What information is required from an organized camp?

On an annual basis and at the change of ownership, the site operator must submit the following to the Nevada County Environmental Health Department (NCEHD): 

  • A written statement by the Director that he or she has reviewed the criminal history record check and voluntary disclosure statement for all staff, as well as documentation of criminal history and record check of the director for review from the NCEHD. If campers are children, all staff working at the camp must undergo a background check. 


  •  A written verification that the camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). 


  • A written description of operating procedures that describes the program of organized and supervised activities of the camp.
    Note: Written operating procedures are not required if the camp is accredited by the ACA. 

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1. What is considered an organized camp?
2. Does “five days” mean five consecutive days?
3. Are day camps considered organized camps?
4. Do building construction plans have to be approved by the local health agency?
5. Are showers and toilets required?
6. What information is required from an organized camp?
7. What is needed for written operating procedures?
8. What is required in regards to water?
9. Can you serve food at an organized camp?
10. My camp is near a lake, river, stream or ocean and I plan on including water activities for the campers. What safety is required?