Public health agency for Snohomish County
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Youth & Group Camp Safety
The Camp Program works to ensure a safe recreational environment for group and youth camps. Routine inspections are conducted during the camps operating season to assure that kitchens, swimming equipment, housing facilities and bathing facilities meet minimum safety requirements. For general questions regarding group and youth camp safety please call 425.339.5250.
Group and Youth Camp Inspections
Routine inspections are conducted at group and youth camps to help assure the camp meets minimum requirements. This will help keeping illness out of a camp which is the best way to ensure that the campers stay healthy. The inspections make sure that the food and water are handled properly and coming from a safe approved source. Additionally these inspections assure that adequate hand washing facilities are provided in all areas of the camp.
Constructing, Altering or Remodeling a Group or Youth Camp
Before a new group or youth camp is constructed, or an existing camp facility is changed, the a review of the camp plans is required. Before construction for an alteration or remodel of an existing camp, plans must be submitted with a plan review fee.
The Snohomish Health District a conducts investigations of unsanitary and unsafe operating conditions at group and youth camps resulting from public complaints.
To report an unsanitary or unsafe condition at a group or youth camp complete the Food Establishment Complaint Form and send it to:
Environmental Health Division,
Food Program
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201-3900

Applications Forms and Fees
List of Applications Forms and Fees for Group and Youth Camp Safety:
Contact Info
Phone: 425.339.5250
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
List of Resources:
  1. Chapter 246-376 WAC  web
    Chapter 246-376 WAC

Last Reviewed and updated 7/6/2009