Wisconsin Regulation Update

Technical Bulletins,

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) they will will host two live virtual Q&A sessions to answer questions that people may have about ATCP 78 that makes changes related to both HIGH and LOW element rope/challenge courses located at recreational and educational camps (often called Summer Camps, but may include other types of locations) in Wisconsin.

ATCP also included other topic areas not related to challenge courses and those areas will also be discussed at the session.

The Q&A sessions will be held on the following dates:
September 19, 9-10:30 am (CDT) Recording Available (relevant info at 4:1514.52, and 1:10:54
October 24, 9-10:30 am (CDT)

The ATCP 78 changes include things like:

  • Requirements for High and low element challenge course written third-party inspection within past 24 months
  • “Specialized program activity” and “trained adult” requirements and definitions.

The entire ATCP78 document is available here: https://datcp.wi.gov/Documents2/atcp78-7-1-2023.pdf
Of interest is ATCP 78.26(3) on page 608-15

More information can by found on these recorded webinars conducted by DATCP - https://youtu.be/QPBjCjw-Exk?si=q5eykZyJarM7N6Ee&t=720
and also here: https://youtu.be/xUrWEcKMkqA?si=GLBmaQL0u2J4i2YR&t=870

Register for the Q&A session(s) directly with DATCP at: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/RecEdCamp.aspx