April 14, 2021

Amended County Board of Health Regulation Provides Guidance on Summer Camps

An amended Montgomery County Board of Health regulation to provide guidance regarding summer camps was unanimously approved this week by the County Council.

The amended regulation includes the following:
  • Only campers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C,. are permitted to attend.
  • Camps must separate participants into groups of 25 for indoor activities and 50 for outdoor activities.
  • Members from a group are not permitted to mix with members of a different group at the camp.
  • Each camp is required to have a COVID-19 Protocol Plan approved by the County health officer or the health officer’s designee.
  • A camp’s plan must include strategies for social distancing and infection control.
  • A participant who tests positive or who is in close contact with someone who has tested positive will be sent home or remain in quarantine.
  • Sports activities will be required to follow the County rules for youth sports.
  • A residential camp is required to have a cap of 25 persons in a sleeping area, with social distancing and infection control strategies.
  • Members of each sleeping group in a residential camp must stay with their group for the entire camp session.
The amended Board of Health regulation and the Council staff report can be viewed here.