Children's day and overnight camps are regulated by the Ulster County Department of Health according to the State Sanitary Code Subpart 7-2.
The Ulster County Department of Health strives to help children have a rewarding, fun experience at camp while in a safe and healthy environment. Permits are required and camps are inspected at least twice a year.
There are about 30 day and 30 overnight camps in Ulster County serving thousands of children each year.
Upcoming Red Cross Training Classes (CPR, Lifeguard Certification, Babysitting Certification, and more)
COVID-19 Test Kits
This CDC program ends 6/21/2022!
The CDC has expanded a program to allocate rapid, point-of-care and over the counter COVID-19 tests kits to camps. The information is posted on their website ELC Reopening Schools: Support for COVID-19 Screening Testing to Reopen and Keep Schools Operating Safely | DPEI | CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dpei/elc/covid-response/index.html#rapid
The Office of School COVID Support will be coordinating requests made by camps. These camps should email their interest about obtaining test kits to SchoolQuestionsCOVID[at]health.ny[dot]gov and they will receive information about placing an order. Camps are being asked to submit all necessary information to the Office of School COVID Support by end of day June 17, 2022.
Camps will need to comply with the Limited Service Laboratory requirements in order to conduct testing. This information will be provided to camps by the Office of School COVID Support when they request information about the test kits.
Children’s Camp COVID-19 Interim Guidance
NYS DOH COVID-19 Update for Children’s Camps
Interim Guidance at Children’s Camps Camp Operator Letter
Children’s camps COVID-19 Testing Consent Form
Once you have reviewed the new guidance and attested to it digitally please send Laura Bell an email confirmation at lbel[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us. Permits will not be issued until guidance has been attested to.
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Important 2020 Measles Information:
NYSDOH Measles Response Playbook
American Red Cross courses offered at the Kingston YMCA
Ellis & Associates Lifeguarding/CPR Courses can be found at https://www.jellis.com/classes/local-lifeguard-training
FACT SHEETS 2022:
CPR Fact Sheet 2022
First Aid Fact Sheet 2022
Lifeguard Fact Sheet 2022
Requirements for Children's Camps in New York
- Aquatic Spray Grounds
- Camp Trips
- Camp Trip Swimming
- General Activity
- Horseback Riding
- Rope and Challenge Course
Camp Meeting Archive:
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For further information about any of these programs and services, please call Environmental Health Services