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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).

Coronavirus Disease 2019, COVID-19

  • Latest Information: ODH has issued a news release that updated residential camp guidance to advise campers and camp operators of best prevention practices. The guidance can be found at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Residential-Camps.pdf.
  • Coronavirus.Ohio.gov - The State of Ohio's source for updated, accurate information to help you prepare for and protect against coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19.
  • If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).

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 facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use. A resident camp does not include universities, colleges, or other educational facilities. 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 3701-25 OAC.

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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