Code of Conduct Guidelines

The Princeton University Summer Day Camp staff is looking forward to providing your child with a fun, memorable, and safe summer camp experience. Each camper has a responsibility to act in a way that assures a positive experience for all. All campers are required to follow these guidelines.


Behavior Guidelines

  • Campers shall be responsible for their words and actions.
  • Campers shall be respectful of others.
  • Campers shall follow directions from staff members.
  • Campers shall leave all electronic devices at home such as iPods, hand held computer games, MP3 players, and cell phones. (A parent/guardian must seek permission from the camp director in order for the camper to be able to carry a cell phone for emergencies).

Prohibited Behaviors

  • Endangering the health and safety of themselves, other campers, and/or staff or volunteers.
  • Stealing, damaging, or failing to care for University or personal property.
  • Continual disruption of the program.
  • Refusal to follow the behavior guidelines.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Using profanity or inappropriate language or displaying clothing or other personal items with offensive content.
  • Bullying or acts of aggression or violence.
  • Possession or use of illegal substances, tobacco, or alcohol.
  • Possession of weapons - any object that may cause harm to another, or place another person in fear of his/her safety, may be considered a weapon.

Steps taken for failure to follow these behavior guidelines

  • Counselor will redirect the camper to a more appropriate behavior.
  • The camper will be reminded of the behavior guidelines.
  • If the behavior persists, staff will discuss the problem with a parent/guardian.
  • The staff will document the situation. The written documents will include what the behavior problem is, what provoked the problem, and the corrective action taken.
  • If the problem persists to the point where a second phone call becomes necessary, the Camp Director may find it necessary to have the camper picked up early from camp.
  • If a camper's behavior at any time threatens the immediate safety of him/her, other campers, or staff, the parent/guardian will be notified and expected to pick-up the child immediately.

Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in the removal from the program and/or additional fees. There will be no refunds given for campers who are removed from the program due to violations of the Code of Conduct.