Camp Rules Camp is geared toward those who are interested in learning more about music, history, and the tradition of fife and drum. Historically, campers have had a good time while at camp, and we work very hard to ensure that this is the case. At the same time, however, we are responsible for everyone's safety and well-being, so rules are a necessary component for a successful camp.
For those who are approaching the age of majority or who will have reached it by camp, please consider this list carefully as you will be held to these rules. The rules apply equally to all campers. If you don't think you can abide by them, then this camp is probably not a good fit for you and your time would best be spent elsewhere. Please consider this list of rules carefully.
There should be no surprises when you get to camp as the rules are spelled out quite clearly. The camp staff and Director are very busy during the course of the week, and things tend to go much smoother and are more pleasant all around when people adhere to the rules.
It is most important that we all behave responsibly if we are to be allowed to return to this facility in the future.
Summary of Camp Rules Any camper who repeatedly fails to follow instructions of any chaperone or other member of the camp staff will be referred to the Director immediately and will run the risk of being discharged from camp.
Campers will check-in for roll call with their respective team of chaperones before each meal, before boarding the bus, and upon disembarking from the bus.
Campers will stay within our designated camp area. This area is clearly marked with yellow tape. Campers may NOT go into parking lots without a chaperone or other member of the camp staff.
Campers are expected to eat their meals while at camp. Admittedly, this sounds rather basic, but year after year, we do encounter difficulties with people who just don't want to eat. Anyone who refuses meals will be discharged from camp.
Lights out will be at 11:00 p.m. for all campers age 14 and up and 10:00 p.m. for younger campers 13 and younger. We have a busy week and everyone needs to get enough rest in order to be fully prepared for the following day's activities.
NO campers will be allowed to smoke during camp. NO exceptions. This includes e cigarettes. NO vaping!
After every meal, a group of campers will be responsible for cleaning up the dining hall. The group's chaperones will help oversee their progress. This duty will rotate among all the campers. It is not the responsibility of the clean-up crew to pick up dirty plates, empty cups, and the like, so all campers must throw away their own trash after each meal.
No food or beverages are allowed in the classrooms. Water bottles are the exception.
There is no need for any tools, Swiss Army knives, pocket knives, etc. Please leave all articles of this nature at home. If anyone chooses to bring anything to camp that might be included in this category, this item will be taken and the camper will not be allowed to return to camp in future years. If any damage is done with said article, then the camper will be sent home immediately.
Dress appropriately for a music camp. We do have a dress code and we expect every camper to adhere to it. We'll send campers - male or female - to change clothes if any of the following are worn: very short mini-skirts, tops that are low-cut, clothes that are see-through, clothes with large cut-outs, and garments that reveal the midriff. Pants that are worn so low as to expose undergarments are also not acceptable. Shorts that are too short or tiny are not acceptable. Use common sense. Parents - help us out and please supervise what's being brought to camp. If your child runs out of acceptable clothing, we will provide a neutral t-shirt or sweatpants for him/her to wear. What are good choices for a music camp? T-shirts and shorts
No foul language, hazing, or bullying will be tolerated.
Campers should demonstrate a respectful demeanor to all instructors, chaperones, volunteers, and fellow campers at all times. Failure to do so will result in discharge from the camp.
NOTE – the camp T-shirt is the uniform for the performance. Please don’t wear it before 5:00 p.m. on Friday night. All musicians need to be presentable when we go on stand.