PARENTS have agreed to the following policy during registartion:
It is the goal of the Penobscot Bay YMCA to provide a healthy, safe, and secure
environment for all day camp participants. The YMCA teaches the core values of caring,
honesty, respect, and responsibility. Children who attend the program are expected to
follow the behavior guidelines and to interact appropriately into a group setting.
• People are responsible for their actions.
• We respect each other and the environment.
• Honesty will be the basis for all relationships and interactions.
• We will care for ourselves and those around us.
When a player does not follow the behavior guidelines, we will take the following steps:
1. Staff will redirect the player to more appropriate behavior.
2. The player will be reminded of the behavior guidelines and day camp rules, and a discussion
will take place.
3. If the behavior persists, a parent will be notified of the problem.
4. The staff will document the situation. This written documentation will include what the
behavior problem is, what provoked the problem, and the corrective action taken.
5. Staff will schedule a conference with the parent so they can determine the appropriate
action to be taken.
6. Staff will schedule a progress check or a follow-up conference.
7. If the problem still persists, staff will schedule a conference that includes the parent,
player, staff, and program director. The program director will have all documentation
and the notes from the previous conferences for review. If subsequent conferences have
to be scheduled, a counselor may also be present.
8. If a child’s behavior at any time threatens the immediate safety of that child, other children,
or staff, the parent may be notified and expected to pick up the child immediately.
9. If a problem persists and a child continues to disrupt the this program, the YMCA
reserves the right to suspend the child from the program. Expulsion from the program
will be considered in extreme situations.
The following behaviors are not acceptable and may result in the immediate suspension of
a child for the remainder of the current day and the next day:
• Endangering the health and safety of themselves, children and/or staff, members,
• Stealing or damaging YMCA or personal property
• Leaving the day camp program without permission
• Continuing to disrupt the program
• Refusing to follow the behavior guidelines or day camp rules
• Using profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity frequently
• Acting in a lewd manner
If any of these behaviors persists, the Director may suspend the participant a second time
Immediate expulsion may occur if a camper:
• Is in possession of and/or using tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, firecrackers,
firearms, or other explosives.
• Threatening another camper’s life or their own.