Recreational Camps for Children


On March 23, 2018, important amendments were finalized to 105 CMR 430.000: Minimum Standards for Recreational Camps for Children (State Sanitary Code, Chapter IV) which will go into effect this summer. 

The MA Department of Public Health amended Recreational Camp regulations and ALL revised guidance documents/forms are now accessible online via the website

A link to this information is also on the MHOA website

Effective June 30, 2005, new regulations pertaining to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) requests will be implemented and certified agencies are expected to incorporate the requirements of these regulations into their CORI business processes immediately.

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In accordance with MGL c. 111, s. 219 (effective October 28, 2004) and 105 CMR 221.000: Promoting Awareness of Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine, the April 2008 DPH fact sheet "Meningococcal Disease and Camp Attendees: Commonly Asked Questions" is required to be distributed to all parents or guardians of children in youth camps.

The 2007 brochure (PDF) (Information about Recreational Camps in Massachusetts: Questions and Answers for Parents) will help parents make informative decisions when choosing a camp for their children.

Local boards of health are required to notify DPH annually of licensed recreational camps for children pursuant to 105 CMR 430.632.

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