Campgrounds & Summer Camps

Environmental Health Professionals at the Virginia Department of Health work to protect the health and safety of campers at Virginia’s campgrounds and summer camps.

Efforts focus on the provision of safe drinking water, sufficient sewage disposal, effective vector control, proper ground maintenance, and swimming pool safety. All Virginia campgrounds and summer camps must be permitted by VDH and are inspected annually by staff from local Health Departments.

Major storms and hurricanes can impact your campground private well and onsite sewage disposal system; information is available here to learn about private well and septic system concerns and post-storm recovery.

For specific questions, contact your local Health Department.