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North Carolina is home to some of the finest camps in America. From the mountains to the coast, our summer camps are steeped in traditions that span four and five generations. The North Carolina Youth Camp Association is a member organization that represents the best of these camps. We invite you to find out more about organized summer camps in North Carolina.

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NCYCA works to enhance and educate the public's understanding of North Carolina camps and the value of camping throughout the state and beyond. These objectives are reached through some of the following ways: Present industry-specific collective data on North Carolina camps Issue press releases announcing NCYCA news items Provide media relations (access to interviews, photos, and information) Publish periodic newsletters for NCYCA members Publish white papers illustrating the educational, economic, social, and child development value of the camp experience Maintain a broad membership of camps, camp leaders, business supporters, and individuals from diverse backgrounds and interests ADVOCACY and PUBLIC POLICY REPRESENTATION Monitor federal, state and local issues, regulations and legislation that may affect the camping industry, campers, or the public's access to quality camping services. Issues include: Taxation School calendar regulations Preservation and access to public lands (e.g., use fees, permits ) Employment regulations (e.g. unemployment, minimum wage, etc.) Economic development Health and safety regulations (e.g. water testing, building codes, etc.) International camper/staff regulations Insurance requirements (health, liability, workers' compensation) -Provide proactive education, advocacy, collaboration and action to represent the interests of the camping industry and its clients -Actively lobby local, state and federal governments in support of North Carolina's youth camps -Retain and employ a professional lobbyist who builds and maintains ties with elected officials and government employees
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We just received news that NC Governor Pat McCrory signed HB 706 into law today!

House Bill 706, championed by Representative McGrady, provides that in the case of open air camp cabins, the state’s Building Code Council must not enforce requirements more stringent than the following:

1) The open air camp cabin must have at least two remote unimpeded exits, but lighted exit signs are not required;

2) The open air camp cabin will not be required to have plumbing or electrical systems, but if the cabin has these systems, then the provisions of the Building Code otherwise applicable to those systems apply; and

3) Smoke detectors and handheld fire extinguishers may be required as otherwise provided in the Building Code, but no requirement for a sprinkler system may be imposed.

“Open air camp cabins” are defined as single-story structures that (i) have three walls consisting of at least twenty percent (20%) screened openings no more than 44 inches above the floor; (ii) have no heating or cooling system; (iii) are occupied for no more than 150 days within any rolling 365-day time span; and (iv) accommodate 36 or fewer persons.

Thank you to Rep. Chuck McGrady and to all the NCYCA members who have worked many hours to make this a reality!
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