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Camp Info for Parents

Camp Discipline:

  • In order to provide a safe and effective camp, certain rules have been established and MUST be followed. Disciplinary action will be taken if rules are ignored by informing parents with phone calls and a letter of any infractions that may occur by their child. After two warnings, the camper will have the choice of abiding by the rules or dismissal.
  • Campers should adhere to the following:
  • All campers will listen to and follow any directives/instructions that are given by a Counselor or Instructor.
  • Campers will respect their Counselors and Supervisors, as well as their fellow campers.
  • Campers will demonstrate good sportsmanship while participating in any activity.
  • Campers are to inform a staff member when being disturbed or taunted by other campers.
  • Fighting, the use of offensive language, or any other demonstration of inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • Campers who bring weapons, alcohol, drugs or other illegal items (i.e. fireworks) to camp will be immediately dismissed from camp and the police will be notified.
  • All personal electronic equipment should be taken care of and not misused.

See below for a list of common questions. If you cannot find the answer to your question here,
please call 585-764-44832 or email: allison@vitalwork.com.

Parent FAQ's

Will my child have to share filmmaking equipment with other campers?

Each group of campers will have their own equipment that they will share (4 campers per set of equipment).

What will my child take home at the end of the week?

Our courses are all project-based, so at the end of the week your child will have a completed movie.

What kind of computers and software do you use in your courses?

We use state-of-the-art, computers (less than two years old) and equipment.

How do you balance classroom time and other activities during the day?

We strike a balance between in-class learning and out-of-doors fun. We recognize that kids need to move! Breaks for recreation are built in throughout the day. Your child can expect about 6 hours in the classroom, with time split between instruction and project work.

Where do I pick up and drop off my child?

Registration will be held at Breen Hall and this will also be the pick-up location after the screening on July 22nd.

How do meals work?

Nazareth College will be providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for all students. All campers will eat together, along with the staff, in the designated student dining hall at the times on the schedule.

If my child stays on campus, who will his or her roommate be?

We have taken requests made for roommates into consideration and paired campers accordingly. Otherwise, we match our campers by age and gender.

What does my child need to bring if staying on campus?

Please see the list provided in the information packet.

Can my child bring his or her own video games and movies to play?

It's up to you, but we allow only games rated "E - for Everyone" and we show only age-appropriate movies on movie nights.

What precautions do you take to ensure the safety of my child?

We protect your children as if they were ours. That is our pledge to you. No one is allowed to pick up your child without proper identification and written authorization on file. All our counselors carry cell phones and can be easily reached at any time. Campers are supervised at all times. We use the "buddy system" to ensure your child's safety, even during a bathroom break. We use the common-sense "no one-on-one" rule. Your child will not be left alone in the presence of only one adult.

What if my child has a medical emergency?

We won't hesitate to take your child to a medical center in the event of an emergency. We are equipped to handle minor injuries ourselves and the campus Health and Wellness Center is available anytime. Rest assured that we will treat your children with the same care and concern as we do our very own. Parents will be notified immediately whenever sickness or injury occurs.

Can I visit my child on campus?

Of course you can! In fact, we encourage you to come on Friday afternoon to see all the incredible projects that were made during the week. If you need to visit at other times during the day, Monday-Friday, please call your child's counselor and we'll escort you over to the classroom after verifying your identity. You'll have a few cell phone numbers to call to make those arrangements.

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