Any camper, regardless of
background, is welcome to attend Camp WaMaVa. Each camper
deserves to be treated with respect, love, and care and is
expected to treat others with that same respect, love, and care.
Pursuant to the mission of Camp WaMaVa,
the camp director and staff seek to provide an environment where
opportunities to make friends, learn about God, and experience
the benefits of camp are available. The physical and emotional
safety of each camper is a primary concern. All camp rules and
guidelines are designed to support and promote this culture of
safety and respect.|
camp director and staff recognize and understand that a camper
may experience challenges within the social, physical, and
spiritual construct of the Camp WaMaVa environment. The desire
to establish one's self, find a place to be accepted, and learn
skills of independence can be difficult to navigate. At Camp
WaMaVa, the staff are trained to anticipate possible reactionary
behaviors associated with these potential challenges. They are
prepared to be positive mentors who provide an atmosphere where
each camper can flourish and grow. The staff of Camp WaMaVa
desire to be proactive Christian examples and encourage each
camper to discover the camp surroundings and opportunities. It
is this positive, proactive approach that helps mitigate many
potential behavioral problems and empowers the camper with
enduring social skills.
Despite the best attempts of the
camp staff, behavioral issues or concerns sometimes arise. It is
not the desire of the camp director or staff to dismiss a
camper. However, a camper will be dismissed from camp early if
undesired behaviors are repeatedly committed and staff
corrections and mediations are ineffective. This dismissal
policy is followed in order to protect the camp experience
and/or safety for all campers.
Below are the rules of behavior
for a camper attending Camp WaMaVa. Campers must agree to follow
these rules in order to attend camp.
- As a camper, I will treat
everyone at Camp WaMaVa with respect.
- As a camper, I will treat
the property of Camp WaMaVa with care.
- As a camper, I will follow
all rules, directions, and the camp schedule.
- As a camper, I will not
tolerate or participate in any kind of bullying behavior.
- As a camper, I will
immediately tell a counselor or the director if I feel in
danger, threatened, mistreated, or unsafe in any way. I
understand that Camp WaMaVa is always under adult
supervision, a counselor is almost always directly nearby,
and the Mess Hall is a safety zone.
- As a camper, I will respect
the faith practices (devotionals, Bible classes, prayers) of
Camp WaMaVa. I will not be disruptive during these
activities. I understand that I am encouraged to pray, sing,
and read the Bible, but will not be forced to actively
- As a camper, I will have fun
and enjoy my experience at Camp WaMaVa!