Public Health Sudbury & Districts is mandated to inspect both recreational camps and camps in unorganized territory.
Recreational camps offer clients a wide variety of seasonal activities. Public health inspectors inspect recreational camps and put in place requirements to prevent transmission of disease and/or injury. Camps are required to ensure the following:
- safe food
- safe accommodations
- safe drinking water
- safe recreational water
- sanitary waste disposal
- medical care
- supervision of campers
All of the requirements for recreational camps can be found in the recreational camps regulation.
A camp for recreational activities consisting of one or more tents, cabins, vehicles, buildings or other structures together with the land appertaining thereto, established or maintained as living quarters with or without charge for 10 or more persons, for temporary occupancy of 5 or more days, but does not include a camp established by a person for his or her family and guests or to a camping establishment.
A camp for recreational activities consisting of tents erected on a site together with the land appertaining thereto where sleeping, eating, cooking or other activities take place in the tents or in the open and where the tents are established or maintained as living quarters with or without charge for 10 or more persons, for temporary occupancy of 5 or more days.
New recreational camps
New recreational camps must provide a notice to Public Health regarding their intention to operate a recreational camp (PDF, < 1 MB). This must be done 14 days before the camp is to be opened.
Existing recreational camps
Existing camps closed for more than 30 days must notify Public Health of the proposed re-opening (PDF, < 1 MB) at least 14 days prior to opening for another season.
Renting a recreational camp
If renting a recreational camp, the applicant must provide a notice to Public Health regarding their intention to rent a recreational camp (PDF, < 1 MB). This must be done 14 days before the camp is to be opened.
All recreational camps must have the following staff:
- a physician
- a registered nurse
- a person who is certified in first aid
- a camp supervisors
- a waterfront director
Sleeping quarters in a Class A camp must have a minimum floor area of 3.72 square meters per camper or a minimum floor area of 2.79 square meters per camper when bunk beds are used.
When tents are used, the number of people sleeping within the tent must not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended limits.
The camp operator must supply water that is potable.
Sanitary facilities and washrooms
The camp operator must supply at least one separate washroom for male and female campers and staff. These washrooms must have the following:
- 1 toilet for every 10 campers of each sex
- 1 washbasin for every 5 campers of each sex
This item was last modified on February 25, 2020