ERIC Number: ED175605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
(Compendium of State Laws and Regulations for Youth Camps).
Brookhiser, Judy, Comp.; van der Smissen, Betty, Comp.
State laws and regulations applicable to youth camp operations provided by state agencies are organized in this Compendium under ten major headings; personnel; program safety; personal health, first aid, and medical services; site and facilities; sanitation; food service; transportation; primitive camping and out-of-camp trips; day camping; and travel camps. These major areas are further divided into some 70 subcategories covering specific topics such as staff qualifications and responsibilities, staff-camper ratios, emergency procedures, hazardous and high risk activities, physical examinations, communicable diseases, facilities design, waste disposal, and meal planning. Within each subcategory the laws and regulations are arranged alphabetically by state and are, in nearly all cases, presented verbatim. The Compendium includes all legislation specific to youth camp licensing and regulation; it excludes, with few exceptions, general legislation applicable to youth camps. A section titled "Applicability" provides each state's definition of "camping" and explains types of camps which are named in the states' statutes or regulations. Additional information includes a list of states which require licenses or permits to operate a camp and a directory of agencies and personnel responsible for administering the youth camp laws and regulations. (JH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Note: Based on a draft issued in 1977 and revised in 1978; Small print may be marginally legible; Bleeding occurs on several pages and may make good reproducibility difficult