A summer camp program is for ten (10) or more children under 16 years of age on a schedule between June 1 and September 15 primarily for the purpose of outdoor organized group activity for less than 24 hours on a daily basis.
A children’s overnight camp is for ten (10) or more children under 18 years of age primarily for the purpose of outdoor or indoor organized activity for greater than 72 consecutive hours. A traveling summer day camp is for ten (10) or more children under 16 years of age on a schedule between May 15 and September 15 primarily for the purpose of transporting children to a facility for organized group activities.
A municipal summer day camp is for ten (10) or more children under 16 years of age on a schedule between June 1 and September 15 primarily located at a property owned, leased or operated by a municipal corporation, school district or public board. The primary facility will be used for the purpose of outdoor organized group activities for a period of less than 24 hours on a daily basis.
Camp applicants are required to provide information on specific levels of supervision, such as the Camp Director, Health Director and Aquatics Director, and proof of their qualifications, certifications and trainings. Camp programs are required to retain on-site files containing staff and child information, including medical reports.
The program will be inspected by a Public Health Sanitarian at least once during the operation season. After initial permitting, the camp must submit a yearly renewal application with supporting documents in order to remain in compliance with the permit.
The summer camp permit, once granted, is issued for one camp season. The permit is non-transferable. A permit will contain:
Name of Program
Address of Program
Floors and Classrooms
Activities/Services provided for the children
Bureau of Child Care
New York, NY
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Summer Camp Permits