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Brant Lake, NY

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Technology @ the Point

Important information regarding the use of iPods, mobile phones, and other devices at Point O'Pines Camp.

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Our RulesPlease review carefully

To help create a respectful camp living experience, it is essential that all members of our camp community understand our policies and regulations. We ask for your full cooperation in following our policies, especially as they pertain to respect, food, phone calls, visiting, cell phones, technology, packages, and valuable items.

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Behavioral Protocol: Respectful behavior is expected between all people at camp. This means between campers, between campers and staff, and between all staff.

Gratuities: Parents should not tip staff members at Point O’Pines. Our staff members are well aware of this policy and understand that they are receiving a generous salary and should not accept tips or gifts from parents. The acceptance of any tip or gift means immediate dismissal for the staff member without exception. Please protect our staff members by not offering gratuities that tempt them with a violation of this policy.

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Money at Camp: Your daughter does not require money at camp. She will be given a sufficient amount of spending money to cover her personal needs on any trips outside of camp. We cannot assume responsibility for money kept in bunks. We make our camp safe available for any funds that might be needed by girls with special pre-camp or post-camp travel requirements. Withdrawals from the camp safe must be made at specified times.

Prohibited Items: The following items are prohibited at Point O’Pines and will be confiscated if they come to Camp:

  • any electronic communications device, including, for example, cell phones, tablets, Kindles, walkie talkies, Internet-enabled cameras, watches, music devices or gaming devices, devices connecting to the Internet or e-mail, or any other device containing a radio transceiver;
  • any device capable of playing a video, except music players and cameras are permitted if they contain no video or movie content other than that filmed at camp;
  • extension cords and power strips;
  • excessive decorative pillows and stuffed animals (i.e., no more than three mid-sized items), bed rugs, bedskirts, dust ruffles, comforters, foam mattress pads (e.g., egg crate mattress pads);
  • putty, slime or feather boas;
  • inflatable items, portable dresser units, and any chair that is not the Crazy Creek style (e.g., bungee chairs); and
  • any nuts or products that may contain nuts, including both foods as well as shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and other toiletries.
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Valuables: Although the Directors make every effort to safeguard the belongings of every camper, camp cannot be responsible for campers’ personal property. We do not recommend that valuable items be brought to camp.

Food: We permit parents to bring a limited amount of candy or fruit to camp on Visiting Day. The amount must be consumable during your visit as any excess is destroyed after Visiting Day. It is against camp rules to send candy or food to camp or to include it in your daughter’s trunk. Your compliance with this regulation will help us to maintain your child’s health and avoid bugs and animals in the bunks. Our girls have a healthy, well-balanced diet and receive a reasonable amount of candy and plenty of fresh fruit. All food and candy packages received at camp are confiscated and their contents discarded.

Two campers with cotten candy

Bunk Gifts: You may, of course, bring a gift for your daughter on Visiting Day. In order to maintain the atmosphere of equality in camp, gifts for girls other than your daughter, including birthday favors or decor, are not permitted. Your adherence to this policy will avoid potential embarrassment. Bunk gifts will be confiscated in order that all of our girls receive equal treatment from bunk parents.

Packages: In the interest of minimizing excess waste and promoting a culture of fairness at camp, we have a no gift package policy.  Gift packages that are sent to camp for your daughter will be refused and returned to the sender. If your daughter is missing items necessary for camp and you need to send a necessity package, this package must be approved before it is sent to camp.  To receive approval for a necessity package, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required and clearly note your daughter’s name, age group, and specific details about why you need to send a package.  After you receive approval to send this package, our office staff will accept delivery of the package.  Any non-approved necessity packages will be refused and returned to sender. See “Birthdays at Camp” for details on the exception to the gift package policy for birthdays.

Technology @ the Point

Important information regarding the use of iPods, mobile phones, and other devices at Point O'Pines Camp.

»Tech @ the Point

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