Of course, on the first day of camp, camp rules are discussed in each group.
The Kids and Teens Junior group, discusses, signs, and tries to follow the camp rules, which are our Four Rules of Good Fun
. Here they are:
1. PRINCIPLE OF ATTENTION (for your safety and the safety of others)
- stay within sight/hearing range of the caregiver, move away only with his/her permission.
- we behave with caution on stairs, in rooms, on balconies etc..
- we respect the rules of using trampolines, hammocks, slacks, monocycles, during horse riding, ASG, trips.
- We watch out for ticks (we splash and examine ourselves several times a day) !!!.
- we obey the current rules of health and safety.
2. PRINCIPLE OF CARE (for the environment and our health)
- We save water and electricity, we recycle.
- we remember to wash our hands thoroughly not only before meals.
- we eat less sweets, more fruit and vegetables; we drink a lot of water.
- we stay away from telephones, the internet and television and we exercise and relax outdoors.
3. PRINCIPLE OF CULTURE
- in the dining room, we eat what we put on our plate, return our plates, and behave quietly during meals.
- we remember greetings, thank you, excuse me, etc..
- remember to change clothes and wash.
- we cover our mouth when we sneeze, cough, yawn.
4. principle of respect
We enjoy the activities and have fun 😊
- we respect, support and help each other.
- We respect our center and its equipment (in case of damage we report and repair it).
- Respect the privacy of others (e.g. knock before entering and wait).
- We respect EVERYONE’s opinion, space and difference.
The Teens group, on the other hand, together with the counselors and the camp director establish the rules of cooperation, i.e. Teen Rules
(intentional play on words in English – teenager rules and teenager rules 😉 )There are points here concerning the rules of functioning in the group, observing quiet hours at night, spending time, using phones, eating, safety and hygiene. In these points there is room for negotiation. The young people also set their expectations from the counselors and the whole staff. These are rules for everyone.
In the rules for teenagers there are also very serious topics, such as bullying, self-harm, substance abuse or sexual contact. These points are discussed with the teens and they are made aware that the staff does not condone these behaviors but understands where they come from. Teenagers know that they can turn to us with any problem, that they will not be punished or expelled from the camp (only in extreme cases), that in case of emergency they will get professional help from us. At the same time they are aware that it is our duty to inform their parents/legal guardians about any such case and to take joint actions.