Policy On Bullying

Christmount

Bullying is an act by one or more people to exclude, tease, taunt, gossip about, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt them. Bullying happens when a person or group of people want to have power over another. Bullying can be verbal, physical, or online or on a cell phone.

At Christmount, bullying is inexcusable, and we have always had a firm policy against all types of bullying and intimidation. Our camp philosophy is based on our belief that every camper has a right to have a safe and fun camp experience, that each person will be respected, and in turn learn to appreciate and respect others.

Christmount’s camp staff and volunteers are trained to recognize bullying and to report it to their supervisors; if possible staff will attempt first to use the situation as a teachable moment and help to remedy it. Campers and counselors who continue to bully will not be tolerated; if the person continues bullying they will be sent home.