Camper Behaviour & Our Camp-Safe Policy
Every child has the right to feel safe in our camping environment. The staff we employ are well trained, and the program we deliver is inclusive and non threatening. As challenges present themselves, a problem solving format will be utilized to support all those involved. Discipline will be fair and progressive, and used as a teaching tool. Clear and consistent consequences will be put into place, depending on the situation. Our hope, like that of any educational setting, is to help create responsible, caring, and productive members of society. Issues of bullying in all of its forms can occur in any social environment. Camp Walden is ready to respond at all times to issues of verbal or physical intimidation, put downs of any kind, or any situation that creates discomfort. Please discuss the issues of positive relationship formation with your campers before camp, so that our problem solving approaches are simply extensions of what has already been reinforced at home.
A safe environment requires the complement of safe practices. The possession, being in the presence of, or the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco or any related paraphernalia on the grounds of camp or at a camp sponsored activity by any camper or CIT is enormously unsafe and strictly prohibited.