ERIC Number: ED157660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Camp Safety & Health. Suggested State Statute & Regulations.
Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
To assist state regulatory agencies in development of comprehensive youth camp safety programs, this publication contains a brief suggested statute that could be used for initiation or modification of any state's youth camp safety programs and it outlines minimal regulations. Various categories of camps are covered--day, primitive, residential, travel, trip, and troop. Regulations are suggested in categories including: (1) definitions, (2) general supervision--ratio of counselors to campers, camp director, supervision of specialized activities, personnel records, (3) general health and safety--health records, injury and illness reports, health staff, medication, first aid supplies, equipment, emergency procedures, injury control, fire safety, (4) licensing requirement, submission of plans, (5) camp construction--site location, buildings, living shelters, (6) swimming and diving areas--management, vector control, water quality, safety and rescue equipment, plumbing fixtures, electrical safety, (7) water supply, (8) waste disposal, sanitary facilities, (9) insect, rodent, weed control, (10) farm and domestic animals, (11) food service--food supplies, storage, personnel, equipment, sanitary controls, (12) transportation. The appendix lists individuals from voluntary agencies, camping and recreational groups, and state and federal agencies who helped develop the statute and regulations. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.