Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. Bullying happens when a person or group of people want to have power over another and use their power to get their way, at the expense of someone else. Bullying can also happen through cyberspace: through the use of e-mails, text messages, instant messaging, and other less direct methods. This type of bullying can also lead to persons being hurt during or after the camp seasons and be especially hurtful when persons are targeted with meanness and exclusion.
At Camp Nakanawa, bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our Camp philosophy, which dates back to its founding in 1920, is based upon the ideals of friendship, love, honor and truth. At Nakanawa, we strive to ensure that all young women gain self-confidence, make new friends, and leave with cherished memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Bullying, in all its forms, is not tolerated, and stands counter to Nakanawa’s fundamental goals.
At Nakanawa, we address all incidents of bullying seriously and train our counselor staff to alert us of any problems related to bullying. Every person has the right to expect to have the best possible experience at camp, and by working together to identify and manage bullying, we can help ensure that all campers and staff have a great summer at Camp Nakanawa.
Ann & Pepe Perron
**Our camp has a published anti-bullying policy. Parents, campers, staff and volunteers are aware of it. Together we will prevent cruelty of any camper. Our camp is no place for a bully. A bully sent home will stay home: No return to camp this summer and no refund of tuition.