Day Camp Policies

Camper Behavior

All campers and their guests are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times while participating, spectating or attending any camp or activity sponsored by NSSRA. This includes participation in programs which may or may not require an admission fee.

Code of Conduct

For the Code of Conduct, the term “program” refers to all recreation events you may attend as a participant, spectator, or visitor, sponsored by NSSRA.

  • Show respect to all participants and program staff and/or supervisors.
  • Take direction from program staff and/or supervisors.
  • Refrain from using abusive or foul language.
  • Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other participants or program staff and/or supervisors.
  • Refrain from bullying other participants or program staff and/or supervisors.
  • Show respect to equipment, supplies and facilities.

Camper Discipline

NSSRA uses a positive approach when disciplining. Program staff may discuss the Code of Conduct with all campers before the start of the camp and will periodically review the Code of Conduct. If inappropriate behavior occurs, staff will develop a solution specific to each situation as it arises. NSSRA reserves the right to dismiss campers whose behavior endangers themselves or others.

Camper Expectations

  • Clean, dry clothing
  • No bowel/bladder problems upon arrival at the transportation location or program. If this is a concern, extra clean clothing, clean–up supplies, and Depends™ garments or similar items must be sent with the participant
  • Attention to body odor and appearance
  • Appropriate attire for program participation. If you have questions about the type of attire campers should wear for a particular program, please contact the NSSRA office.

Camper Wellness

In consideration of other campers and NSSRA staff, to prevent the spread of contagious illnesses, it is requested that campers refrain from attending when any of the following conditions exist:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher (when this occurs, campers must stay home for one whole program day – 24 hours from time sent home)
  • Vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Persistent diarrhea in conjunction with other symptoms
  • Contagious rash or rash of unknown origin
  • Persistent cough or cold symptoms
  • “Pink Eye” (conjunctivitis) or discharge from the eye
  • Symptoms of mumps, measles, chicken pox, strep throat, flu, impetigo or coxsackie virus
  • Runny nose with yellow or green discharge
  • Lice/mites present
  • Fatigue due to illness

Camp Late Pick Up Policy

If a camper has not been picked up at the scheduled program end time:

  • NSSRA will contact the parent/guardian/group home staff for campers not picked up at the scheduled program end time.
  • If the camper has not been picked up after a ten-minute wait, NSSRA will call emergency contacts, and a fee may be applied.

Camp Refunds

  • NSSRA will grant full refunds for all camps up to the registration deadline.
  • NSSRA will make a prorated refund of the camp and transportation fee less a $10 administration fee and NSSRA-incurred costs if cancelled more than two weeks before the start of the camp session.
  • Within two weeks of the camp session, NSSRA will only refund for medical reasons with a note from your doctor. When canceling for a medical reason, refunds are minus NSSRA prepaid costs.