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Summer Camps and Summer Feeding Sites

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Summer Camps


Summer Camps includes those camp establishments which provide food or lodging accommodations for groups of children or adults engaged in organized recreational or educational programs. It also includes day camps, church assemblies, and retreats.

Any person operating a summer camp within the State of North Carolina is required to possess a valid summer camp permit from the Health Department.

In order to receive a summer camp permit, the owner must submit a Summer Camp Application to the health department prior to commencement of summer camp. The application will be reviewed and an Registered Environmental Health Specialist, REHS, will be assigned. The REHS will contact the applicant to schedule a site visit. Once the camp has met all of the requirements of the Rules Governing the Sanitation of Summer Camps 15A NCAC 18A .1000, a permit may be issued.

Once the permit has been issued and summer camp has commenced, the REHS will conduct a sanitation inspection of the camp. Sanitation inspections of summer camps will be made at least once during each season's operation.
    *Summer Camp Sanitation Rules
    *Summer Camp Inspection Form

In addition to the summer camp permit and inspection, summer camps that prepare food onsite will require a separate inspection of the summer feeding site. 
    *Summer Feeding Site Inspection Form

For more information about Summer Feeding Site programs, refer to the flow charts listed below:

    Summer Feeding Site Flow Chart Basic
    Summer Feeding Site Flow Chart Advanced

 2017 Educational Memos for Summer Camps Directors
 Rabies Prevention at Summer Camps
 Tick and Mosquito Prevention at Summer Camps

For additional information, please contact: 
Lisa Morgan, Food and Lodging Program Coordinator 919-545-8309