We strive to ensure that our programs meet the needs of all campers within the boundaries, guidelines, and rules of our program.
To that end, we have established the following zero-tolerance policy, rules, and consequences.
Cornell Univeristy reserves the right to suspend or expel a camper from the program at any time for serious violations of the code of conduct.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for these behaviors:
- Inflicting physical harm on another individual
- Verbal threats that may cause physical harm to another individual
- Verbal threats that may destroy property
- Possession of a weapon, controlled substance, or alcohol
- Bullying and harassment in any form
- Inappropriate touching of another individual
- Leaving camp grounds
- No alcohol and drugs (including vape) are permitted
- No weapons of any kind may be brought to camp, including penknives
- No guests in bedrooms
- Cell phones can be used only during assigned times (see cell phone policy below)
- No tampering with or hanging items off of fire alarm systems
- No running or playing sports in the hallways, stairwells, or other community areas
- Keep hands, feet, body, and objects to yourself
- Show respect to staff, others, and self
- Speak for yourself, not others
- Do not willfully destroy Cornell property
- All residents are responsible for community areas
- Do not go anywhere without a counselor or staff person
- Clean up after activities
Depending upon the severity of the misconduct, the following consequence(s) may be enforced:
- Verbal warning
- Redirection to another activity
- Time away without activities
- Parent/guardian notification
- Payment for any damage your camper causes
- Notice of suspension (without refund)
- Removal from program
Cell phone policy
Children 4–12 may not use cell phones during camp hours.
Teens 13–15 may use cell phones as follows:
- Cell phones may be used in the morning in the residence hall, during rec time, and after the evening program.
- Cell phones may not be used while walking to and from activities and/or classes.
- Cell phones may not be used during class times, meals, program meetings, and evening activities unless expressly allowed.
- Cell phones and charging cables are to be checked in by 10:00 p.m. daily. Teens may pick up their phones in the morning.
- Teens will need to use an alarm clock for their wakeup routines instead of their cell phones.