Youth Camp Advisory Committee Agenda

February 8, 2023 - 10:00 am

Department of State Health Services, Robert Bernstein Building, Room K-100
1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas
United States

This meeting will also be streamed live online here: via webcast, and the teleconference number is 512-580-4366 conference ID 589 639 578#

  1. Welcome, call to order, and roll call. (Chair)
  2. Review and approval of the meeting minutes as written from the last meeting of the Youth Camp Advisory Committee September 21, 2022. (Chair)
  3. Program updates (Jeff Mantia)
    • Swimming pool inspection form updated and inspector training.
    • Program’s opinion on question raised by camping industry at conference regarding camper “free time” and supervision requirements.
    • 2022 licensing and inspection numbers, and enforcement activity
  4. Public Comment (any member may also provide comment)
  5. Set next meeting date (Chair)
  6. Adjourn (any member may make a motion to adjourn)

The committee may take action on any agenda item.

Public Comment: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Texas youth camps. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at:

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to DSHS by emailing no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, February 6, 2023. Please include your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the registration form. Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you with the information about joining the meeting. Registration must be completed no later than 5:00 pm, Monday, February 6, 2023. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Chat section to submit a request to provide public comment. The request must contain your name and the organization you are representing, or if you are speaking as a private citizen as well as your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, affiliation, and whom they are speaking on behalf of. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to committee members, State staff and for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting. It is not permissible for public speakers to interject or ask questions to committee members during the rest of the meeting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Jeff Mantia, R.S., Compliance Officer, Department of State Health Services, Public Sanitation and Retail Food Safety Group, 512-231-5753,

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Mr. Mantia at 512-231-5753 at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.