We have always taken the safety and well-being of our campers-your children–very seriously. After all, giving your children over to the care of other people is perhaps the greatest act of trust you as a parent can engage. We aim to do everything we can to earn and keep that trust. Given the current developments in our culture, including the increased use of cell phones, internet and text messaging, we appeal to you as parents-our partners-to help us maintain as safe an environment for your children at camp as we can. As you may or may not know we have a “no cell phone” policy at camp. Aside from the fact that cell phones are expensive and can get lost or stolen and that the physical camp environment is not kind to such items, there is a fundamental problem with campers having cell phones at camp, and that is trust. When your children come to camp, they and you, are taking a leap of faith, transferring their care from you as their parents, to us and their counselors. We encourage you with this, if there is a problem that your children cannot solve on their own or with our help, we will call you. We will call with any king of medical emergency. We won’t call you so your child can tell you goodnight. But we will call you if your child cannot seem to overcome her homesickness. We thank you for trusting us with your daughter and we certainly want you to understand that her safety is our primary concern. So we ask that you abide by our “no cell phone” policy.
PLEASE DO NOT PACK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Electronics (including cell phones, ipods, ipads, computers, electronic games, radios, etc.), food, family dog or cat, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, firearms, family heirlooms, portable air conditioners, valuables, large amounts of money, photocopiers, cinderblocks, bars of gold, ice cream, or your pet gold fish.
If you have questions about the suitability of items for camp, please email or call.