Bullying is any action, word, or behavior injuring, humiliating, degrading, or demeaning another individual. Bullying is not only physical but includes mental, emotional, and social aspects as well.
We have found that constructive and attentive leadership can prevent most instances of bullying. We specifically train and expect our staff to foster healthy relationships between campers within every cabin or activity group.
Though we work to minimize unsupervised situations, we recognize there are circumstances when campers are not directly supervised. However, each day we are in active communication as a camp, and as cabin groups, about bullying and our staff’s availability to each camper as an advocate and resource.
We encourage parents to have conversations with their son(s) about our expectations and the availability of our staff as advocates before they arrive at camp.
Northern Frontier has a zero-tolerance policy against bullying of any form. Our camp leadership works to investigate incidents of bullying and take appropriate actions. No refunds will be given if a camper is dismissed due to this behavior.
Disruptive Camper Policy
When a camper is significantly disruptive to other campers and the Northern Frontier program (use of tobacco, drugs, abusive behavior, language, bullying and harassment of others, etc.), such behavior is unfair to campers who come to camp to be away from those things. The Northern Frontier staff will immediately stop such behavior to ensure the safety of our campers.
The issue will be discussed with the disruptive camper and those affected by the behavior, the Program Director, and the Camp Director. Everything will be documented, and parents will be called of all involved. Upon the discretion of the Camp Director and depending on the circumstances, local authorities (police, lawyers, DYFS) may be called for further resolution and support. The problem will be resolved quickly, and arrangements will be made to have the disruptive camper return home.
All of this will be done with discernment, through prayer and supplication to God, seeking His wisdom.