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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 Bull, 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-.-.

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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 92318,” 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 Department 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, National 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 Department 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 statoment of... 504

YOUTH CAMP SAFETY ACT

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1974

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SELECT SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR
OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 9 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 2175, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. Dominick V. Daniels (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Daniels, Gaydos, Esch, Forsythe, Sarasin, and Peyser.

Staff members present: Daniel H. Krivit, subcommittee counsel; Alexandria J. Kisla, clerk; Denny Medlin, legislative assistant, and Yvonne Franklin, minority legislative associate.

Mr. DANIELS. The Select Subcommittee on Labor will come to order.

We are here this morning to consider H.R. 1486 and related bills to protect youths attending resident, day, and travel camps, by establishing Federal standards to provide Federal assistance to the States to develop their own programs, [Text of H.R. 1486 follows:

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93 CONGRESS

IsT SESSION

H. R. 1486

IN TIIE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JANUARY 9, 1973 Mr. DOMINICK V. Dixiels (for himself and Mr. PEYSER) introduced the follow

ing bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To provide for the development and implementation of programs

for youth camp safety.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 That this Act may be cited as the “Youth Camp Safety Act”.

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SEC. 2. It is the purpose of this Act to protect and safe

6 guard the health and well being of the youth of the Nation

7 attending day camps, resident camps, and travel camps, by

8 providing for establishment of Federal standards for safe 9 operation of youth camps, to provide Federal assistance to

10 the States in developing programs for implementing safety

standards for youth camps, to provide for the Federal im1 plementation of safety, standards fon youtu amps in States 2 which do not implement such standards and for Federal 3 recreational camps, thereby providing assurance to parents 4 and interested citizens that youth camps and Federal recrea

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(A) any parcel or parcels of land having the gen

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eral characteristics and features of a camp as the term

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is generally understood, used wholly or in part for recreational or educational purposes and accommodating five

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or more children under 18 years of age, living apart from

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their relatives, parents, or legal guardians for a period

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of, or portions of, 5 days or more, and includes a site that

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is operated as a day camp or as a resident camp; and

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(B) any travel camp which sponsors or conducts

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group tours within the United States, or foreign group tours originating or terminating within a State, for edu

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cational or recreational purposes, accommodating within the group five or more children under 18 years of age, living apart from their relatives, parents, or legal guardians for a period of 5 days or more.

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(2) The term "youth camp safety standards” means

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