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.

NEW: We now accept credit card payments for your applications. Please use this fillable payment form to submit along with your application for credit card payments.

Camp Operator Workshop 2024
The required Camp Operator Workshop was held on April 11, 2024 @ 2:00pm.  If your camp has not received the link to the zoom please email 

2024 Children's Camp Operator's Application Packets and Fact Sheets
All permit application fees are non-refundable.)
     -Children's Camp Original Permit Application Packet (24 pages)
     -Children's Camp Renewal Application Packet (22 pages)
     -Children’s Camp Required Certifications – NYSDOH Fact Sheets and Required Certifications

NYS Sex Offender Registry Search for Children's Camps 
All camp staff, volunteers, and persons that frequent the camp must be run through the NYS Sex Offender Registry and evidence of such search must be maintained on-site.

Dru Sjodin U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website (
 All camp staff, volunteers, and persons that frequent the camp must be run through the advanced search and evidence of such search must be maintained on-site.

- WCDOH Communicable Disease Reporting at Camp
Injury Report Form (DOH-61a) -- fax/phone numbers
Illness Outbreak Report Form (DOH-61b) -- fax/phone numbers
Water Contamination Response Log 
Allegation of Abuse Report Form (NYS-61)
- Fire Report Form (NYS-61 Fire)
Multiple Victim Injury Report Form (NYS-61h)
Potential Rabies Exposure Report (NYS-61 Rabies)
Epinephrine Administration (NYS-61e)
Fecal Incident

Safety Plan
 - Safety Plan Template for Camps (fillable) (NYSDOH)

Camp Sanitary Code
New York State Sanitary Code for Children's Camps: Public Health Law 225 
Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Setting 
Westchester Sanitary Code 873 Article XVIII (Children's Summer Camps)

Free Handwashing Posters
 - For Children and the General Public (CDC)

Important information about Measles for the 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
General Information
General Guidelines for Management of Bat-Related Incidents at Children's Camps 
Bat Capture Kit for Children's Camps 
Fact Sheet for Bat Habitat Inspection and Bat Proofing in Children's Camps

Tickborne Diseases
 - What you need to know about Ticks and Tickborne Diseases (CDC)
 - Ticks and Lyme Disease (NYSDOH)

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus)
- Health Avisory: Prevention and Control of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the camp setting

Camp Resources:

  • WJCS Autism Center's Camp Guide 
    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