Campers are expected to care for the Camp Raintree environment, be respectful of the camp staff, follow the camp policies and rules, show kindness toward others, and use appropriate language.
We also know the busier we keep the campers, the less time they have to get into mischief. Each camp activity room is equipped with a range of choices, not just one activity. With so much to do, we expect the campers to engage and participate. Every 55 minutes, the group moves to a new activity area with more activities to do allowing little time for misbehavior.
Even with all there is to do at Raintree, children sometimes misbehave. Misbehavior includes, but is not limited to, profanity, intentional pushing, shoving, tripping, name calling, scratching, hitting or taunting.
If this happens, counselors are trained to employ techniques to extinguish the behavior. We give campers, especially new ones, more time to familiarize themselves with Camp Raintree and our rules. The most important thing our counselors can do is to bond with them, get to know them, enlist their help, and make them feel a part of the camp experience. In this way, we often can minimize most behavior issues.
What if a camper continues to misbehave?
In the event this happens, we employ many strategies to solve the problem ranging from going to another activity room, cooling off in another area of the playground, finding a job to do away from the group, or spending time with the counselor. If the matter is resolved, apologies are made, and all is well. If a camper continues to misbehave, the counselor notifies the parent and an Incident Report is filled out, the original is given to the parent and a copy is filed in the Raintree office.
If a camper continues to disrupt the group, compromises activities, disrespects a counselor, or disregards camp rules resulting in three Incident Reports, we reserve the right to dismiss the camper without refund. We do not tolerate emotional or physical abuse, the threat of abuse, or any kind of emotional or psychological intimidation. We strive to maintain a peaceful camp community so that every camper can have a fun camp experience.