We know this has been a challenging year for our campers. This is a time when Copper Cannon must make many modifications and ask campers to follow new camp rules that are unfamiliar to them. There will certainly be “bumps in the road” as campers become acclimated to being away from home with these new expectations. Our staff will, as always, use their extensive training and compassionate intervention skills to help campers succeed at camp. Given the increased risks to the health and safety of everyone in the camp community, there are certain behaviors that we will not be able to work through with campers this summer. These behaviors include:
Should a camper be unable to meet these expectations, they will be unable to remain at camp for the remainder of the session. An approved adult must pick up the camper within 3 hours of being notified of dismissal. As always, we will work with campers to help them understand the consequences of their choices and assist them in making good decisions. With health-related behavior violations, we will not give endless warnings or implement behavior plans. Campers will be dismissed from camp. Health-related behaviors have very short timeframes for improvement. We want to be transparent with you about this because we will only be able to continue camp programming if we all work together to keep camp safe. If you feel that your child may struggle with any of the behavior expectations above, we encourage you to reach out to our Camp Director.