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mission, accompanied by John Reid, superintendent of camps of the
Christofero, L. S., manager, Camping and Engineering Service, Boy
Scouts of America, North Brunswick, N.J.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, accompanied by
Disease Control, HEW, Atlanta, Ga---
ment of Social Services.--
State Health Department..
Sussman, Dr. Oscar, director, consumer health services, State of New
Christofero, L. S., manager, camping and engineering service, Boy
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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,
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
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
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:
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
To provide for the development and implementation of programs
for youth camp safety.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 That this Act may be cited as the “Youth Camp Safety Act”.
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
(A) any parcel or parcels of land having the gen
eral characteristics and features of a camp as the term
is generally understood, used wholly or in part for recreational or educational purposes and accommodating five
or more children under 18 years of age, living apart from
their relatives, parents, or legal guardians for a period
of, or portions of, 5 days or more, and includes a site that
is operated as a day camp or as a resident camp; and
(B) any travel camp which sponsors or conducts
group tours within the United States, or foreign group tours originating or terminating within a State, for edu
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.
(2) The term "youth camp safety standards” means