State Regulations for Indiana

Date Revised: 01/10/2024

Governing Body:

Indiana State Department of Health

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
License Information:

***The Indiana State Department of Health does not license Indiana camps, but does have some regulations that certain camps must follow. See links below.***

Resident Camps

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Youth Camp Construction Approval and Facility Inspection Program

Criminal Background Checks Required:
Criminal Background Checks Information:

Indiana State Police - Criminal History Limited Check
P.O. Box 6188
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6188

Indiana Code 10-13-3, Chapter 3, Criminal History Information

State Allows FBI Checks:
Driving Record Checks:

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles | Driver License Record Search

  • $95 for annual subscription or Online Fee of $7.50
State Sex Offender Registry:

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry

Minimum Wage:

$7.25 per hour

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Covers all employers of 2 or more nonexempt employees during a workweek, (also includes the state and other governmental agencies or political subdivisions).

Exemptions: employees of camping; recreational, or guidance facilities run by a charitable religious or educational nonprofit organization; employers covered by FLSA; employers with only one employee during any workweek; employees under age 16; certain members of religious orders; volunteers for religious or charitable organizations; students working for schools where enrolled and attending; certain executive, administrative, or professional employees; persons not employed for more than 4 weeks in any 4 consecutive 3-month periods

Subminimum Wage:

At least $4.25/hour for workers under age 20 for the first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment.

Overtime Pay Requirements:

1½ times regular rate after 40-hour week.

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

Those employees exempt from the state minimum wage; certain piece rate workers and certain workers who perform two or more types of work; employees who agree to receive 1½ times a set basic rate which is substantially equivalent to the average hourly earnings of the employee over a representative period

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

No general provision. Minors under age 18: one or two rest periods totaling at least 30 minutes during shift lasting 6 or more hours

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax:
Student Exemption Information:


Other Wages Source:

Indiana Code - Employment of Minors IGA | 2023 Indiana Code


Additional Info:

Camp Injury/Illness Report (PDF)