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Stake Out Camps and Campground Classifications

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Stake Out Camps and Campground Classifications

June 9, 2021

Campgrounds are places where customers pay a fee to use a space for camping. In exchange for a nightly campground fee, customers have access to a designated camping spot where they can pitch a tent or park a trailer or recreational vehicle on a short-term basis. Some campgrounds may offer organized activities such as nature walks or nightly campfires, however, participation in activities is optional, and campers are free to spend time as they choose. 

The operation and maintenance of the campground and facilities include activities such as cleaning restrooms, removing trash and enforcing rules regarding noise, pets, parking and similar issues. 

Campground operations are assigned to Classification 9015(1), Building Operation – N.O.C. – all other employees – including resident employees, which is part of the Property Management/Operation Industry Group. Classification 9015(1) states, in part: “This classification applies to the management or operation of properties such as individual apartment or condominium units (not apartment or condominium complexes), single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes and other residential properties consisting of not more than three units per building, undeveloped land, recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds that are not described by another Property Management/Operation classification.” 

Overnight camps with organized activities, including but not limited to children’s overnight summer camps, are assigned to Classification 9048(1), Camps.

CAMPS – recreational or educational – all operations – including Clerical Office Employees at camp locations

This classification applies to camps that provide supervised recreational or educational activities with guidance or counseling services, and with overnight facilities for camp participants.

Firms that solely operate recreational and/or educational day camps that do not include overnight lodging shall be assigned to Classification 9059, Day Care Centers.


Unlike campgrounds, the activities at a camp are supervised, meaning organized activities are scheduled throughout the time spent at camp. While children’s away-from-home summer camps are the most common example, family camps with supervised activities are also classified as 9048(1). Typical recreational activities may include swimming, hiking, boating, archery, gymnastics, arts and crafts, and drama. Many camps take place at rural or wilderness locations; however, educational camps may also be conducted at college campuses or similar locations. Educational camps may provide programs related to science, math, computer, music and language. Because campers stay overnight and participate in organized activities, and may include children who are away from home, the staff retained by camp operators typically include activity leaders, instructors, lifeguards and counselors and may include food services. Classification 9048(1) includes clerical office employees at camp locations; clerical employees who do not work at camp locations may qualify for assignment to Classification 8810, Clerical Office Employees – N.O.C.

Many children’s summer camps are day camps where the attendees do not stay overnight. As indicated in the footnote to Classification 9048(1), recreational or educational day camps that do not include overnight lodging are assigned to Classification 9059, Day Care Centers – child – not residential care facilities – all employees – including receptionists.

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