CAMPER BILL OF RIGHTS
- You have the right to be and feel safe during performances, camp activities and workshops
- You have the right to be treated respectfully.
- You have the right to set boundaries regarding physical contact and subject matter that might trigger a negative emotional response. You have the right to dictate what kind of physical touch you will receive.
- You have the right to immediately step out of any scene, performance or camp activity in which you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. And you have the right to excuse yourself from any scene or exercise at any time without explanation.
- You have the right to inform your teacher or camp staff of anything you want them to know ahead of time, such as physical or emotional conditions that might make playing certain games difficult or uncomfortably challenging.
- You have the right to speak to any camp staff member regarding behavior by any person that you feel infringes on your rights.
- If you are personally aware of any conduct that would have been a violation of your rights if directed toward you, you have the same right to report that conduct as if you were the target.
- You have the right to define what feels fun and what feels comfortable (and uncomfortable) for you without judgment from others.
- You have the right to turn down a suggestion you feel is demeaning.
- You have the right to fail.
- You have the right to be brilliant.
- You have the right to love your work.
- You are enough!
Our Camper Bill of Rights is intended to empower each individual the ability to define what is right for them in this art form. One of these rights is the right to fail, which is part of the process of growth. Use this as a way to aim for better while understanding that we will all stumble a little along the way. The key is to begin communicating our needs & listening to others with kindness & compassion.