Date Revised: 08/24/2022
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene | Youth Camp Certification
Day and Resident Camps:
P.O. Box 32708
Pikesville, Maryland 21282-2708
- No fee for required agencies- must become authorized agency
- Full (State and FBI) Staff-$31.25 plus fingerprinting fee
- Full-Volunteer- $29.25
*Important update from Maryland CPS:
"DHR has created an online portal to facilitate the submission and processing of Child Protective Services (CPS) Background Clearance Requests for youth camps. DHR and DHMH are requiring that all CPS background clearances be completed through this online portal. Paper forms submitted to DHR in 2017 are being returned to camp operators with a cover letter."
An individual can obtain a national FBI check through the contact agency's Web Site. The cost is $36.00 for volunteers who work with youth. The cost for individuals who do not work with youth is $42.00. Results are returned within 4–6 weeks.
Available through Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration's Web Site.
Localities may have higher minimum wages.
Covers all employers and employees (including state and local government employees) unless specifically exempt; Exemptions: non-administrative resident and day camp employees at organized camps; volunteers or non-employees for educational, charitable, religious or nonprofit organizations; employees; employees under age 16 in part-time or vacation jobs for not more than 20 hours a week
Employers covered by the FLSA may pay $4.25/hour to employees under age 20 for the first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment. Commissioner may issue rates for learners and apprentices (but not less than 80% of minimum wage), and for certain handicapped workers (under special certificates; “sheltered workshop” or “work activities” certificates issued by labor department must be filed by employer within 10 days of receipt).
1½ times regular rate after 40-hour week. Agricultural farm workers exempt under FLSA: 1½ times regular rate after 60 hour week.
Those employees exempt from the state minimum wage; certain amusement or recreational establishments, including swimming pools
No general provision. Minors: 30 minute rest period if working 5 consecutive hours.
Wages earned by an individual who is enrolled in a full-time educational program that combines academic instruction with work experience, which is an integral part of the educational program are exempt.