Campgrounds &  Recreational Education Camps

St. Croix County Public Health is an agent of State of WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection (DATCP) for ATCP 79 Campground and ATCP 78 Recreational Educational Camp codes licensing and inspecting the following licensing types:

Campground

"Campground" means any parcel or tract of land owned by a person, the state or a local government, which is designed, maintained, intended or used for the purpose of providing sites for non-permanent overnight use by 4 or more camping units, or by one to 3 camping units if the parcel or tract of land is represented as a campground.

Special Event Campground

"Special event campground" means a single event such as a fair, rally or festival involving the gathering of camping units for a maximum of 7 consecutive nights.

Recreational Educational Camp

"Recreational Educational Camp" means a premises, including temporary and permanent structures, that is operated as an overnight living quarters where both food and lodging or facilities for food and lodging are provided for children or adults or both children and adults for a planned program of recreation or education, and that is offered free of charge or for payment of a fee by a person or by the state or a local unit of government. "Camp" does not include any of the following:

  • An overnight planned program of recreation or education for adults or families at an establishment holding a current hotel or motel or restaurant permit.
  • An overnight planned program of recreation or education for less than 4 consecutive nights and with permanent facilities for food and lodging.
  • An overnight planned program for credit at an accredited academic institution of higher education.
  • A tournament, competition, visitation, recruitment, campus conference or professional sports team training camp.