Recreational Camps for Children

Recreational Camp Memo

Required Forms 

Application for a Recreational Camp Permit 
Certificate of Compliance Form 

Memos for Camp Operators 

Recreational Camp Memo
Camp Staff Immunization Policy Memo
Camp Inspection Form 
DPH Memo regarding CORI-SORI for Children's Camps 

Regulations 

Recreational Camp Code 105 CMR 430.000
Summary of Code Changes in the Camp Code  
Required Immunizations for Children and Camp Staff

Camp Staff Requirements 

Required Immunizations for Children and Camp Staff
Medical Form: For Camp Staff over 18 years of age 
Medical Form: For Campers and Staff under 18 years of age 
Vehicle Driver Information

Health Care Consultant Requirements 

Health Care Consultant Agreement 
Health Care Consultant Acknowledgement of on-site medications 

DPH Standards for Training Health Care Supervisor in Medication Administration 

DPH Standards for Training Health Care Supervisor and Other Employees on Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors 
(Link to Red Cross training

Medication Administration Competency Skill Checklist
HEADS UP training 

Campers 

Required Immunizations for Children and Camp Staff
Medical Form: For Campers grades Kindergarten-6
Medical Form: For Campers grades 7-12
Meningococcal Fact Sheet: required handout for parents/guardians  
Camp Injury Report Form

 Medications 

Camp Medications: Guidelines for Storage and Administration
Camp Medical Administration Form: Authorization to administer medication to a camper 
Medication Log: Sample daily log for medication administration 
Medication Administration Competency Skill Checklist
First Aid Kit Requirements for Camp Season 

Christian's Law 

Christian's Law Memo for Municipal and Recreational Programs and Licensed Camps
Christian's Law, Regulation 105 CMR 432.000
Guidance for Implementing Christian's Law
Christian's Law Checklist 
Christian's Law website: For more resources and videos 
Swim and Fit Test Model Form: Model form for camps and programs 

Rabies & Lymes 

Keep Lyme Away: Educational handout to remind campers to check for ticks 
Public Health Fact Sheet: Rabies 
Bats: Where to check and how to capture bats
Rabies Guidelines for Camps: Preventing Rabies Exposures 
Sample Rabies Plan: Sample document for a Town of Milton Rabies Plan

State Resources  

MDPH Recreational Camp website: for additional guidelines and information for parents and guardians of campers