10.16.06.53

.53 Transportation.

A. When a camper, staff member, or volunteer is transported, an operator shall ensure that:

(1) Transportation is provided according to applicable State law;

(2) A transportation safety plan is developed and implemented that includes:

(a) Transportation safety rules, standards, and practices;

(b) Supervision requirements including camper to staff ratios;

(c) Emergency transportation services; and

(d) Severe weather procedures;

(3) Not more than 30 calendar days before the camp uses transportation, each staff member or volunteer involved in the transportation and each transportation service provider or driver:

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

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

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

(4) Documentation is kept on file that each staff member or volunteer received the training required in §A(3) of this regulation;

(5) A camper, staff member, or volunteer is provided with and uses transportation safety equipment;

(6) The driver of a vehicle is:

(a) An adult; and

(b) Licensed according to applicable State law;

(7) The number of occupants in a vehicle does not exceed the vehicle manufacturer's seating capacity;

(8) Before a camper is transported, written authorization from a camper's parent or guardian is obtained; and

(9) Vehicular traffic is controlled on the campsite.

B. When the camp operator provides or arranges camper transportation to camp, from camp, or to and from camp, the operator shall:

(1) Ensure that a director is available for consultation;

(2) Provide written information to the camper's parent or guardian that includes the:

(a) Camper's pick-up time and designated pick-up location;

(b) Camper's drop-off time and designated drop-off location;

(c) Camp's pick-up and drop-off safety procedures;

(d) Camp's policy concerning the camp's responsibility for supervising a camper when the camper is picked up, dropped off, and transported;

(3) Obtain a written agreement from the camper's parent or guardian concerning the parent's or guardian's responsibility for supervising a camper before the camper is picked up and after the camper is dropped off; and

(4) In addition to the driver, ensure that one assistant counselor or adult is on duty and supervising the campers when there are ten or more campers in a vehicle.

C. An operator may not transport a camper in a:

(1) Non-passenger vehicle; or

(2) An individual's car without obtaining written authorization from the:

(a) Camper's parent or guardian; and

(b) Owner of the vehicle.