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HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 1486 and Related Bills
BILLS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

OF PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH CAMP SAFETY

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 15, 16, 1974;

JUNE 12, AND 13, 1974; AND
BEAR MOUNTAIN, N.Y., JUNE 7, 1974

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

CARL D. PERKINS, Chairman

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1974

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota
JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

JOIN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey ALPHONZO BELL, California
JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

EDWIN D. ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

EARL F. LANDGREBE, Indiana PHILLIP BURTON, California

ORVAL HANSEN, Idaho JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri

JACK F. KEMP, New York SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York

PETER A. PEYSER, New York MARIO BIAGGI, New York

DAVID TOWELL, Nevada ELLA T. GRASSO, Connecticut

RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

ROBERT J. HUBER, Michigan
HERMAN BADILLO, New York
IKE ANDREWS, North Carolina
WIL IAM LEHMAN, Florida
JAIME BENITEZ, Puerto Rico

SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR

DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey, Chairman JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin PHILLIP BURTON, California

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey ELLA T. GRASSO, Connecticut

PETER A. PEYSER, New York JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan HERMAN BADILLO, New York

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Hearings held in-
Washington, D.C.:

May 15, 1974
May 16, 1974
June 12, 1974

June 13, 1974
Bear Mountain, N.Y.: June 7, 1974.
Text of H.R. 1486...
Statement of -

Ball, Mrs. Joan, State legislation chairman of the New York State

Congress of Parents and Teachers, the PTA.
Castro, Nash, general manager of the Palisades Interstate Park Com-

mission, accompanied by John Reid, superintendent of camps of the

Palisades Interstate Park Commission.--
Christofero, L. S., manager, Camping and Engineering Service, Boy

Scouts of America, North Brunswick, N.J.-
Cooper, Theodore, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health,

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, accompanied by
Frank E. Samuel, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation
(Health); Bruce Dull, M.D., Assistant Director for the Program,
Center for Disease Control; and J. Michael Lane, M.D., Center for

Disease Control, HEW, Atlanta, Ga----
Feehery, James, director of camping services, Michigan State Depart-

ment of Social Services...
Gates, Howard III, P.E. chief, camp and recreation section, New York

State Health Department..
Haughie, Dr. Glenn, Monroe County, Health Department.
Kirk, Dr. John J., New Jersey School of Conservation..
Krieger, David, son of owner of Camp Monroe, Monroe, N. Y
Kurman, Mitch, Westport, Conn.--
Oakerson, Mary, member, National Board, Girl Scouts of America,

accompanied by Marianne Pinney, National Staff Member, Task
Force for Youth Camp Safety; and Kathleen B. Ross, Washington

representative..
Rosenthal, Hon. Benjamin S., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York.
Solomon, Mrs. Ben, Leadership Library
Stolz, Alan J., Westport, Conn., representing the American Camping

Association
Sussman, Dr. Oscar, director, consumer health services, State of New

Jersey
Tofany, Vincent L., president, National Safety Council, accompanied

by Harry N. Rosenfield, general counsel, National Safety Council;
and John Flemming, manager, public safery department, National
Safety Council
Williams, Ms. Charlotte, vice president, Alpha II, consultants, social

systems management, Sacramento, Calif.; Dr. Kenneth G. Cook,
Ph. D., Century Research Corporation, Arlington, Va.; and Dr.
Peter J. Verhoven, National Recreation & Park Association,

Arlington, Va.
Prepared statements, letters, supplemental material, etc.:

Camp Fire Girls, Inc., New York, N.Y., position statement of ...
Christofero, L. S., manager, camping and engineering service, Boy
Scouts of America, North Brunswick, N.J.:
"National Standard Camp Rating 1974 Information and score

sheet"...
Statement of..
1974 National Standards for Scout Camps of the Boy Scouts of
America -

197

191 143

43

20

214

501

536

112 109

113

Prepared statements, letters, supplemental material, etc-Continued

Collins, Hon. James M., a Representative in Congress from the State Page
of Texas, letter to Chairman Daniels, dated May 13, 1974...

538
Cook, Dr. Kenneth G., vice president, Century Research Corp.,
Arlington, Va., prepared statement of .-

501
Cooper, Dr. Theodore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, HEW:
"Draft of Final Report to Center for Disease Control on Youth
Camp Safety," a draft--

479

"Field Data Collection Used In Investigation of Youth Camp

Safety,” a report.

374

"Investigation of Youth Camp Safety," a compilation.

243-288
Negotiated contract with Century Research Corp--

235
Negotiated contract with Computing & Software, Inc.-

270
“Report on Youth Camp Safety Pursuant to Public Law 92-
318,” a pamphlet-.

287
“Study of Youth Camp Safety- Appendices," a study -

434
“Suggested Model State Youth Camp Act and Regulations," a
prepared document.--

416

Feehery, James, director of camping services, Michigan State Depart-

ment of Social Services:

Prepared statement of..

95

1973 children's camp accident or illness reports-

94

Gubser, Hon. Charles S., a Representative in Congress from the State

of California, letter to Chairman Perkins, dated October 1, 1974,
enclosing letter from Mrs. Bonnie D. French, headmistress of
Hillbrook School...

540

Hecht, James L., Richmond, Va., letter to Hon. Peter A. Peyser, dated

April 27, 1974.

41

Kahn, Mrs. Fritz R., chairman, Legislative Service Committee, Na-

tional Congress of Parents and Teachers, prepared statement of 537
Krotenberg, Stanley, attorney, Tuscon, Ariz., letter to Mitch Kurman,
Westport, Conn., dated February 8, 1974. -

43
Lack, Gary, Rochester, N.Y., letter to Mitch Kurman, Westport,
Conn., dated April 23, 1974.-

43

Lane, Dr. J. Michael, Center for Disease Control, HEW, Atlanta, Ga.,

Number of hours spent by Century Field Personnel (table).

497

McKinney, Hon. Stewart B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Connecticut, prepared statement of --

538

Oakerson, Mary, member, National Board, Girl Scouts of the United
States of America, prepared statement of

197
O'Keeffe, Paul, counsel, Norman L. Yu and Co., Inc., Whittier, Calif.,

letter to Mitch Kurman, Westport, Conn., dated April 18, 1974.. 42

Pickle, Hon. J. J., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Texas, prepared statement of------

539

Rosenthal, Hon. Benjamin S., a Representative in Congress from the

State of New York, prepared statement of..

191

Ross, Kathleen B., Washington Representative, Girl Scouts of the

U.S.A., letter to Chairman Daniels, dated July 23, 1974.-

212

Schwartz, Melvin M., La Jolla, Calif., letter to Chairman Daniels,

dated October 31, 1973..

536

Stolz, Alan J., national legislation chairman, American Camping

Association:

Appendix to Prepared statement of

47

Prepared statement of

44

Sussman, Dr. Oscar, director, Consumer Health Services, State De-

partment of Health, Trenton, N.J., statement of.

22

Tofany, Vincent L., president, National Safety Council, "Examples of

Materials and Safety Messages Provided by the National Safety

Council,” an appendix to testimony

219

Verhoven, Dr. Peter J., National Recreation and Park Association,

Arlington, Va., prepared statement of..

506

Weicker, Hon. Lowell, Jr., a United States Senator from the State of

Connecticut, statement of ..

539

Williams, Ms. Charlotte, vice president, Alpha II, Consultants, Social

Systems Management, Sacramento, Calif., prepared statement of... 504

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