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Behavior Contract and Expectations

At Mile High Camp we expect campers and volunteers to encourage, support, and show respect toward one another. Each person at camp has a responsibility to make camp life positive and enjoyable. We expect all campers to follow the behavior expectations outlined below.

Behavior Expectations:

1.           Camp is about fun, exploration and growth. Respect for all in this process is the basic expectation.

2.           Campers will always treat everyone in the camp community with respect and show respect for others’ personal belongings, privacy, and feelings.

3.           Campers will remain with their counselors, follow directions, and abide by camp rules.

4.           Campers will not be involved with smoking, alcohol use, illegal drugs, weapons, vandalism, theft, or any other illegal behavior.

5.           Campers will use appropriate language; profanity will not be tolerated.

6.           Campers will remain in camp unless on an escorted approved camp activity or for a medical emergency that requires transportation to an outside medical facility.

7.           Campers will respect the camp facility and its equipment. Campers will be responsible for all damage due to negligence or intentional vandalism.

8.           Respect the animals and plant life on the Mile High Summer Camp grounds and wherever camp activities take place and hike only on designated hiking trails.

9.           Shirts and shoes or sandals are required to be worn at all meals in the dining hall.

10.       Immediately report bleeds, cuts, scrapes and other injuries requiring medical attention to the staff nurse or doctor.

11.       Campers will wear clothes at ALL times.

12.       All campers are to be in their assigned cabins and quiet at lights out.

No Cell Phone Policy:

Possession of personal electronic devices including cell phones, iPods, gaming devices, etc. is prohibited. If found at the camp, they will be held by the camp director until the end of the camp session.

Mile High Summer Camp has a NO TOLERANCE POLICY for violence, aggression and threatening language.

Unacceptable Behaviors:

1.       Discrimination of another camper/staff member on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender identification, national origin, or handicap

2.       Physical fighting or violence toward another camper or staff member

3.       Use/possession of illegal substances or materials intended for the use of illegal substances (drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.)

4.       Leaving camp without permission

5.       Insubordination

6.       Verbal misconduct toward another child or staff member

7.       Possession of firearms or weapons of any kind

8.       The use of obscene, profanity, or vulgar language

9.       Any action that puts the safety of themselves, fellow campers, or staff at risk

10.   The secret use of cell phones

11.   Bullying behavior intended to intimidate, humiliate, demean, harass, or embarrass campers or staff

12.   Inappropriate physical contact with other campers and staff

a.      Playing rough (wrestling)

b.      Picking another child up against their consent (unless for medical or safety purposes)

c.      Pulling arms, pinching, hitting

d.      Swinging another child by the arms or legs

e.      Forcing a hug

f.       Allowing another camper to lie in bed with them

g.      Back rubs

h.      Kissing another child or staff member anywhere on the face or body

Disciplinary Process for Violating Behavior Contract:

1.       Discussion between camper and counselor over the inappropriate actions and define set goals and objectives to move forward.

2.       The Camp Director and leadership team will meet individually with the counselor and camper to turn the verbal goals and objectives into a documented Camper Improvement Plan.

3.       The camper and Camp Director will sign the plan.

4.       Campers’ guardians will be notified of the Camper Improvement Plan.

5.       If the camper does not agree to the plan, they will be immediately dismissed from Mile High Camp.

If the Camper Improvement Plan is violated:

1.       Upon notification of continued wrongful behavior, Mile High Leadership will be notified and required to immediately convene.

2.       The probation plan will be void, and immediate dismissal will be necessary.

3.       All accounts of the behavior will be documented on a Mile High Camp Incident Report Form.

4.       The decision will be explained to the camper in private, with all leadership team members present.

5.       The camper will be escorted to their cabin to pack their belongings (no other campers will be present).

6.       Campers’ guardians will be notified to remove camper from the premises within 24 hours.

Both the camper and guardian will be required to sign and return Behavior Contract before attending camp. We recommend reviewing the policy WITH your camper before signing.