Environmental Health

Infectious Disease Prevention

YOUTH CAMPS & DISEASE PREVENTION

The Youth Camp Safety Standards requires camp operators to ensure that all campers and staff under the age of 18, pursuant N.J.A.C. 8:57-4, are immunized and adhere to the requirements regarding medical and/or religious exemptions.

Only during a threatened disease or disease outbreak, as determined by the Commissioner, may the camp exclude unvaccinated children. To date, the Commissioner has not communicated such an order.

An influx of disease can be unnerving, rest assured that the New Jersey Department of Health, through surveillance and response efforts, takes routine measures to address any outbreak illness identified within the state. Check out the material below for more information.

 

Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021