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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Required Submissions                            Instructions                                    NEW YORK STATE




                                                              PSI
Certifications1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Application for a Permit to           Instructions (DOH-3915i) are
  Required




                                                              LG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Operate Form (DOH-3915)               available to assist in completion.


                                                              CPR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Corporation Officers and               Complete only if children’s camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   How To Obtain a




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Activity Leader or designee must posses CPR and First Aid when other camp staff who are certified in



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          emergency medical response is not readily available. Two staff must posses CPR when swimming at
                                                                                                                                                                                  ♦
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Partners Form (DOH-2135)              is operated or owned by private


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Permit to Operate




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trip Leader or designee must posses CPR and First Aid when a trip activity is higher risk, such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      corporation(s) or partnership(s).




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hiking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, bicycling, swimming or boating and/or when
                                                              FA




                                                                                                                                                                                  ♦
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Children’s Camp Fee                   Self explanatory.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trip leader or designee must possess Lifeguard Certification when trip includes swimming.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Determination Schedule Form


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a Children’s Camp




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • At least 15-years-old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • At least 16-years-old.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 supervising children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plan Review Fee Determination         Complete only for new building or




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Camp operator must verify prospective counselor’s




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Have experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Schedule Form (DOH-2249)              bathing facility construction or




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in camping and
                                                                                                                                    See COUNSELORS for additional requirements.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OR acceptable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      major renovations.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         background and character through inquiries,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in New York State
                                             Camp
                                              Day




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Children’s Camp Facility and          Self explanatory.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Staff Description Form                Important Information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (DOH-367)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Children’s Camp Additional Staff      Complete only when directed to by        This brochure outlines the steps to follow to receive a



                                                                                                                                                                                                                         including character references.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Qualifications Form (DOH-367a)         the local health department.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               permit to operate a children’s camp in New York State.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Written Safety Plan                   A comprehensive written safety plan




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 age (20% may be 17).




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • At least 16-years-old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Listed are minimal staff requirements, required forms




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 supervising children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • At least 18-years of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      must be developed by the children’s




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • Have experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      camp operator to reflect how the          and the written safety plan that must be completed.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in camping and
                                             Overnight




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OR acceptable
                                               Camp




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      camp will operate in compliance




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          first aid and CPR are not readily available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with Subpart 7-2, State Sanitary Code    Additional information is provided in Subpart 7-2




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (SSC) for Children’s Camps.              of the State Sanitary Code (SSC) and Department of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A guideline is available. The safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      plan is to be used for staff and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Health fact sheets. Local health department staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      camper training, general operation       serving the county where your proposed children’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of the camp, emergency procedures,       camp is to be located are available to discuss and
                                                                                                                                                                                    camping, rock climbing, horseback
   Children’s Camp Staff Requirements




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the activity occurs at a location where additional staff assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         At least one counselor must accompany the activity leader when
                                             in Addition to Listed Certifications




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • At overnight camps, for campers


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • At overnight camps, for campers
                                                                                                                                                                                  • At least 18-years-old for hiking,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      etc. The safety plan should reflect the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Have at least 2 seasons of prior
                                                                                   • Possess current driver’s license




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • For campers 6-years and older.
                                                Qualifications/Requirements




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wilderness sites.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               review these requirements with you.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Must be competent in activity.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • At day camps, for all campers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               camp’s policies and procedure for a


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional STAFF required for specialized activities such as
                                                                                                                                                                                    riding bicycling, swimming,




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Must work with counselors;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Are supervised as campers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     younger than 8-years-old.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      safe operation.
                                                                                     appropriate for vehicle.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             may not independently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               An application for a permit to operate a children’s



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • For campers less than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Written Plan Checklist Form           Use this form to assure completeness
                                                                                   • At least 18-years-old.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             camping experience.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             supervise campers.
                                                                                                                                    • May also be driver.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (DOH-2040)                            of the written safety plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               camp and other required documents must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8-years and older.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                State Central Register Database       Camp director completes in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               submitted to the permit-issuing official at your


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6-years-old.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Check Form (LDSS-3370) and            accordance with supplied




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ♦=

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      s=



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n=
                                                                                                                                                                                    or boating.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prospective Children’s Camp           instructions. Return to local            local health department at least 60 days before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director Certified Statement           health department.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               children and staff are to arrive. The local health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            wilderness, equestrian, boating etc.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Form (DOH-2271)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               department will review your submissions and, if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional information is available from your local health                     complete, arrange a preseason inspection of the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Health director or designee as identified in medical component of safety plan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             supervision ratios may



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Obtain current NYSDOH FACT SHEETS from your local health department for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                department and/or the NYS Department of Health website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         is not readily available.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of the staff positions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               children’s camp. If submissions are incomplete, items
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • A maximum of 10%
                                                                                                                                                                                  • 1 Required for each
                                        Minimum Ratio of
                                        Staff to Campers




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             be filled with CITs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (www.health.state.ny.us) including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             required to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               requiring additional information will be identified
                                                                                                                                                                                    on-site activity.
                                            Required




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Subpart 7-2, State                  • Subpart 6-2, SSC for                   for correction and resubmission, which could delay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sanitary Code(SSC) for                Bathing Beaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Children’s Camps                                                             proposed opening dates. The earlier the submission,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Subpart 6-3, Recreational
                                                                                                                                    • 1:12




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • 1:12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • 1:10


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • 1:8




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1:8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • 1:6




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            acceptable First Aid, CPR and Aquatic Certifications.                                                • Brochure: “Children’s                 Aquatic Spray Grounds                  the more timely the review.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Camps in New York State”            • Bat Rabies Information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Posters:                            • Fact Sheets:                           The center of this brochure provides a consolidated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CITs to assist counselors with supervision




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PROGRESSIVE SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR                                                                                                                                                    reference to key staff positions at overnight and day
                                                                                   MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – “Attention Pool Staff”              – First Aid, CPR and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • When a children’s camp elects to use




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (chemical handling)                   Aquatic Certifications                camps. Requirements for camps hosting 20 percent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – “Required Reporting”                                                       or more campers with developmental disabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING (CITs)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – NYS Child Safety Act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • See Section 7-2.11 of the SSC.
                                             Responsibilities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (incident reporting)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Bunk Bed Guardrail                   are provided in Section 7-2.25 of the SSC. Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Subpart 14-1, SSC for Food
                                                                                                                                                                                  ONSITE SUPERVISION




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Requirements
                                                  Title




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               requirements for archery, riflery and equestrian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • See Section 7-2.5(b)(1)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • See Section 7-2.5(c)(1)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Service Establishments.
                                                                                                                           • Supervise campers.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Supervise campers.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        – Water Supply Start-Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Specialized Activities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               activities are provided in Section 7-2.11 of the SSC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rest or Sleep Hours




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Subpart 6-1, SSC for                    Procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LIFEGUARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ACTIVITY LEADER




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Passive Activities




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Children’s camp operators must ascertain whether
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FIRST AID




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Required.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Swimming Pools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of campers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         COUNSELORS




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            State of New York                                  prospective employees are listed on the NYS Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eliot Spitzer, Governor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Sex Offender
                                                                                                                  DRIVER

                                                                                                                           STAFF




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Department of Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Note:




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Registry prior to hiring them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1=

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FA =
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CPR =
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           LG =
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PSI =
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4=
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ≠=




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard F. Daines, M.D., Commissioner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3603                                                                  05/07
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Required
                                                              Children’s Camp Staff Requirements                                                                                                     Certifications1

                    Title                              Required Minimum Ratio               Qualifications/Requirements in                 Overnight                         Day
               Responsibilities                          of Staff to Campers                Addition to Listed Certifications                Camp                           Camp                 FA     CPR     LG     PSI

ADMINISTRATIVE                                        • 1 Required                      • Bachelor’s Degree                       • Or at least 25-              • Or at least 21-
                                                                                                                                    years-old.                     years-old.
CAMP DIRECTOR
• Supervises children’s camp.                                                           • At least 24 weeks of                    • Required                     • Required
                                                                                          administrative or supervising
                                                                                          experience in camping.
                                                                                        • Submit forms LDSS-3370 and
                                                                                          DOH-2271 for clearance.

HEALTH PERSONNEL                                      • 1 Required                      • Physician‡, nurse practitioner‡,        • Must be on-site.             • Designee identified           4       4
                                                                                          physician assistant‡, registered                                         in medical
CAMP HEALTH DIRECTOR                                                                      nurse‡, licensed practical nurse‡,                                       component of
• Supervises health and sanitation at                                                     emergency medical technician or                                          safety plan may
  children’s camp.                                                                        other person acceptable to the                                           be on-site for
• Maintains camper’s confidential medical                                                  permit-issuing official.                                                  the Camp Health
  history.                                                                                                                                                         Director.
• Oversees initial health screening of
  campers and daily health surveillance of                                              (‡ To practice profession in
  camp occupants.                                                                       New York State (NYS), must be
• Handles health emergencies and injuries,                                              NYS licensed.)
  including emergency preparedness and
  provisions for professional health care.
• Maintains camp’s daily medical log.
• Reports required incidents to local health
  department within 24 hours.

Additional STAFF required to possess                  • 1:200                                                                     • 1:200 ratio in               • 1:200 ratio includes         ≠
FIRST AID                                                                                                                           addition to health             the health director
• Identified in medical component of plan as                                                                                         director or on-site            (when on-site) or
   assistant(s) to health director.                                                                                                 designee.                      on-site designee.

STAFF required to possess CPR in addition to          • 1:200                           • Note: On-site aquatic staff                                                                                   ≠
Camp Health Director or designee                                                          possessing appropriate CPR
• Identified in medical component of plan as                                               certification may be counted in
  assistant(s) to health director.                                                        this ratio.

AQUATICS PERSONNEL                                    • 1 Required for on-site          • At least 21-years-old.                                                                                        ≠      ≠OR ≠
                                                        bathing facilities.             • At least 3 seasons of waterfront
CAMP AQUATICS DIRECTOR                                                                    experience as lifeguard or
• Establishes and oversees all activities in                                              aquatics director.
  and on the water.
• Supervises all staff and campers
  participating in swimming activities.
• Responds to bathing facility emergencies.
• When certified as Lifeguard, may serve as
  LIFEGUARD at waterfront.
• When qualified to be a Progressive
  Swimming Instructor, may assess
  swimming ability.

PROGRESSIVE SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR (PSI)                 • 1 Required for                                                                                                                                                ≠
• Assesses swimming ability of campers.                 swimming ability
• May teach swimming.                                   assessment for on-site
• May be Camp Aquatics Director if                      and off-site bathing
  age, experience and CPR certification                  facilities.
  requirements are met.

LIFEGUARD                                             • 1:25 Required at                • Must be at least 17-years-old for                                                                             ≠      ≠
• Actively guards bathers during                        on-site facilities and            on-site and camp trip swimming
   swimming activities.                                 during camp trip                  (20% of required total number
• Responds to bathing facility emergencies.             swimming when                     of lifeguards on duty may be 16).
• Implements/oversees buddy system and                  off-site facility does          • Wilderness swimming lifeguards
   board system or other approved bather                not provide qualified              must be at least 18-years-old.
   accountability system.                               lifeguards.
                                                                                        • Each guard shall not supervise
                                                      • 1:75 required during              more than 3400 square feet of
                                                        camp trip swimming                                                                                                                     Must meet
                                                                                          pool area and no more than 50
                                                        when facility provides                                                                                                                 requirements of
                                                                                          yards of beach front.
                                                        qualified Lifeguards.                                                                                                                   Part 6 of the State
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sanitary Code

COUNSELORS DURING SWIMMING                            On-Site            Off-Site                                                  See COUNSELORS for additional requirements.
• Supervise assigned campers and be
  located at poolside, beachfront, or in the
  water providing visual surveillance.                • 1:10             • 1:8          • For campers 8- years-old
• Assist with buddy system.                                                               or older.

                                                      • 1:8              • 1:8          • For campers 6- and 7-years-old.


                                                      • 1:6              • 1:6          • For campers less than
                                                                                          6-years-old.

CAMP TRIPS                                            • 1 Required to                   • At least 18-years-old.                                                                                s       s       n
                                                        accompany each trip.            • Have participated in at least 3
TRIP LEADER                                                                               similar out-of-camp trips as camp
• Supervises campers, staff.                                                              staff or have experience/training
• Must be competent in trip activity for                                                  acceptable to the Local Health
  wilderness, equestrian, aquatic and other                                               Department.
  activities requiring special skills.

COUNSELORS DURING CAMP TRIPS                          Additional trip STAFF required for specialized activities such as           See COUNSELORS for additional requirements.
At least one counselor must accompany the             swimming, wilderness, equestrian and boating.
trip leader on each trip.
• Assist Trip Leader.
                                                      • 1:8              • For campers 6-years and older.
• Supervise campers.


                                                      • 1:6              • For campers less than 6-years-old.



     1=     Obtain current NYSDOH FACT SHEETS from your local health department for                   ♦=      Activity Leader or designee must posses CPR and First Aid when other camp staff who are certified in
            acceptable First Aid, CPR and Aquatic Certifications.                                              first aid and CPR are not readily available.
    FA =    FIRST AID                                                                                 s=      Trip Leader or designee must posses CPR and First Aid when a trip activity is higher risk, such as
  CPR =     CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION                                                                     hiking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, bicycling, swimming or boating and/or when
    LG =    LIFEGUARD                                                                                         emergency medical response is not readily available. Two staff must posses CPR when swimming at
   PSI =    PROGRESSIVE SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR                                                                   wilderness sites.
    4=      Health director or designee as identified in medical component of safety plan.             n=      Trip leader or designee must possess Lifeguard Certification when trip includes swimming.
    ≠=      Required.