How are behavioral and disciplinary problems handled?

Positive reinforcement, assertive role-modeling and a sense of fair play are generally regarded as key components of camp counseling and leadership. Rules are necessary in any organization, and the disciplinary approach taken is reasonable and well communicated. If penalties are involved for violations, they will be applied quickly, fairly, calmly, and without undue criticism to campers.

At the beginning of the camp season, the campers, together with the staff, will develop and write their own set of rules that will help them create a positive environment. As a result, the campers will know what is expected of them and will understand what is appropriate behavior for them and for others.

Disciplinary Actions
Campers who choose not to accept these responsibilities are subject to disciplinary action which may include: 

  • Verbal reprimand
  • Written warning
  • Time-out from activity
  • Exemption from activity
  • Conference between camper and Site Director
  • Conference between Recreation Supervisor, Site Director and parent
  • Expulsion from Day Camp

Disciplinary action will vary according to the frequency, severity, and nature of the incident.


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1. What is the Day Camp Site Directors' background?
2. What are the ages of the counselors?
3. What training do counselors receive?
4. Is the camp committed to best practices in the camp industry?
5. Where are the summer camps held?
6. What activities will campers participate in?
7. What time should my child arrive at camp?
8. May I send my child to camp with a cell phone?
9. Are campers grouped by age, activity, or both?
10. What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
11. My child can't swim and you have a trip scheduled to Crystal Springs Waterpark. What are participation expectations?
12. What should my child bring in their backpack?
13. Can my child take Benadryl / Tylenol / medication at camp?
14. Does my child have to wear a camp shirt everyday?
15. How will my child be protected from the sun?
16. Will the camp provide lunch / snack for full day programs?
17. Are parent visits encouraged?
18. Can my child bring electronics to camp?
19. Can I request that my child be placed in a group with his or her friend?
20. Is transportation available?
21. What about extended care before and after camp?
22. How are behavioral and disciplinary problems handled?
23. What happens if my child misses days of camp?
24. Can my child go on vacation during camp?
25. How does a camp handle an illness?