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State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer - freeze tag.
That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game - along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball - poses a "significant risk of injury."
And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps.
Originally posted by FeraVerto
I miss the days I was a kid. freeze tag and hide & seek always made my head spin when I was younger.
Originally posted by gatewaywithin
reply to post by Misoir
It's ok kids, I have invented a new and safe game. It's called pin the grenade on the bureaucrat.
Everyone is welcome to give it a try.
Originally posted by Misoir
A little sensationalized, don't ya think?
Article explains - small camps have to register, pay $200 and possibly have some type of medical staff available - so first they have to define which activities fall under risky to label the camps.
Under the new rules, any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities - with at least one of them on the risky list - is deemed a summer camp and subject to state regulation.
Ritchie said the regulations could cripple small recreational programs, forcing them to pay a $200 fee to register as a summer camp and provide medical staff.
Read more: www.nydailynews.com... 4y3Q7Lz
She stressed that not every program will need to hire medical staff. Some simply need to have a plan in place to deal with medical emergencies.
"There will be flexibility in how the law is implemented," Mathis said.
Susan Craig, a spokeswoman for the city Health Department, said the new law is not expected to have much impact since most city programs already meet the state requirements.
Read more: www.nydailynews.com... 4yiIWfV
Yep, I agree. If you're going to have them play kick ball and my child twists an ankle, you better have some sort of medical plan/action in place to care for my child.