Organized Camp Program

Organized camps offer creative, recreational and educational opportunities by providing programs and facilities to overnight campers. In San Diego County we have approximately 35 organized camps serving an estimated 250,000 people each year. The Department of Environmental Health and Quality's Organized Camp Inspection Program aims to ensure the physical camp settings are maintained and operated safely.

Environmental Health Specialists inspect overnight organized camps annually, pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code for:

  • Review of the food facility (kitchen and food preparation area)
  • Review of the swimming pool(s) or other natural bathing place
  • Review of infirmary records
  • Inspection of the water system
  • Inspection of housing accommodations
  • Review of emergency evacuation plans
  • Inspection of plumbing facilities
  • Review and discussion regarding potential vector concerns



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