Camp Fire Central Oregon takes the health and well-being of our program participants and staff very seriously. We strive to make all of our programs an inclusive and positive environment for everyone. Please review our Behavior Policy and Code of Conduct below with your child before attending Camp Fire programs.
- Participants may be sent home for chronically disruptive behavior. Such behavior is defined as verbal or physical activity that may include, but is not limited to, behavior that:
- Requires constant attention from the staff.
- Inflicts physical or emotional harm on children or staff.
- Displays destructive behavior.
- Camp Fire has zero tolerance for bullying, fighting, assaults or actions that endanger participants or staff.
- Bullying means one or more people excluding, teasing, taunting, gossiping, hitting, kicking, or putting down another person with the intent to hurt him/her physically or emotionally.
- Assault means a verbal or physical attack on another person(s) who does not wish to engage in the conflict and who has not provoked the assault.
- Fighting means aggressive, hostile bodily contact with other campers.
- Participants may not use or possess drugs, alcohol, or tobacco at program locations. Possession or misuse of medication, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco at the program will result in being sent home.
- Guns and weapons are prohibited at camp, including toy/squirt guns or anything resembling a gun. Possession of a weapon will result in police involvement and being sent home immediately.
- Cell phones are not allowed during programs, nor are other electronics including music players, laptops, tablets, or video games. Any cell phones or electronics will be taken away and returned at the end of the session.
- Clothing must be modest and appropriate for young children; it must not be revealing or promote negative messages.
- Close-toed shoes are always required, except during water activities.
Code of Conduct
- Be a responsible member of the community
- Be considerate and respectful of others’ feelings
- Think in advance about the consequences of my actions
- Resolve differences in a respectful manner
- Respect and protect the natural environment
- Follow the safety rules and policies of the program.
- Cooperate with other participants and staff.
- Respect the rights and properties of others. If I feel threatened I will immediately tell my counselor or another staff member.
- Listen and follow instructions.
- Participate in activities.
- I understand that electronic equipment is not permitted at camp. If I bring it to camp it will be taken away and returned to my parents upon departure.
- Commit to honesty.
- Commit to try.
Staff will use positive reinforcement to help participants adhere to the Code of Conduct. In case of continued behavior problems, the staff may implement the following consequences, depending on severity:
- Time out away from the group
- Loss of a privilege or special treat
- Phone call to the parent(s)
- Written behavior agreement
- Camper will be sent home
If a participant is having continued behavior problems, staff will inform and consult the parents whenever possible. Participants may be sent home for behavior that is causing harm to self or others, or negatively impacting the experience of other participants.
Bullying is a serious problem among children that goes beyond teasing and hurt feelings. We intentionally foster a culture of respect and emotional safety, and therefore do not tolerate bullying in the camp community. Kids who initiate or participate in bullying behavior may be sent home. Please talk to your child about bullying before attending camp, and encourage them to talk to a staff member if they witness or experience bullying.