Laws and Regulations Affecting Your Camp

Federal, State, County, Municipal Regulations and Taxes

There are a number of regulations and taxes that apply to the camp industry. These will vary by state or local governmental bodies. It may be helpful to secure the aid of a lawyer to assist you in the legal requirements. Your state health officials are also valuable resources.

Start A Camp - How ACA Can Help

ACA has a variety of excellent resources for information, inspiration, & encouragement.

Create a Business Plan

From The Business of Camp, Ann Sheets and Dave Thoensen (release date February 2014)

Developing a business plan will force you, as the camp owner or director, to take an objective, unemotional look at your camp in its entirety. Often new or prospective camp owners and directors remember all the fun, the relationships, and excitement of attending camp as a child, overlooking the fact that operating a camp is much, much more.

How to Start A Camp

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Essential Decisions and Considerations

Before you proceed with your plans check out these resources: