Camp Operators/Directors Information

Child Care Borough Offices Closed to Public

NYC Health Department child care borough offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff will continue to provide assistance by phone and email.

If you have questions, reach out to your borough office by calling the number below or emailing either your assigned representative or

  • Bronx Borough Office
    347-854-1971 or 347-854-1972

  • Brooklyn Borough Office
    718-222-6390 or 718-222-6399

  • Manhattan/Staten Island Borough Office

  • Queens Borough Office

Summer Camp Applications

To submit your summer camp application, review the following:

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.

FAQs 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

Additional Resources

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