State Camp Safety Advisory Council

The State Camp Safety Advisory Council was established in accordance with Public Health Law Article 13-A, Section 1390. The State Camp Safety Advisory Council consists of nine members representing New York State for profit camps, not-for-profit camps, municipal camps, consumer interests, and children's interests. The Council meets at least twice a year to advise and consult the Department of Health on policy matters relating to youth camp safety.

Upcoming Meetings

  • February 6, 2024 (snow date 2/13/24): George Education Center Room 110A, Health Sciences Campus, UAlbany School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144

All meetings begin at 10:30 AM and generally last two to three hours.

Guidelines for Observers


Name Representing
Dawn Ewing, Chairperson Non-Profit Children's Camps
Eric Bacon, Vice-Chair Municipally Operated Children's Camps
Randy DeFrank Non-Profit Children's Camps
Jamie Sirkin For Profit Children's Camps
Thomas Welch, M.D. Children's Interests
Vacant Consumer Interests
Vacant For Profit Children's Camps
Vacant For Profit Children's Camps
Vacant Non-Profit Children's Camps

Council Meeting Minutes

For More Information

Please contact for questions or interest about being on the Council.