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Resident Camp Program

Resident Camp Program

Resident Camps in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3701-25 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

The Resident Camp rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities in order to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment.

"Resident camp" means a tract of land and any tents, vehicles, buildings or other structures that may be pertinent to its use, any part of which may be occupied by any person for the purpose of supervised outdoor or indoor activities and on which provisions are made for overnight occupancy. A resident camp does not include any university, college, or other registered educational facility. It also does not include any use of a tract of land, or property determined by the local board of health as not being within the intent of OAC 3701-25.

If you own or operate a resident camp, or have plans to so, contact the local health department to obtain permission to operate.

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Summer’s here and it’s time to send the kids to sleep away camp, or as we call it in Ohio, resident camp! Resident camps provide youth opportunities to make new friends, experience nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime. In an effort to keep your kids healthy while enjoying the resident camp of choice, please see the link below for ideas on how to prevent illness while at camp. 

https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/infographics/healthy-camping-factsheet.html