*Please review this with your child*
GROW Enrichment Summer Camp wants to cultivate the naturalist in your child and engage them with their immediate environment. It will be a FUN week at camp, especially if the campers already know what is expected from them. Read these guidelines with your child.
To guide us, we use the ACORNS philosophy.
GROW campers aim to be…
Be active in your group. Participate and try new things.
Ask questions & try to find out answers. Explore your environment.
Pay attention to the world around you. Listen. Notice small things.
Respect all things: people, animals, plants and our environment.
Being outside makes us mentally and physically healthier! Unplug & enjoy!
Make good decisions. Be careful with ourselves, others and our words.
(Adapted with permission from Kalamazoo Nature Center – PDF)
Camp staff will work with your child to redirect minor behavior issues with listening, cooperation or positive participation. More disruptive behavior will be brought to the attention of the camp director and the parent will be notified at check-out or called by phone.
A camper may be asked to leave camp (without a refund) if the director determines that the camper is compromising the safety of themselves or their group. This could include verbally threatening other group members or acts of aggression/violence such as hitting, kicking or biting. Also, if a camper repeatedly leaves the group unannounced and is unable to be kept safely supervised, they may be sent home without a refund.