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Assemblymember Holden Reintroduces Child Camp Safety Bill

For immediate release:

Sacramento, CA – This week, Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced AB 262, which directs the Department of Social Services (DSS) to lead a stakeholder group to develop regulations that will protect children while attending day and overnight camps.

“When parents take their children to day camps throughout the year, it is under the assumption that they will be protected, make friends, and return home safely afterwards,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “We want to give parents and guardians a peace of mind to ensure they know their child is cared for.”

AB 262 would direct DSS to establish regulations with other stakeholders that will protect child welfare, establish an appropriate licensing program for camps, and provide parents and caregivers with accessible and transparent information on camp safety.

“While we do our best as parents to help guide and protect our children, it is not their responsibility to worry about their own safety, it is the responsibility of the adults providing supervision while their parent or guardians are at work,” said Holden.