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Camp Policy on Bullying
Bullying is a cruel act committed by one or more people who exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. Bullying occurs when a person or group of people want to exercise power over another and use their power to get their way, at the expense of someone else. Bullying can also happen through cyberspace: through the use of e-mails, text messaging, instant messaging, and other less direct methods. This type of bullying can also lead to persons being hurt during or between the camp seasons and be especially hurtful when persons are targeted with meanness and exclusion.
Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge declare that bullying is inexcusable and have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our philosophy is very simple... we place the highest priority on childcare. We have a parental concern for every child; for every aspect of their well-being, health, safety and general happiness. We want our campers to grow as individuals by making friends, learning about teamwork, improving their skills and trying new activities. Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge are all about being: WHOLESOME, INCLUSIVE and NURTURING. We work together as a team to ensure that campers gain self-confidence.
Our leadership addresses all incidents of bullying seriously and trains staff to promote communication between directors, staff, campers and their parents alerting us to any problems during the summer and between camp seasons. Every person has the right to expect to have the best possible experience at camp. By working together as a team to identify and eliminate bullying, we can help ensure that all campers and staff have a great summer at Equinunk and Blue Ridge.

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