July 2013 045The S.T.ART Program is an enrichment program, not a summer camp, for the following reasons.

According to Orange County Department of Health’s requirements, this program will not include:

Non passive recreational activities with significant risk of injury, which “are those that pose a significant risk of traumatic brain injury, injury to neck or spine, bone fractures or dislocations, lacerations requiring treatment to close, second or third degree burns to 5% or more of the body, loss of vision, or death. These may include diving, boating, horseback riding, rock climbing, shooting sports and other activities determined by the State Department of Health based on such characteristics as height, speed, water depth, physical contact with another participant or object, and/or use of equipment associated with the activity.” By definition, our program is “conducted for the purpose of classroom educational instruction … [and has] one or more nonpassive recreational activities with significant risk of injury when such activities are conducted as part of a one hour or less recess period constituting no more than one fifth of the program’s daily operation, and which occur on a playground, in a gymnasium, or similar setting.”