We are in search of two individuals to serve on the Youth Camp Safety Advisory Council, starting immediately.
- The individual shall be a camping leader with professional experience, but who is not a youth camp owner or manager.
- The individual shall be from a nationwide organization involved in camping such as scouting and 4-H.
The Council assists and advises the Maryland Department of Health on the development and review of regulations for certifying youth camps. These regulations include standards for personnel screening procedures, medical services and safety procedures. The Council also prepares an annual report to the Secretary on current issues affecting youth camps and children attending youth camps.
The Council meets 4 times a year, the first Thursday of October, December, February and April, from 10:00 to 12:00. For now, meetings are virtual. The meetings are open to the public.
The Council term is 3 years and may be renewed for a second term. All Council members must submit an annual financial disclosure to the Maryland State Ethics Commission. All appointments to the Council are done through the Governor's Appointments Office.
The application to apply is also on the web page.
If interested, please contact Linda Rudie, Chief, Center for Recreation and Community Environmental Health Services, Linda.Rudie@Maryland.gov or 443-690-3104.