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Camp Mount Michael Guidelines

Camp Mount Michael promotes positive character and a good attitude to all campers. We encourage and expect all of our campers to embrace the six pillars of character. Please review the following information with your camper before he attends camp. The information will be reviewed at the beginning and throughout each camp session.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jack Pritchard at 402-238-1457 or camp@mountmichael.org


Be honest, don’t deceive, cheat or steal.
Be reliable- do what you say you’ll do.
Have courage to do the right thing.
Build a good reputation.


Treat others with respect; be tolerant of differences.
Use good manners, not bad language.
Be considerate of the feelings of others.
Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone.
Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.


Do what you are supposed to do.
Persevere: keep on trying.
Always do your best.
Be self-disciplined.
Think before you act-consider the consequences.
Be accountable for your choices.


Play by the rules.
Take turns and share.
Be open-minded; listen to others.
Don’t take advantage of others.
Don’t blame others carelessly.


Be kind.
Be compassionate and show that you care.
Express gratitude.
Forgive others.
Help people in need


Do your share to make Camp Mount Michael a better community.
Stay informed.
Be a helpful group member.
Obey Camp Mount Michael rules.
Respect counselors and fellow campers.
Protect the environment.

Five Rules of Camp Mount Michael

2) NO RUNNING IN BUILDING (with the exception of the gym)


It is Camp Mount Michael’s mission to help each camper have a fun and safe time while at camp. If a camper feels as though he is being bullied or harassed or a camper is observing bullying or harassing we ask that he immediately inform his counselor so that the situation can be dealt with. If the camper is not satisfied with the way the situation is dealt with he is asked to then inform another counselor or the Camp Director. Bullying and harassment at camp will not be tolerated. In the case of bullying or harassment the offender’s parents will be informed and in some cases it may result in the camper’s dismissal from camp.

Camp Mount Michael defines harassment and bullying as follows:

Harassment – Any intentionally hurtful, demeaning, or disparaging acts, words, symbolic representations, or behavior used by a camper or campers against another camper or campers that is disruptive to camp activities. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal, physical, visual, or graphic actions such as name-calling, taunting, mocking, slandering, humiliating, defaming, teasing, pestering; and making derogatory remarks, demeaning jokes, disparaging drawings or notes.

Bullying – Any intentionally hostile or offensive verbal, written, graphic, demonstrative, or physical act that has the purpose of exerting domination over another camper through the act of intimidating, frightening, oppressing, or adversely controlling the student, and that is disruptive of camp activities. This may include, but is not limited to, verbal, graphic, or written activities such as name-calling, taunting, blackmailing, inciting to fight, terrorizing, or physical activities such as poking, blocking or impeding, following, hair pulling, mock hitting motions, intentionally bumping, tripping, and damaging clothing.

Josephson Institute of Ethics. “Character Counts: The Six Pillars of Character.” 2007. Josephine Institute. 13 Feb. 2007 http://www.charactercounts.org/defsix.htm

Millard Public Schools. “No Tolerance for Bullying.” 2006. Millard Public Schools- Nebraska Department of Education. 13 Feb. 2007 http://www.mpsomaha.org/rms/bullying.htm

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