Standards for Behavior
At Camp Sarsaparilla, we follow all of the guidelines for camp behavior set forth in schools and youth programs. The goal for these standards is the creation of a safe, positive, and respectful environment for everyone involved in our camp. Our rules are as follows:
- We keep our hands and feet to ourselves.
- We use only kind, polite, and appropriate words, and do not interrupt anyone else.
- We raise our hands when we would like to speak in a group discussion.
- We listen and follow directions.
- We use science and sports equipment and art tools and materials only for the purpose that they are intended.
We will review these camp rules at the beginning of each week at camp. Please review these rules with your campers.
A camper may need to be reminded about the need to follow a rule by a counselor or by Ms. Anderson or Ms. Christmas. If a camper needs to be reminded about any rule more than three times in a day, we will notify the parent at then end of the day. If the behavior continues into another day, the camper will not come to camp the following day. If the behavior continues into a third day, the child will be suspended from camp for the remainder of the week, and there will be no refund of the camp fee.
We have a lifeguard on duty whenever campers are swimming. At the beginning of the week, campers swim across the pond without any flotation to demonstrate their competency in deep water. If our lifeguard decides that a camper needs more time to become competent, the camper will wear a life vest. We have some extras at camp, or campers may also bring one from home.