Children are encouraged to leave all valuables and electronics at home as Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or broken possessions. Note: putting your child’s initials on lunch boxes, towels, back packs, or other items is a great idea!
Accidents / Injury Policy
In the event of injury or accident to any camper, the camp director or counselor in charge will identify the injury and the seriousness of the situation. If the injury is minimal, the child will be treated at the camp. If medical attention is required, the parent/guardian or emergency contact will be notified by telephone. If the injury is serious enough, the camper will be transferred to Listowel Memorial Hospital. All incidents of accident or injury will be recorded and the parent/guardian will be notified of any incident concerning his/her child.
Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. Bullying happens when a person or group of people want to have power over another and use their power to get their way, at the expense of someone else. Bullying can also happen through cyberspace: through the use of emails, text messaging, instant messaging, and other less direct methods. This type of bullying can also lead to persons being hurt during or between the camp seasons and be especially hurtful when persons are targeted with meanness and exclusion.
At Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our Camp philosophy is based on our mission statement which ensures that every camper has the opportunity to flourish as individuals and as a team regardless of ability. We work together as a team to ensure that campers gain self-confidence, make new friends, and go home with great memories. At Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids we have a 3 Strike Policy when bullying occurs.
- Camper or campers will have a conversation with an Assistant Director and Counsellor. A bullying incident form will be completed.
- The camper will have a discussion with the Camp Director. During this discussion Director and Camper will create a contract for the camper to sign. The Director and Assistant Director will inform the parent at the end of the day, the parent will be emailed the contract and asked to sign and return.
- Director will have a meeting with parents/guardian to discuss further action.
Unfortunately, persons who are bullied may not have the same potential to get the most out of their camp experience. Our leadership addresses all incidents of bullying seriously and train staff to promote communication with their campers so both staff and campers will be comfortable alerting us to any problems during their camp experience and between camp seasons. Every person has the right to expect to have the best possible experience at camp, and by working together as a team to identify and manage bullying, we can help ensure that all campers and staff have a great summer at Galbraith Optimist Camp for Kids.