Camp participants are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while at camp. In order to provide all campers and staff with a camp experience that is safe and enjoyable, the following guidelines have been established. A caring and positive approach will be taken regarding discipline. Camp staff will reinforce appropriate behavior through positive reinforcement, firm statements and redirection of activity. All campers must understand and follow the guidelines set forth. Camp staff will review these rules at the beginning of each week.
Please review with your child prior to the first day of camp and return to the day camp staff or the M-BCP&R Administrative Office. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We hope your child has a great summer!
General rules and guidelines:
TALK IN A PLEASANT MANNER
- ALWAYS have a positive attitude and have fun. Foul language, putdowns and bullying WILL NOT be accepted.
OBEY CAMP RULES
- Be safe! Always obey camp rules, pool rules and bus rules. Use inside voices while indoors.
-Take care of all equipment and supplies with proper usage and respect.
- Always show respect for all staff members and their belongings including but not limited to counselors, lifeguards, bus drivers and fellow campers.
-Electronics (phones, tablets etc.) must be put away in campers’ bags during camp hours. These items are to be used during before/after care ONLY. This is a privilege that can be revoked. Campers who repeatedly fail to follow this rule will receive a written letter home. M-BCP&R Staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Aggressive behavior, fighting, biting etc. that is threatening to others or themselves will result in the camper to be removed from camp IMMEDIATELY. We have a ZERO tolerance policy for these types of actions.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR COUNSELOR
- If a camper needs help, has concerns, is being picked on or bullied by other campers he/she is asked to speak to the counselors IMMEDIATELY so that these issues are taken care of. While our counselors are doing their best supervising campers and providing instruction for games and activities, they may not see every event or incident that occurs. It is important that the campers and parents communicate any concerns so that they can be handled properly. The sooner the counselors are made aware they will be able to reinforce camp rules so that every child can enjoy their time at camp.
Depending on the severity of the behavior, we MAY skip any step below. (I.e. aggressive behavior, bullying, repeat offenses, etc.)
Step 1: - Verbal Warning/Time Out or time away from the group. Campers will sit out from activities that may include but not limited to games, crafts, swimming or a special event. Parents will be notified of their child’s time out.
Step 2: - A Written Warning will be given to a parents/guardian if a child continues in unacceptable behavior. Staff will speak with the child and their parent/guardian. The parent/guardian will receive a copy of the warning and will be required to pick your child up from camp immediately. In some cases, the child may be suspended from camp for 1-2 days after the incident, depending on the situation.
Step 3: Withdrawn/Suspended- After receiving (2) two written warnings a camper will be withdrawn from camp for the remainder of the season and will not be permitted to sign up for Summer Day Camp in the future. No refunds will be given if campers are removed from camp for any remaining days paid.