5101:2-18-02 Programs that are exempt from being a registered or an approved child day camp.

(A) A person operating any of the following programs is exempt from being registered with or approved by the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) as a child day camp as required in Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code and sections 5104.21 and 5104.22 of the Revised Code.

(1) A child day camp that operates for two or fewer consecutive weeks, and for no more than a total of two weeks during each calendar year.

(2) Supervised training, instruction, or activities for children that are conducted on an organized or periodic basis no more than one day a week and for no more than six hours duration. These programs shall be conducted for specific areas, such as but not limited to, art, drama, dance, music, gymnastics, swimming or another athletic skill or sport, computers or an education subject.

(3) Programs where at least one parent, custodian or guardian of each child attending or participating is on the child day camp activity site and is readily accessible at all times. A child day camp that is on the premises of a parent's, custodian's or guardian's place of employment shall be registered in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code and section 5104.21 of the Revised Code. A place of employment does not include a camp in which a parent, custodian or guardian of a child enrolled in the camp also has duties in that program.

(4) Child day camps that are funded and regulated or operated and regulated by any state department other than the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS), when ODJFS has determined that the rules governing the child day camp are equivalent to or exceed the rules in Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A person operating a child day camp that is exempt from being registered or approved under this rule may choose to register as a child day camp. All requirements of the applicable rules in Chapter 5101:2-18 of the Administrative Code shall apply to any exempt child day camp that chooses to register.

Effective: 04/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 04/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.21
Rule Amplifies: 5104.21
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/93 (Emer), 9/1/93, 4/1/03