Obtain a Permit to Operate a Summer Camp

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. Camps should not operate until the permit application requirements are met and the permit is approved. All new camp applications and all existing camp renewals must be submitted to the NYC Department of Health at least 90 days prior to the start of your camp.
After submission of your application and permit fee, the application will be assigned to a BCC Borough Office (PDF) for processing and issuance of the permit.

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