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Youth Camp Program

The Texas Department of State Health Services is the principal authority on matters relating to health and safety conditions at youth camps in Texas. All youth camps must obtain a license prior to operating. Any youth camp may be inspected during operation to determine compliance with the Youth Camp Safety and Health Act and the Youth Camp Rules.

Next Advisory Committee Meeting:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. 

Location Robert D. Moreton Building Room M-100  1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756

The meeting agenda is now available.

 Youth Camps Program Update



All applications with fees are to be sent to this address:

Department of State Health Services 
Cash Receipts Branch – MC 2003
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

To minimize delays in processing renewal applications, submit documents to youthcamps.reg@dshs.texas.gov .

Coronavirus Information can be found at the following link

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following information is provided for youth camp operators to inform summer youth camp operations related to COVID-19. In addition to the information below, you can reach out to your local government officials, community leaders, and local public health officials for additional guidance.

Contact Information

For Questions about Regulations and Requirements

Email: Public Health and Sanitation

Phone: 512-834-6753

For Questions Regarding Licensing

Email: Environmental and Sanitation Business Filing and Verification Unit
Phone: 512-834-6600 ext. 2174
Fax: 512-834-6614

Mailing and physical addresses may be found on the contact page.

Last updated August 24, 2022