Recreational Camp Providers

As outlined in section 10 of Ontario Regulation 503/17: Recreational Camps, all operators of recreational overnight camps are required to:

  1. Notify Public Health 30 days in advance of operating each season. You can do that by completing the online notification form.
  2. Submit a camp safety plan to prior to opening inspection. 

In addition to reviewing Ontario Regulation 503/17, operators are advised to review the resource below when developing a camp safety plan and any associated policies and procedures.

Weather, Air Quality and Wildfire Smoke 

Camp operators should have plans and protocols in place for various weather warnings. This applies not only to severe storms, but also for heat warnings and air quality advisories, including warnings related to wildfire smoke conditions.  

Be prepared and know the forecast: 

What is the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)? 

The Air Quality Health Index or “AQHI” is a scale from 1 to 10 designed to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health. The higher the number, the greater the health risk. 

Precautions to take during wildfire smoke conditions 

Other Resources for Camps

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

General Cleaning and Disinfection

Posters and Signs