Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Summer Camps [12 VAC 5 ‑ 440]
Amend Regulations as a Result of Periodic Review
Action 5960
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations for Summer Camps were intended to protect the health and safety of patrons under the age of 18 participating in overnight camps for entertainment, education, recreation, religious instruction or activities, physical education, or health. Environmental health staff permit and inspect these facilities for approved water and sewage, camp location, food handling, and general sanitation. On October 10, 2021, the agency completed a Periodic Review of the Regulations and concluded they required amendment. This regulatory action intends to update the Regulations with modern standards for health and safety at summer camps.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7010]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 3/2/2021
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9621 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/04/2023.
10269 Proposed DPB review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Briana Bill  / Program Manager, Tourist Establishments & General
Address: Virginia Dept of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Email Address:
Phone: (805)584-6340    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.