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NY Will Allow ‘Red Rover’ At Day Camps

From a deeply saddened Associated Press:

NY backs off rules on kickball, tag at day camps

By Chris Carola, Associated Press – Tue Apr 19, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state health officials have yanked a set of proposed guidelines for what were initially deemed risky day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball.

Health department spokeswoman Claudia Hutton says the rules and lists of games and activities were sent out to municipalities and other camp operators under the previous administration.

She says that after a review spurred by a lawmaker’s questions Friday and subsequent news reports, they’ve been judged too detailed and amount to micromanagement.

Hutton said Tuesday that the department will continue gathering information during a comment period that ends May 16 and will formulate new safety regulations that are broader.

When the heat is off and nobody is paying attention. After all, what they really want is to have kids sit indoors all day and read Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky.

And they wonder why there is a problem with childhood obesity.

The regulations are required under a 2009 rule meant to close a loophole in the law that allowed indoor day camps to operate without the same state oversight applied to outdoor day camps.

And we can’t have loopholes like that. After all, all of New York State’s other problems have long since solved.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “NY Will Allow ‘Red Rover’ At Day Camps”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    It appears to me we have two options. Either be condemned to a life of living seat belted into Government approved chairs with our helmets on, raising our hands to ask permission to pee, or, we can rise up violently and (redacted for Steve’s sake) and when the (redacted) and then (redacted) … these pagan greedhead safety nannies will never darken the face of the earth again.

  2. proreason says:

    I can’t believe they would even consider banning a game with the word “red” in the title.

  3. Right of the People says:

    New York state health officials have yanked a set of proposed guidelines for what were initially deemed risky day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball.

    Tag is risky? Oh I get it, some five year old might have a stroke or heart attack running around chasing some other five year old after eating a few too many Happy Meals. It’s much safer sitting at the console of an X-Box or PlayStation and making your avatar chase someone else’s avatar.

    We’re becoming a nation of wimps.


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