Good sanitation is important in camps because disease can easily be spread when people are in close contact with each other or when food eaten at camp is not safely handled.  Summer camps are inspected twice a year to ensure a safe and healthy place for the public.    Online health inspections are available soon after the inspection is completed. 

If you own or operate a camp in Jackson County, there are several things you should know:

  • Familiarize yourself with the State rules around operating summer camps and the State rules around operating resident camps
  • Know that you must have a permit to operate, build, or remodel a camp.  Permits do not transfer from owner to owner.  Contact the Jackson County Environmental Health Section to find out what requirements are before you buy, build, or remodel by calling 828-587-8250 or -8253.