Is Kickball Dangerous For Your Kids??
I remember growing up as a kid and playing kickball during recess at school or playing dodgeball in gym or just getting together with a bunch of friends looking for something to do and wind up playing a game of wiffle ball. I always had fun and never once did i get hurt.
Well, the very State that we live in doesn’t believe many of these childhood games are safe. The New York State Department of Health has created a list of “risky activities” in response to a law passed in 2009. According to the New York Daily News, the law sought to close a loophole that legislators said allowed too many indoor camp programs to operate without oversight. Under the new regulations, 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.
Some of the “Dangerous Activities” on this list include:
Capture the Flag
Steal the Bacon
Any Variety of Tag
New York State Senator Patty Ritchie was quoted as saying this about the regulations:
“It looks like Albany bureaucrats are looking for kids to just sit in a corner in a house all day and not be outside”