(a)  Facilities.

(1)           All sleeping units must provide at least the following space:

(A)          50 square feet per person;

(B)          30 inches between sides of beds.

(2)           All camper sleeping facilities shall be limited to one level structures.

(3)           Any structure, sleeping or otherwise, with an occupancy of more than 12 persons, including staff, shall have at least two separate and independent means of exit.

(4)           Open flame lighting shall not be used in sleeping shelters for lighting and heating.

(b)  Grounds:

(1)           There shall be potable water available at each camp site.

(2)           At each children's camp there shall be provided a minimum of:

(A)          one shower head for each 20 children;

(B)          one flush toilet for each 20 children;

(C)          one urinal for each 30 male children (urinals may not be substituted for flush toilets);

(D)          one handwashing facility, adjacent to toilet facilities, for each 20 children; and

(E)           a wilderness latrine facility approved pursuant to the rules of the Commission for Health Services.

(3)           The hot water temperature at all fixtures used by residents shall be maintained at a minimum of 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) and shall not exceed 116 degrees F (46.7 degrees C).

(c)  Equipment:

(1)           Laundry facilities or equipment shall be available at each camp for all staff and children.

(2)           Gasoline, kerosene, and other flammable materials shall be stored in covered safe containers, labeled for contents.

(3)           Power tools:

(A)          All power tools, including mowers and trimmers, must have safety devices and be used according to manufacturer's instruction, maintained in good repair, and used only by those persons trained and experienced in their safety.

(B)          Campers shall receive safety instructions before using such equipment.

(C)          When campers are using such equipment, a trained and responsible adult must be present.

(D)          When not in use, all power tools shall be stored in a locked place not occupied by children.

(4)           Fire extinguishers shall be available in all areas so designated by fire safety officials, shall be properly charged and shall have current inspection labels.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. July 1, 1999 (See S.L. 1999, c. 237, s. 11.30);

Amended Eff. September 1, 2011; July 18, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. October 3, 2017.