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Outdoor Activities

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Outdoor activities are an important part of camp. Campers spend time outdoors playing together, making new friends, exercising, developing new skills, and learning how to work on a team.

 

Get ready

  • All campers in each room should come downstairs together
  • Turn off the lights before leaving (bathroom and bedroom lights)
  • Bring everything you need for outdoors – towel, gym shoes, etc
  • Take equipment outdoors through the back door

 

General rules

  • Follow instructions given by counselors
  • Always show respect for others; be courteous
  • Include peers in games/activities
  • Use equipment safely, sensibly and appropriately
  • Use equipment so that it doesn’t get lost or damaged
  • Always share equipment
  • Take turns and play safely
  • Real or pretend fighting and rough play are not allowed
  • Report bullying to a counselor
  • Ask an adult for help if there is a problem or someone is hurt

 

Get permission

  • Stay out of the building
    • Don’t go upstairs to your room for any reason until outdoor activity time is over
  • Restroom
    • Let a counselor know if you need to use the restroom
    • Use only assigned restrooms – by the back stairs and outside by the green/white building
  • Stay in assigned area
    • Never leave the general area of the activity
  • Off-limit areas
    • Never walk to the lake, cemetery, monastery, etc., except in a supervised group

 

Good sportsmanship

  • Use good sportsmanship at all times
  • Follow game rules and play safe
  • Use polite words and good manners
  • Be a team player
  • Encourage others
  • Keep a positive attitude
  • Respect the other team – the person nearest the play should make the call
  • On a close or questionable call always rule in favor of the other team
  • Ask a counselor or adult to help resolve differences
  • Check your tournament schedule periodically; if we can’t find you, your game will be rescheduled

 

Snacks and water

  • Water and snacks will be provided (under the tree)
  • Try to mark and reuse the same cup for the afternoon
  • Be polite and wait your turn in line
  • Water is for drinking only; don’t wet yourself or others (we’ll use well water for those activities)
  • Throw all trash in the cans provided

 

Clean up

  • Please pick up all our equipment when it’s time to come indoors
  • Don’t leave equipment outdoors
  • Return equipment to designated areas
  • Periodically you may have to pick up after others – thanks for helping