RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
For Teachers, Chaperones, Aides, and other School Representatives.
GUIDELINES FOR ADULTS
Policies & Procedures
Alcohol & Tobacco Use
Alcohol use or the possession thereof is strictly prohibited on campus and grounds for dismissal. All school representatives must be prepared to assist their students at all times of the day and night. CODES reserves the right to take action including involving school administration if Teachers, Chaperones, or Aides are found with alcohol in their lodgings, rooms, or on-site for any reason.
No fighting or stealing. Outside of camp, these behaviors can result in criminal charges and are grounds for immediate dismissal.
No pranks or bullying. We have zero tolerance for bullying, pranking, telling scary stories, or scaring others during night activities; such infractions are grounds for immediate dismissal.
No bad touch. Aggressive or romantic touch is strictly prohibited. High fives, fist bumps, and short side hugs are examples of acceptable ways of showing affiliation at camp.
Stay in boundaries. Our campus has areas that are off limits to students, they should always remain within these boundaries unless in class with their Naturalist.
Stay in your own cabin. There should NEVER be a male student in a female cabin or vice versa. Adults of the opposite gender may only enter opposite-gender cabins if the cabin is unoccupied. No exceptions.
Listen to your leaders. Always exercise respect and courtesy to all leaders.
HAVE PHUN! Students get to choose to either have fun at camp or to be "too cool for school", help us to encourage the former.
Discipline: The 5 Step System
School representatives are responsible for assisting with disciplining students including calling parents to arrange a pickup for misbehavior, waiting with a student that is being sent home, and supervising "Time Outs" during Rec Time.
Give a clear verbal warning; use the student's name, describe the improper behavior.
Give a 5 min Time Out (TO).
Increase TO to 10 min.
Increase TO to 15 min.
If the behavior continues, CODES Admin will consult with the Lead Teacher to discuss consequences that extend beyond camp or to send the student home.
Illnesses & Injuries
School-Provided Chaperones & Aides
Classes & Hikes
School representatives are encouraged (and sometimes required) to attend classes and hikes, which are unique to each Naturalist. If you have physical restraints that limit your mobility or desire to hike remember that some classes are more accessible than others. Otherwise, we hope you can enjoy a well-deserved break.
Bringing a Personal Vehicle
Remember, schools are REQUIRED to bring at least one personal vehicle to camp, for emergency purposes. No exceptions. The vehicle must remain on campus for the duration of the school's stay should an emergency arise. This means that the vehicle owner may not leave camp early for the same reason.
Parents should send mail a week in advance or with school representatives to ensure it arrives on time. All mail should be distributed at breakfast and lunch only.
Adult meal options as well as dietary and food allergy accomodations are provided by our Food Service Team.
School representatives may be asked to roam or supervise certain Rec Time activities to promote student safety and compliance with camp rules. As Time Outs are also occurring during this period, you may be asked to facilitate these as well.
Snacks & Beverages
School representatives staying in VIP housing (Summit Lodge or Shepherd's Rest) are welcome to bring snacks and beverages with them to camp and store them in the provided kitchenette areas. However, please help us to keep these lodgings in tip top shape by refraining from bringing these items into the bedrooms, with the exception of water.