Overview

Day Camp staff make every effort to ensure all campers have a positive experience at camp. When a camper does not follow the behavior guidelines, we will take the following action steps.

  1. Staff will redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior.
  2. If inappropriate behavior continues, the camper will be reminded of behavior guidelines and camp rules and the camper will be asked to decide on action steps to correct his/her behavior.
  3. Staff will document the situation, the inappropriate behavior and action taken. Parents will be notified.
  4. If the situation is not resolved and inappropriate behavior continues, as a final action step, the camper will be dismissed from camp.

Unacceptable Behavior

  • Refusing to follow the behavior guidelines or camp rules
  • Using profanity, vulgarity or obscenity
  • Stealing or damaging property (personal or camp property)
  • Refusal to participate in activities or cooperate with staff
  • Disrupting the program
  • Leaving the program without permission
  • Endangering the health and safety of children and/or staff
  • Physical violence or bullying/teasing toward another camper or staff will not be tolerated.

Camper Support and Parent/Guardian Communication Plan

Day Camp is designed to be a fun and amazing outdoor experience for kids, but we recognize that the small and large group community and activities may not be the best fit for all campers. In order to best support the safety and enjoyment of camp, we employ Youth Advocates to work with any behavior redirection or concerns that occur while in our program. Please know that we will communicate with families through phone calls or written notification if there are any behavior concerns with your child. It is our goal and responsibility to ensure all kids have positive camp experience. In order to maintain strong parameters of being safe in the outdoors, we typically follow a three incident policy. If a camper purposefully hurts themselves, another camper, or a staff we will require they go home for the day. If campers run away from their group and don’t stay within sight and hearing range of their staff members, they may also need to go home. If the behavior continues when the child returns to camp and depending on the severity of the incidents, we reserve the right to remove the child from the program for the remainder of the summer season.