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Communication and Conduct Policy

COMMUNICATION

E-Mail
Most communication between Camp J, campers and their families will be done electronically.  Please add campj@jewishlouisville.org to your address book so we don’t end up in a spam or junk folder!  All camp calendars and weekly updates regarding camp will be emailed. Make sure your correct email address is on file with the Camp J Office prior to the beginning of camp.

Facebook
Photos will be uploaded to the Camp J-Louisville Facebook page regularly. Reminder: by signing the camp registration form you are authorizing the J to use your camper’s image. In the event you do not wish your camper’s image used, please submit your request in writing to the Camp Office at campj@jewishlouisville.org.

Every effort will be made to ensure a positive camp experience for your camper(s). If there are behavioral difficulties, which are deemed irreconcilable, The J has the right to remove any camper from the camp program, either partially or in full. Availability of refunds will be determined by The J administration, on a case by case basis.

You can expect the following communications from us:

  • The week before your camper is registered to attend camp, you will receive a session letter emailed to you with information about each day and any special events that will occur that week
  • Photos posted regularly throughout the week on the Camp J Facebook page.
  • A call or email from the Camp Office if your camper forgot their lunch or other necessities.
  • A call from the Camp Office if your camper is injured/becomes ill at camp and needs further care.
  • A call or email from the camp office if we are missing a permission form for any special events.
  • A call from a member of the camp leadership team if your camper has ongoing/consistent challenges regarding our camp conduct policy (see below).
  • A call or email from the Camp Office in the event of an emergency or a last-minute change to pick-up and drop-off locations.

Relevant Information
We encourage all families to notify us of any issues that might affect your camper throughout the summer. Camp J can be a wonderful place to grow, foster friendships among campers, and connect with our staff role models. The more information that we have about your camper, the more effective we can be at helping them to fully enjoy their Camp J experience. Examples of relevant information could include: the death of a pet or family member, divorce, recently relocation, not knowing anyone in the camp prior to the summer, difficulties at school, etc. All information discussed with camp staff will be kept confidential.

CAMP CONDUCT POLICY

It is through our mistakes that we learn, and it is our job at camp to help campers learn from these experiences.  Simply, our policy is one that seeks to prevent mistaken behavior and puts the focus on the positive, using methods appropriate to the age of the camper. Redirection, modeling and guidance form the core of our discipline policy, not punishment. No physical or harsh punishments are used at Camp J.  We strive to provide a safe, well supervised, and fun experience for all of our campers. While we understand that campers sometimes have behavioral challenges, at no time will these challenges be permitted to endanger the safety of the camper, other campers, or camp staff. Such behaviors are never permitted at camp.

If an ongoing/consistent behavioral challenge impacting others’ camp experience is identified, the following steps will be taken:

  1. Behavior is monitored by supervisory staff
  2. Behavioral plan put in place and implemented
  3. Plan evaluated and modified to bolster positive results

Every effort will be made to ensure a positive camp experience for your camper. If there are irreconcilable behavioral difficulties, a child may be removed from Camp J. Refunds, partial or in full, will be determined by the Director of Camp Youth & Family Programming.

 

We are happy to discuss your camper with you, however we will not discuss any other camper, by name, with someone who is not their authorized parent/guardian.

For more information, contact the Camp Office at 502-238-2718 or campj@jewishlouisville.org.

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