Thank you for enrolling your child at St. Mark’s Church Summer Camp. It is our intention to provide your child with a fun, safe and secure environment. In order to ensure the quality of this program and safety of the campers, each participant must follow program rules. Every parent/guardian is required to read the following information to his/her camper and sign and return the conduct Discipline Policy Form to camp. (This must be on file prior to the start of camp Campers are encouraged to practice those social skills that will allow them to resolve conflicts and meet their needs without the use of harmful or destructive behaviors. When disciplinary situations occur that requires intervention, camp staff provides the child with clear explanations as to why specific behavior is inappropriate. They then help him/her find alternative behavior that fits within the camp guidelines of appropriate behavior. These guidelines revolve around concerns for the safety of all members in camp.
St. Mark’s Summer Camp Program Campers shall agree to: 1)Follow instructions by camp staff promptly to ensure safety. 2)Show respect to all campers, staff, equipment and property. No put downs, insults, or teasing is allowed. 3)Keep hands, feet, head and other body parts to yourself unless part of an activity led by camp staff. Fighting, hitting, theft, destruction of camp property, etc. WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. 4)Not walk away from staff supervision or leave the camp premises without parents/guardian 5)Appropriate language at all times. 6)Maintain a positive attitude and have a fun summer
Staff Discipline Response 1.Verbal Warning 2.Time Out/Activity Privilege Withheld. 3.1st Parent Contact (Parent/Guardian will be notified at pick-up or by phone call that their child has violated a rule of the community agreement and parent will be aware of further disciplinary action that may occur if child continues misbehavior) 4.Parent is asked to Pick-Up Child and be Sent Home: (Parent/Guardian will be contacted to pick up their camper immediately and the child will be suspended from camp for the remainder of the day. Parents will also receive an “Incident Report” the same day of the incident.