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

  • October 25, 2022: George Education Center Room 110A, Health Sciences Campus, UAlbany School of Public Health, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • February 7, 2023: Location to be determined

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
Meir Frischman Non-Profit Children's Camps
Douglas Pierce For 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

Council Meeting Minutes

For More Information

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