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New York State Dept of Health - 

"Children's Camps in New York State" Brochure

"In New York State, summer camps must have a state, city or county health department permit to operate legally. These permits are issued only if the camp is in compliance with the state’s health regulations. The permit to operate must be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises.


The camp must be inspected twice yearly by a health department representative. At least one inspection must be made during the time the camp is in operation. Each camp is checked to make sure that the physical facilities are safe and that supervision is adequate."

Please read this important information from NY State DOH regarding camp selection and operating permits.

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