2019. Camps were required to present evidence of staff qualificaitons and implement comprehensive safety plans to prevent camper injury or illness. 

2019 Children's Camp Operator's Workshop Powerpoint Presentation

Summer Camp Application Packets 

Fact Sheets for Camp Staff Certifications 2019

Workshop Resources


Safety Plan

Camp Sanitary Code

Important information about Measles for the 2019 camp season:
NYSDOH Webinar: How to prevent the spread of measles in children's camps (Youtube)
NYS Measles Cover Memo 4-18-19
NYS Vaccine Preventable Diseases Measles Letter 4-18-19
NYS Flyer: Prevent the Spread of Measles at Summer Camp 2019

Vaccinations and Communicable Diseases
It is recommended that all individuals who will be working in or attending summer camp are vaccinated. See below for details.

Rabies Guidelines for Camps

Tickborne Diseases

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus)

Camp Rescources:

  • WJCS Autism Center's Camp Guide 2019
    In the WJCS Autism Camp Guide you will find: Internet Resources for Special Needs Camps, Camp Referral Services, Camp Fairs, Day Camps and Sleep Away Camps