Summer and Overnight Camps

Summer and Overnight Camps

Certain programs meeting the criteria below require compliance with NY Public Health Law Section Part 7, Subpart 7-2 Children's Camps. RIT faculty and staff can address these issues by planning the programs appropriately. The Office of K-12 Partnerships hosts RIT Kids on Campus and Athletics hosts summer sports camps. Please contact those departments for assistance with your program. If you have a new program to launch outside of those areas, please contact  Jody Nolan in Environmental Health & Safety (ext. 56676) for assistance with establishing your program in compliance with the state regulations. Application for permit must be submitted to the Monroe County Health Dept. at least 60 days prior to the start of the camp.


If your program meets the following criteria, it must meet NY children's camp requirements,as well as the RIT Protection of Minors guidance.

Summer Day camp

Overnight camp

  • Operates between June 1 and Sept.15
  • With 10 or more children under 16 yrs
  • For more than all or part of 5 days in a 2-week period
  • Includes 1 or more "non-passive recreational activities" (i.e. sports, swimming, field trips)
  • Single activity camps are excluded (all of the time is spent on one activity/sport)
  • Classroom educational programs are excluded unless more than 1 hour or 1/5 of the day is spent on a "non-passive recreational activity"
  • Is occupied by 10 or more children under 18 years of age
  • For 72 or more consecutive hours


Additional Resources:

RIT Summer Program Guidelines (Powerpoint Feb 2013)