Are you ready to have fun this summer? We are! In order for you to have a fun, exciting and safe summer, everyone needs to follow the same guidelines. Below is a list of the basic rules that you will need to follow while you’re at camp. Keep in mind that more specific rules will be talked about when you get here (mealtimes, bedtime, activities, etc.). Please read over all of these guidelines and make sure that you understand them. You will be expected to follow these guidelines upon arrival at YMCA Camp Wakonda. This form MUST be completed along with all required forms for your child to participate at Camp Wakonda. All forms MUST be turned in two weeks prior to your child’s attendance at camp.
WHILE AT CAMP WAKONDA:
- I will be honest and respectful (of my peers, my camp staff, and myself).
- I will follow directions and rules at camp.
- I will not act violently toward any camper or staff member.
- I will not steal or destroy property belonging to Camp Wakonda, other campers, or staff members.
- I will not use/practice inappropriate conduct and language.
- I will stay within camp boundaries.
- I will do my best to HAVE FUN!!!
Camp Behavior Policy:
Step 1: Inappropriate behavior is discussed with the camper by their counselor and/or program director, helping the camper to understand the rules and take responsibility for changing the behavior. The 4 core values of the YMCA, the ‘I’m Third’ motto, appropriate behavior as well as consequences are discussed.
Step 2: A call home is made by senior staff to discuss the behavior and gain insight. The camper will meet with the program director/camp director to discuss their actions, the negative impact these actions have, appropriate behavior and consequences should inappropriate behavior continue. Camper will call home.
Step 3: The camp director will inform parents that their camper cannot remain at camp. A parent or guardian will be asked to pick up the camper from Camp Wakonda as soon as possible. Parent or guardian is responsible for pick up/transportation of camper.
There are a few situations that will automatically result in a child being sent home. Those situations include, but are not limited to; causing physical injury to another camper, intentionally damaging another campers belongings or camp property, and violating other items on this Camper Conduct Policy.