Maine State Resources

State Rules for Licensed Maine Summer Camps

208 Rule

Camp Licensing 208 Rule – Current for 2024

Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control, and Prevention rules relating to youth camps, primitive, and trip camping.

  • DHHS Administrative Rules Chapter 201: Effective June 3, 2024. Changes include the addition and clarification of definitions, the removal of the waiver for an alternative entity performing inspections of youth camps and an increase in administrative fine amounts for establishments operating without a license or committing other violations.
  • Youth Camp Inspection Checklist 2019
  • State Camp Inspection Report – Forms state health inspectors use to rate licensed camps on their compliance with licensing rules.
  • Draft of Proposed 208 Rule for September 2024 Stakeholder Review


State of Maine Food Code – Current for 2024

Health Center

Abuse Prevention Resources

Title 22 Compliance (Abuse & Neglect Prevention Policy)

Abuse Prevention Resources:


Swimming Pool & Spa Regulations – Sept. 1, 2010

American Disabilities Act requirements for Pool Entry:Exit 2010


State Health Recommendations for Licensed Maine Summer Camps

Maine Medical Practice Act

Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Rules

Contact:  Mary Ann Foye,; (207) 287-3614
Camp Trip Leader Requirement – A person 18 years or older with a Trip Leader permit is required to lead overnight trips of 2 nights or more.

Tax Issues & Maine Revenue Services

Labor & Employment Issues and Department of Labor

Fire & Life Safety

Concealed Weapons Law

Other Rules & Information


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