10.16.06.52

.52 Specialized Activity and Camp Trip Safety.

A. Safety Plan. An operator shall ensure that a written safety plan:

(1) Is prepared for each specialized activity, specialized activity location, and trip before a camper participates in a specialized activity or embarks on a trip;

(2) Defines and addresses the potential health and safety risks for each specialized activity and trip;

(3) Identifies camp staff members' qualifications and responsibilities for each specialized activity and trip;

(4) Includes operating procedures for:

(a) Informing a parent or guardian, camper, staff member, and volunteer of the activity before a camper participates in an activity or embarks on a trip;

(b) Obtaining written authorization from a child's parent or guardian before the child participates in an activity or embarks on a trip;

(c) Participation eligibility requirements;

(d) Supervision requirements including camper to staff member ratios;

(e) Safety rules, standards, and practices; and

(f) Equipment use, maintenance, and storage; and

(5) When an activity occurs off the camp premises, includes procedures for:

(a) Maintaining campers, staff members, and volunteers' health and emergency information including when and where the information is maintained;

(b) Emergency communication;

(c) Designating a contact person; and

(d) Attendance.

B. Camp Trip.

(1) Staff Members. An operator shall ensure that on a camp trip:

(a) A director is present;

(b) One adult staff member, adult volunteer, counselor, or assistant counselor is on duty and supervising the campers for each group of ten campers or a fraction of ten campers;

(c) An adult with cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification from a national organization is on duty; and

(d) An adult with first aid certification from a national organization is on duty.

(2) An operator shall ensure that the camp's contact person maintains trip information including:

(a) A roster of participants;

(b) Departure and return times;

(c) Attendance during the:

(i) Departure;

(ii) Activity; and

(iii) Return;

(d) An itinerary;

(e) The route taken; and

(f) Inclement weather plans;

C. Specialized Activity and Camp Trip Safety Training. An operator shall ensure that:

(1) Not more than 30 calendar days before working at the camp's specialized activity or participating in a trip, each staff member or volunteer:

(a) Is trained in the camp's safety plan;

(b) Demonstrates knowledge of the camp's safety plan; and

(c) Is provided with the opportunity to discuss the procedures and have any questions answered by a supervisor; and

(2) Documentation is kept on file that each staff member or volunteer received the training required in §C(1) of this regulation.

D. Specialized Activity and Camp Trip Safety Procedures. An operator shall ensure that:

(1) A camper is instructed in safety procedures and the use of protective equipment;

(2) A camper, staff member, or volunteer is provided with and uses safety equipment suitable to the specialized activity or camp trip; and

(3) The specialized activity or trip is conducted according to the safety plan.