Summer Camps

Summer Camps include establishments which provide food or lodging accommodations for groups of children or adults engaged in organized recreational or educational programs. This term also includes day camps, church assemblies, and retreats. Environmental Health Specialists conduct plan review, permitting and sanitation inspections to ensure the camp buildings, equipment, water supply system, sewage disposal system, swimming facilities, solid waste disposal and insect and rodent control measures are in compliance with the NC. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Summer Camps. Following each sanitation inspection, a grade card is posted in a conspicuous place where the public may readily observe it upon entering the facility.

Resident Camps include camping establishments which provide food and overnight lodging accommodations for 72 consecutive hours or more per week at a permanent base of operations for groups of children or adults engaged in organized recreational or educational programs and that have a permanent connection to a public electrical service provider. Programs are operated and staffed by the camp and supervision of individual campers is a camp responsibility. Plan review, permitting and sanitation inspections are conducted to ensure the camp buildings, equipment, water supply system, sewage disposal system, swimming facilities, solid waste disposal and insect and rodent control measures are in compliance with the NC. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Resident Camps. Following each sanitation inspection, a grade card is posted in a conspicuous place where the public may readily observe it upon entering the facility. Operators of Resident Camps must apply for an annual permit at least 45 days prior to the scheduled opening session.

Primitive Experience Camps include those camps not served by any public electrical service providers and that provide food and overnight lodging accommodations for 72 consecutive hours or more per week at or from a permanent base camp for groups of children or adults engaged in overnight organized recreational or educational programs. Programs are operated and staffed by the camp and supervision of individual campers is a camp responsibility. Plan review, permitting and sanitation inspections are conducted to ensure the base camp buildings, equipment, water supply system, sewage disposal system, swimming facilities, solid waste disposal and insect and rodent control measures are in compliance with the NC. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Primitive Camps. Primitive experience camps may conduct cookouts, overnight trips or similar primitive camping activities away from base camp. Written procedures regarding sanitation standards for food, drinking water, utensils/equipment, waste disposal and handwashing during these activities must be posted or made readily available for review during the inspection. Following each sanitation inspection, a grade card is posted in a conspicuous place where the public may readily observe it upon entering the facility. Operators of Resident Camps must apply for an annual permit at least 45 days prior to the scheduled opening session.