Camp Inspection List

Department of Behavioral & Community Health
Department of Behavioral & Community Health


Camp operators should review the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health Compliance Tip Sheet for a list of items to have prepared for camp inspections.

All children’s camp operators must comply with the Child Safety Act and maintain proof that Sex Offender Registry searches were completed for staff, including volunteers.

- Child Safety Act Description

- NYS Sex Offender Registry Search Procedures

For overnight children’s camps that operate for seven (7) or more consecutive nights, the operator/director must distribute (and maintain proof of distribution) meningococcal disease and vaccination information to camper’s parents.

- Meningococcal Disease – Information from the New York State Department of Health

- Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet

- Meningococcal Dear Parent Letter

- Meningococcal Vaccine Response 

Please note: this is not a complete list of items that will be reviewed during your children’s camp inspection.  
Required items to submit for a camp permit prior to operation.

Additional documents and resources may apply to your camp. 
All the documents required for a permit to operate a children’s camp, may be found on this website.

If you have further questions or cannot access the forms, please contact the Department of Behavioral & Community Health at (845) 486-3404..

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A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH,Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Behavioral & Community Health
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