Every summer at Camp Foley, we strive to create a culture where campers feel confident taking healthy risks and creating bonds with people from diverse backgrounds. Our mission is to see our campers grow, gain grit, investigate, and build independence over the course of each session. To foster this independence, campers will have the power of choice in several aspects of camp. With that power comes the responsibility for their own well being and the well being of others in camp. In order to partner with you to create a successful summer camp environment for all, we ask that parents are familiar with and understand our policies regarding camper behavior, personal property, camp property, and how it pertains to community living at Camp Foley.
Please discuss these expectations with your camper prior to camp:
- Camp encourages campers to take respectful pictures and/or videos of others at Foley. Cameras (Go-Pros, digital cameras, other video recording devices) willhave limitations if brought to camp to protect the privacy of others. No taking pictures/videos in the bathroom, showers, cabins when people are changing, etc.
- Foul language and improper conversations are discouraged and considered disrespectful.
- When Foley staff give requests or directions, campers are expected to listen and comply to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of everyone.
- Camp Foley does not tolerate emotional or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse of one person by another and may be grounds for dismissal.
- Lots of different equipment is used at Foley, and campers may be held responsible for damage to Camp Foley property caused by misuse and may be charged for repairs or a replacement.
- If Parents wish to thank or honor a staff member for their hard work, please make a tax-deductible contribution to our scholarship fund, as our Foley staff does not accept gratuities. Learn how to Donate here.
Social Media Policy
Your camper well being can be enhanced by the continual correspondence and connections with other campers and staff. We are so inspired by the lasting friendships of past campers who are now in their 60s/70s/80s, it is proof the Camp Foley connection can last decades.
Campers and counselors keep in touch after the summer in a variety of ways including email and social media, which we believe can continue a positive and lasting relationship between campers and counselors.
In the spirit and culture of camp, we ask that campers and staff:
- Keep all exchanges PG
- Keep what they say positive and respectful of staff and campers alike
- Not to use obscenities, vulgar or sexual language
- Not to post pictures online that would embarrass or violate anyone’s privacy
- Not to pose as another camper or counselor online or spread false information
- Not to talk about things that speak negatively of camp or camp policy
If something inappropriate were to be posted online, our policy is to ask that it be taken down and we inform the parents of minors involved. However, as a parent, you hold full responsibility for online interactions between your camper and other campers and staff outside of camp. If you have a concern, please share it with us. Any camper or staff who violates our policies regarding out-of-camp communication may jeopardize their ability to return to Foley.