Summer Camp Policies

Camper Code of Conduct

Camp is supposed to be a fun place to be for EVERYONE. The best way to insure that is to make sure that all campers are aware of, and follow, the camp guidelines. These guidelines are meant to keep each camper safe while insuring respect to them and their property.

  1. Stay safe while having fun
  2. Always follow directions of YMCA Camp Winona staff
  3. All campers must be with their counselor, activity group or “buddy” at all times
  4. Respect other campers at all times (this includes not hitting or verbally abusing other people)
  5. Respect your environment by refraining from littering and abusing equipment/furnishings
  6. Shoes must be worn at all times. Exceptions must be approved by the counselor
  7. No camper is allowed to have or use any form of tobacco product, controlled substance, illegal substance or alcoholic beverage
  8. No camper is allowed in any cabin except his/her own
  9. No one is allowed in the opposite sex’s cabin or bath area. Exceptions must be approved by the Director
  10. After lights out, campers must remain in their cabin unless using the bathroom or seeing the nurse. The counselor must be asked
  11. All campers must participate in their scheduled activities. If ill, inform cabin counselor, who will direct the camper to the nurse
  12. No pillow fights or towel flicking (rat tails)

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS SHOULD A CAMPER CHOOSES TO VIOLATE THIS CODE WHILE ATTENDING YMCA CAMP WINONA

  1. Campers are made aware of all rules and guidelines again upon arrival
  2. Camp Staff will first verbally warn campers for breaking these rules and guidelines
  3. After warning camper, if behavior or action persists, camper will not participate in that given activity
  4. If behavior persists, camper will be sent to the camp office with the Camp Administrative Staff (Parents will be notified at this point)
  5. Campers will be put on a 24 hour contract. If behavior or actions do not improve child will be sent home at parents’ expense
  6. The camp director will discuss all decisions thoroughly with the parent before any child is sent home
  7. The camp director reserves the right to send home any camper if it is decided that it is in the best interest of the YMCA Camp Winona program and campers. Immediate dismissal of a camper may result from severe infractions