Camper-Staff-Interaction-Policy

Camper/Staff Interaction Policy

To be clear, this memo distinguishes three groups. Campers, Camp Staff, and Abrams Creek Campground Staff (Venue Staff).

Campers and Abrams Creek Campground Staff are allowed to interact within certain parameters.

To the Campers:

  • The Venue Staff is a vital support for the event, and they’re great people. Please say hi, thank them for their hard and valuable work, ask if hugs are wanted, and interact with them as you feel drawn.
  • The Venue Staff are there to support the event. They are welcome to attend teaching/educational sessions as their duties and time permit. If they’re in the dome to learn, feel free to have friendly or educational session-related interactions with them, but please don’t bring camp-related needs or questions to them. (If you need something, ask Camp Staff – don’t ask Campground Staff, because they’re probably enjoying free time).

To Venue Staff:

  • As we said above, you’re welcome to attend educational lectures and interact with Campers with the caveats listed below.
  • You are also welcome to share meals so long as your duties permit.

To Both Abrams Creek Campground Staff and Campers:

  • Abrams Creek Campground Staff are not to make sexual advances on the Campers. Campers, if they choose, may request to initiate a sexual or personal connection with an Venue Staff person.
  • Sexual connection is not off limits- it just must be initiated by a Camper.
  • Venue Staff is asked not to attend evening events, as these are for networking for Campers. They are also asked to stay out of the play dome. Campers should not invite Campground Staff to these events or spaces.

CONSENT POLICY: Touch/Affection/Photos… Ask permission and get a verbal yes before initiating any action and practice checking in and re-establishing permission frequently. Thanks in advance for being awesome with that.

Post Camp Requirement: All Campers must leave the campgrounds by 1pm on the final day of Camp. We regret that we cannot make any exceptions to this rule. Please don’t ask us to.

Camp was created for us to work hard and play hard. The way that this works best, is if everyone brings their childhood creativity along with their adult superpowers.