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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?
The Recreational Camp License Application and information can be downloaded in PDF Format or Word Format.
Additional information and approvals may be required, including:
State Police criminal background checks on all employees and staff 410-764-4501
Use and Occupancy permit 240-777-6200
Well & Septic approval (where applicable) 240-777-6300
Montgomery County Fire & Rescue approval 240-777-2457
Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for a Youth Camp Permit 410-767-8419
Any licensed day care center that wants to change to a camp program must also get State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene approval.
See the Fee Schedule
Submit the application and the appropriate fee.
Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
The application and attachments will be reviewed.
An inspection must be passed prior to the recreational camp license being issued.
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.