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Parents & Campers Responsibility

Parent Responsibilities

Please feel free to give us your comments, input and ideas on how to make our summer camp better.  This will allow us to make the necessary changes in the program and to recognize staff members that are providing outstanding service to your children.

You are always welcome to visit camp.  We also encourage you to talk with our staff about the program and any needs or special successes your child is experiencing.

Children’s actions at camp often reflect problems they are experiencing at home (i.e. pet’s death, parents divorcing, fight with sibling, etc.).  If any such disruptive experience should occur, please inform the Director or counselor.  This will enable us to better meet the needs of your child.

 

Lost Articles

Label Everything!! This will minimize the opportunity for your child to lose an item at camp. We do provide lost and found at the Front Desk. At the end of camp all items unclaimed will be donated to charity. We are not financially responsible for children’s losses, but we will make every effort to locate the lost item. PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL ALL ITEMS.

 

Discipline

Mutual respect will be shown for all participants. We will relate to children on an individual basis. Rules and expectations as well as consequences will be made known to the child upon entry into camp. Should a discipline problem arise:

The child will be spoken to in hopes that discussion and redirecting the child to another activity is all that is required to correct the problem. A warning will also be given.

If the discussion and redirection does not seem to help, the child will be put in “time-out” * for a short period.

Should problem behavior continue, the parent/guardian will be notified and documentation of the behavior, past, and present, will begin.

If these steps do not correct the problem, the parent/guardian, child, counselor and Director will meet to discuss corrective procedures.

Should this process prove unsuccessful and behavior problems are not corrected, the child may be dismissed from the camp.

“Time-out” is the removal of a child for a short period of time (1 minute for every year of the child’s age) from a situation in which the child is misbehaving and has not responded to other discipline techniques. The “time-out” is located away from the group activity, but within the counselor’s sight. During “time-out” the child has a chance to think about the misbehavior that led to his/her removal from the group. After a brief interval, the staff member discusses the incident and appropriate behavior with the child. When the child returns to the group, the incident is over and the child is treated with the same affection and respect shown to the other children.