Guidelines and Policies

The Camp Committee, Camp Director, Assistant Director and counselors appreciate your compliance with, review of, and respect for the following:

Suggested Attire:

Attire is casual and campers should dress for athletic activities. All campers are advised to apply waterproof sunscreen every day before arriving to camp. All clothing and personal effects should be labeled with each camper’s name. Campers are required to wear bathing suits and bring towels for swimming lessons on Fridays, or every day (if they wish to be part of the Polar Bear Club). They will also need to bring their tennis rackets on Mondays and Wednesdays for tennis lessons.

Lunch/Snacks:

Campers should bring lunch with them every day. Refrigeration is available.

Arrival:

Camp begins promptly at 9:00 AM. Children should not arrive at camp before 8:45 AM. There is no supervision before this time. Each morning, the camp will have a morning meeting with the Camp Director at 9:00 AM.

Dismissal:

Please be prompt in picking up your camper(s) at the end of camp at 1:00 PM. There will be a $5.00 fee for each camper picked up more than 20 minutes after 1:00 PM. (Counselors must be compensated for the supervision.). No camp supervision is available on the playground after dismissal.

To ensure the continued safety of campers, Dismissal Release Forms must be completed to designate those specifically authorized to pick-up your child(ren). If your child is to be dismissed to a person not listed on the Dismissal Release Form, a note stating this must be given to the Camp Director that morning.

Vehicle Drop-off And Pick-up:

The Camp Lodge is located on Robinson Road, which is a two-way street. To facilitate the safe drop-off and pick-up of the campers from vehicles, drivers must proceed “down” Robinson Road in the direction of the beach in a single line. Thus, in the mornings and afternoons, Robinson Road will be a one-way street. Campers will be received from and/or dismissed to only one vehicle at a time. This allows traffic to proceed forward. Also, children should exit and enter cars from doors on the right side only.

Walkers and Bikers:

Campers who either walk or bike to camp with parental/guardian assistance will be dismissed to such person(s) at 1:00pm. Campers who either walk or bike to camp without parental/guardian assistance will be dismissed at 12:55pm to allow them time to exit Robinson Road before traffic arrives. To ensure the continued safety of campers, Dismissal Release Forms for Campers Walking or Riding Without Parental/Guardian Assistance must be completed to specifically authorize that your child may leave the Camp Lodge without parental/guardian assistance.

Health Forms:

All campers must provide a current health certificate signed by a licensed health care provider which includes a health history, a report of physical examination conducted in the 12 months prior to the first day of camp attendance and a certificate of immunization. Failure to provide a current health certificate before the start of camp will prohibit any child from attending the SBCC Camp. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

Campers attending camp week 1 and/or 2 will need to mail the health certificate to Jill Delancey, 16 Norris Road, Sagamore Beach, MA 02562, by June 1st, 2015. Campers starting camp week 3 or later may bring the form to the Open House on Sunday, June 28th at Clark Hall.


Guests:

A guest is defined to be a house-guest of a registered camper, who does not meet the membership criteria to be a camper. Campers may request to bring house-guests to camp if the request is made at least one week in advance of the visit. Guest invitations are approved by the Camp Director if the staff to camper ratio is in compliance with camp policies. The daily camp fee must be paid in advance of the visit. If the guest request is approved, the guest MUST complete all registration documents and provide a current health form before participating in any camp activities. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Director/Counselor Consults:

Parent/guardian questions, suggestions or concerns must be directed to the Camp Director or a member of the Camp Committee. In order to ensure proper supervision of all campers and activities, these discussions need to be scheduled. Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up is not the appropriate time. Please contact the Camp Director, at the camp lodge (833-0059) to schedule an appointment.

Conduct:

If a camper does not respect the guidance of the counselors, these disciplinary steps will be followed:

Step 1: Time out for five minutes
Step 2: Time out for the entire activity
Step 3: Return to the camp lodge for consultation with director
Step 4: Contact parent/guardian
Step 5: Possible suspension or expulsion

These are specifically prohibited:

• Corporal punishment, including spanking
• Cruel or severe punishment, humiliation, hazing, or verbal abuse,
• Denial of food or shelter as a form of punishment,
• Punishment for soiling, wetting or not using the toilet.

Camp Licensing:

The SBCC Day Camp complies with state standards for recreational camps for children established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (105 CMR 430). The camp is also licensed by the Bourne Department of Health.

Parents: copies of background checks, health care and discipline policies, and grievance procedures are available upon request.