Catholic HEART Workcamp encourages an atmosphere of trust, truthfulness, honesty and openness. CHWC prides itself in treating teens with respect. We do our best not to “talk down to teens or adults”, but rather work together in creating the “kingdom on earth.” We ask teens to respect adults and vice versa. In most cases, those attending HEART Workcamp observe proper respect, manners and rules of order. However, from time to time someone may step over the line and carry out actions which are unacceptable and need disciplinary action.
When an adult or teenager observes someone being disruptive, destructive or in a dangerous situation:
- We first ask you to intervene and ask the person to stop. If the problem continues,
- We ask that the problem be shared with his/her parish youth leader. If the situation is a serious violation of rules,
- Contact the Workcamp manager, team captain or director and make them aware of the behavior.
If a situation is severe enough, Catholic HEART Workcamp reserves the right to send a person home at the camper’s expense.
Situations someone will be sent home for include but are not limited to:
- Use, possession or transfer of alcohol, illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia. (Prescription drugs are the responsibility of individuals. Please make your youth leader aware of any prescription medication you will be taking. Also, please list it on your medical release form.)
- Use, possession or transfer of fireworks, matches or lighters
- Stealing or vandalism
- Possession or use of any weapons, guns, explosive device or knives (including pocket knives)
- False fire alarm or bomb threat
- Vulgar language or constant swearing
- Sexual harassment/misconduct
- Bullying, which includes but is not limited to one or more students seeking to have power over another student through the use of verbal, physical or emotional harassment, intimidation, or isolation.