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Summer Day Camp Behavior Agreement and Anti Bully Policy

  1. The Branson Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp is committed to a safe and civil environment for all of our campers as well as staff, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying of any kind. “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” includes but is not limited to any intentional written, verbal or physical act.

    Examples include but are not limited to:

      Physically harming a camper/staff member or intentionally damaging any belongings or property
    • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a camper’s or staff member’s duties
    • Severe, persistent, or pervasive behaviors that create an intimidating or threatening camp environment
    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the daily operation of camp

    Bullying or harassment of any kind is not tolerated for any reason including race, sex, or other characteristics both physical or emotional.

    Harassment, intimidation or bullying can take many forms including but not limited to: slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendo’s, demeaning comments, drawing cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats, or other written, oral or physical actions. “Intentional acts” refers to the individual’s choice to engage in the act willfully rather than the impact of the action(s).

    This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that the expression does not disrupt the safe environment we strive to maintain. Many behaviors that do not rise to the level of harassment, intimidation, or bullying may still be prohibited by other policies, rules, or regulations.

    Counseling, corrective discipline as stated in the discipline policy, and conference with parent/guardian will be used to change the undesired behavior and remediate the impact on the victim. False reports or retaliation for harassment, intimidation or bullying also constitutes violations of this policy and will not be tolerated.

  2. Parents: Please take a moment to review the following agreement with your camper. Signify that you both understand and agree to each statement by checking the box. This form must be completerd with the camp registration and payment in order to be processed.

  3. I will arrive and remain at camp with a positive attitude, open to meeting new people and trying new activities.

  4. I will work with my counselors and fellow campers towards creating an environment that is safe and welcoming for all of us.

  5. I understand that doing intentional harm or bullying another camper, either physically or emotionally is grounds for dismissal from camp.

  6. I understand that although I am encouraged to solve some conflicts on my own, the counselors are always available to listen and assist if there any problems. I understand that my counselors and staff need and want to help but can only do so if I am willing to share any concerns that I have with them.

  7. I will remain with my counselor at all times and partake in the activities with my group as required.

  8. I will use appropriate language at all times and understand that the use of excessive, deliberate, profane language and bullying will not be tolerated.

  9. I will leave my cell phone and other electronic devices at home. I understand that if there is an emergency the camp staff will be happy to allow me to use the phone and will pass on any urgent messages from home.

  10. I will be respectful of the property and personal space of other campers and camp staff.

  11. I will not possess smoking materials, lighters, matches, illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons of any kind on RecPlex property including any field trips and other special venues.

  12. The Branson Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp operates on a three-strike policy. The first infraction of the behavior management will result in the Camp Director or Assistant Director talking with the participant about behavior and discusses appropriate behavior. Parent/Guardian will be notified at pick up. The second infraction will result in the Camp Director or Assistant Director talking to the participant and discusses appropriate behavior. This may also result in a loss of privilege (pool time, field trip, etc.) Parent/Guardian is notified and parent meeting is required. A refund will not be issued if the participant cannot attend an field trip. A third infraction will result in the Camp Director or Assistant Director takes appropriate disciplinary action. Parent/Guardian is notified via phone call and parent meeting is required. Depending on the offense, temporary suspension is possible and the participant will not be allowed to attend the next scheduled field trip. Any offense that occurs after the third will result in the Camp Di-rector or Assistant Director contacting the parent or guardian and the participant must be picked up immediately. This can also result in the participant being permanently suspended from camp for the remainder of the program.

    A zero tolerance policy is enforced in regards to physical aggression. Any camper who commits an act of physical aggression against another camper, staff member, or anyone else will be removed from camp immediately. As a parent, you will be responsible for picking your camper up within one hour of the decision to dismiss your child from camp, this is to include any field trips. Anyone who comes to pick up your camper will have to be on the authorized pick up list and present a valid ID or the camper will not be released to them. Depending on the severity, your child may not be able to return to camp for the remainder of the camp program and no refund will be given.

    Refunds are not given for any camper who is sent home/removed from the program for disciplinary reasons.

  13. By accepting below, I am stating that I have read and agree to abide by all policies contained with the anti-bulling policy and behavior agreement. Furthermore, I certify that I have discussed all the policies, and their meanings and consequences, with my child(ren).*

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