PINE BUSH BIBLE CAMP POLICY GUIDELINES
updated Jan 1st 2023
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Do NOT send your child to camp if any of the following apply:
• Excessive Coughing
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Repeated shaking with chills
• Muscle pain
• Excessive Headache
• Sore throat
• Loss of taste or smell
• Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
• Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
If your child has any of the above symptoms, exposures, or is currently running a fever greater than 100°F, they will not be allowed to stay.
CELL PHONE / ELECTRONIC DEVICES POLICY
Pine Bush Bible Camp has a no cell phone and mobile electronic device policy for campers and staff workers under 18 years of age.
Cell phones and Other Mobile Electronic Devices are a liability to camper safety. By removing a camper’s access to Technology, we avoid possible exposure to the following:
- Bullying via social media
- Inappropriate content
- Unauthorized photographs and videos of other campers
- Home sickness due to lack of immersion into the camp environment
This opportunity could be one of the only times in your child’s life when they are disconnected from Technology.
Leaving phones and other such devices at home allows campers to focus on being a kid, relationship building and being 100% present at camp
The Director will collect cell phones and other mobile electronic devices brought to camp by attendees (campers and staff workers) under 18 years of age and retain the devices until the end of the session. The camp will not be responsible or liable for these devices on the campgrounds.
Parents, please counsel your child that if they need to contact home, they should speak with their counselor or the director of their session. Parents will be contacted if any problems arise or if their child is experiencing a challenge adjusting to camp life
If you have questions or concerns about our cellphone and mobile electronic devices policy, please contact our office at 845-361-1871
DRESS CODE POLICY
Pine Bush Bible Camp has determined a specific standard of dress which pertains to all attendees (leaders, staff workers and campers)
With all of us working together to uphold this standard, we hope to maintain a focus on what truly matters.
This policy is an advance notice so that all can pack accordingly. While our staff works hard to enforce our standard of dress, we try not to make it our only focus.
We apologize in advance if there are any inconsistencies in addressing the standard for one camper and not another. We do rely on you and appreciate your efforts to maintain this standard of dress for the duration of your time at camp.
- No revealing or excessively tight clothing
- No offensive slogan or profanity on clothing or hats
- Shorts should be at an appropriate length (fingertip)
- No sagging pants or shorts
- No spaghetti strap tops (all straps should be an inch or two fingertips wide)
- Girls- one piece bathing suit or dark cover ups when swimming
- Guys- athletic shorts are not considered swimsuits; shirts must be worn at all times, except when swimming
- Swimsuits are to be worn only at water activities, proper clothing shall be worn otherwise
INAPPROPRIATE MATERIALS POLICY
Pine Bush Bible Camp has the right to ensure that inappropriate materials are not present on the campgrounds
We are committed to ensuring the safety and well being of our campers and staff workers. To that end, efforts will be made to ensure that any and all inappropriate materials are removed
Pine Bush Bible Camp reserves the right to search and seize any illegal and /or inappropriate materials
Possession of any drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes and CBD based products, weapons, sexually explicit materials or explosives (including firecrackers) are examples of what is considered unacceptable and inappropriate. The list is not an exhaustive one, other items might be included.
Possession could potentially lead to dismissal from the campgrounds. With this possession, “the guilty party” has forfeited his/her right to be on the campgrounds. Parents will be contacted. Any dismissal will be with no refunds made to the guilty party.
In addition, if applicable, the authorities will be contacted