Youth Camp Program

February 5th, 2024

The Youth Camps Licensing program is currently in the process of switching to a new call center phone system. If you have any difficulties reaching us by phone, please send an email to with your request.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is the principal authority on matters relating to health and safety conditions at DSHS licensed youth camps in Texas. All DSHS qualifying youth camps must obtain a license prior to operating. Any youth camp may be inspected during operation to determine compliance with the Youth Camp Safety and Health Act and the Youth Camp Rules.

A youth camp must meet the entire rule definition here License Qualification Package - Youth Camp Program | Texas DSHS to be licensed as a DSHS youth camp.