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Who must apply for a recreational camp license?
Any person, cooperative, association, partnership, firm or corporation desiring to operate a recreational camp in Montgomery County must obtain a license.

What is a recreational camp?
A recreational camp is any camp including but not restricted to sports, science, computer, travel, art, games or outdoor activities, with five (5) or more campers, run for a specified period of time, usually during the summer or holiday seasons.

When must one obtain a recreational camp license?
A license must be obtained prior to operating the recreational camp.

How does one obtain a recreational camp license?
Download and complete the following application: Recreational Camp License Application

Additional information and approvals may be required, including:


Any licensed day care center that wants to change to a camp program must also get State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene approval.

Are there any fees?
See the fee schedule to determine fees that may apply: Fee Schedule

What is the process for obtaining a Recreational Camp License?


Personnel within the Licensure & Regulatory Services section are available to discuss questions during regular working hours (Monday through Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 240-777-3986.