No Tobacco Items, Drugs, Alcohol, Knives, or Weapons of any type are allowed at Camp Wiyaka. Possession of these items will be cause for immediate removal from camp, at the cost of parents or responsible party, including cost of staff time and travel if required to return camper.
Electronic Games, E-Readers, Computers, Personal music players (ie. MP3, I-Pod, CD players, etc) and Cell Phones are Not Allowed. These items will be confiscated and kept in the directors’ cabin for the duration of the campers stay.
Lewd or profane language should not be used.
Campers are not allowed to make or receive calls from home. We encourage parents to call and speak with one of the directors if they have any concerns. We guarantee a return call, within 24 hours, with a comprehensive update of how a child is doing at camp. We will check with the camper, his/her tent counselor, and a program staff who has had recent contact, to verify your camper’s full camp experience.
During Co-Ed camp sessions, campers are not to be in a tent belonging to the opposite gender.
Campers are to remain on camp property (with the exception of staff-led off-property trips), be with a group, and have their whereabouts known by a staff member at all time. If at any time a camper has purposefully left camp, or has gone off alone, they are subject to being dismissed from camp without refund.
Camp Wiyaka is a safe place for all children and staff. Anyone endangering the physical or emotional safety of himself/ herself or another person will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to verbal and physical harassment, sexual misconduct, fighting and dangerous behaviors. Such behavior may result in dismissal from Camp without refund. Removal of any camper from camp will be made at the discretion of the directors.
The YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility should guide the actions, language, and topic of conversation of all those at Camp Wiyaka.
Camp Wiyaka rules will be discussed as tent groups and as an entire camp.
Campers are encouraged to create “house rules” for the tent with their tentmates and counselor.