ETUSC is an unschooling camp. We strive to keep the spirit of unschooling alive while also making sure that campers are safe and well cared for. There are only a few rules that need to be followed.
The first isn't so much a rule as it is a principle and that is mutual respect at all times.
It is the camp's policy that campers not have sex at camp. Sex is defined as any genital contact. Sex may be talked about openly at any given time and there may be workshops that deal with sex and sexuality. And while we have designated dorms for boys and girls, parents need to know that campers sometimes want to sleep in groups under the stars or in the gym.
That being said, our priority is safety over punishment. If a camper finds themself in a situation they are uncomfortable with or if things went too far with or without consent, we encourage them to please speak to a staff member without fear of judgment or punishment.
Boys are not permitted in the girl's dorm and girls are not permitted in the boy's dorm. This is a matter of privacy and safety for all campers. There are plenty of other opportunities and spaces for boys and girls to hang out together.
There are absolutely no drugs or alcohol allowed at camp. ETUSC has a strict zero-tolerance drug and alcohol use policy and if a camper or staff member is caught with drugs and/or alcohol or using drugs and/or alcohol during camp they will be sent home immediately at their or their parents' expense. It is important to understand that there is also a risk of losing the use of the facility entirely if drug and/or alcohol use were discovered by ACC staff.
You must be 18 or over to use any tobacco products (this includes vaporizers and e-cigarettes). Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to be in the designated tobacco use area.
If you drive yourself to camp, your keys will need to be turned in for safe keeping for the duration of camp.
Campers are not to go on hikes into the woods or in the creek alone or at night. There are several places at camp for walking alone or at night such as the paths around the cabins and in the field and campfire areas.
Failure to adhere to the rules will result first in the camper having a meeting with staff to discuss the rules. If camper continues breaking rules, or behavior is egregious enough, the camper will be sent home at their parents' expense.