We want our participants in the Summer Recreation Program to have a positive experience. We have three important roles for the participant’s behavior.
- Act in a safe manner
- Respect Others
- Respect property
Most misconduct is minor and is limited to offenses that can be easily handled by the counselor. This could include, but would not be limited to; uncooperative or disrespectful behavior, not putting away personal possessions or summer recreation equipment, littering, misusing equipment, or minor infractions of beach or Summer Recreation -rules.
More serious misconduct will result in a behavior / Discipline report being filed with the Summer Recreation Leader and Director. A copy of this report will be sent home to the parent / guardian to sign and return with the child on the next recreation day. A brief meeting with the child’s parent / guardian, child and counselor to review appropriate behavior and consequences will be necessary before the child can return to the program. Examples of behavior that would cause a behavior / discipline report to be filed could include, but would not be limited to; acting in a way that would put oneself or others in danger, damaging property, using insulting or profane language, continued disrespect to adults or other recreation participants.
Depending on the severity of the recreation participant’s behavior, the Summer Recreation Leader or Parks & Rec. Director will have the authority to send the child home from the recreation program (immediately after an incident occurs). Harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for others. Examples of harassment could be, but are not limited to; actual or threatened physical aggression, demeaning comments or behavior, slurs or insults, and inappropriate sexual comments or actions. The child will not be allowed to attend the next scheduled day of recreation, and will not be allowed to re-enter until a conference with the child, parent / guardian, and the Recreation staff occurs.
If level three (misconduct occurs a second time), the recreation participant will be expelled from the program, and will not be allowed to return for the remainder of the summer with no refund of enrollment fees.
Levels and Consequences:
Level One Violation • Verbal warning, sit out of activities for 15 min or longer
Level Two Violation • Discipline report sent home
Level Three Violation • Suspension from the program for 1 session.
Level Four Violation • Expulsion from the program for the rest of the summer.
All disciplinary actions given will be at the discretion of the counselor with the consideration of the number of previous offenses.
IF A SUMMER RECREATION MEMBER IS SUSPENDED FROM THE PROGRAM, HE / SHE MAY NOT BE ON WARES GROVE PROPERTY DURING PROGRAM HOURS. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR EXPULSION FROM THE PROGRAM.