Youth Camps

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Youth Camp Definition

As stated in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 144.71, a youth camp is defined as a parcel or parcels of land with permanent buildings, tents or other structures together with appurtenances thereon, established or maintained as living quarters where both food and beverage service and lodging or the facilities therefore are provided for ten or more people, operated continuously for a period of five days or more each year for educational, recreational or vacation purposes, and the use of the camp is offered to minors free of charge or for payment of a fee.

Subd. 3. This definition does not include cabin and trailer camps, fishing and hunting camps, resorts, penal and correctional camps, industrial and construction camps, nor does it include homes operated for care or treatment of children and for the operation of which a license is required under the provisions of chapter 257.

To Apply for or Renew your Youth Camp Application fill out this link.


Youth Camps Fact Sheets

Camp operators and the campers themselves should be aware of the rules for safe and successful weeks at camp. View the Minnesota Rules for Camp Operation at the Minnesota Department of Health web site.

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