Code & Standards

Code of Conduct for Falls Creek Youth Weeks

GENERAL PURPOSE

Falls Creek youth weeks are planned for students who have completed 6th through 12th grade.

The code of conduct for Falls Creek is intended to assist the many diverse churches and students at camp to have a safe and enjoyable camp experience, while growing in their faith. Falls Creek is Christian camp designed to help students and adults know and follow God, so the code of conduct prioritizes personal encouragement and issues related to a student’s faith development in Jesus. Falls Creek does not condone or encourage any activity on grounds that would humiliate any camper, including initiation, hazing, and/or pranks.

MODESTY/PDA

Believing that modesty extends beyond the dress code, Falls Creek asks that students refrain from PDA (Public Displays of Affection). Church sponsors should be diligent to communicate this guideline to their students.

CURFEW

At 10:15pm, all students should be back at their cabin and should not be outside their cabin without a sponsor until after 6:30am. Groups are allowed to meet around the perimeter of their cabin during late night devotional times, but a sponsor should be with the group at all times and extra care should be taken so other groups are not disturbed. Groups/individuals must be inside their cabin by 11:45pm.

VEHICLES

CELL PHONES

Falls Creek asks that church leaders make determinations regarding their students’ use and possession of cell phones. NOTE: The majority of group leaders limit the time students are allowed to use their cell phones each day in order to cause less distraction from the camp experience.

CAMP REQUIREMENTS

CAMP PROHIBITIONS

 

 

Dress Code

The intent of the Falls Creek dress code is to provide an equitable dress code for all campers that will encourage modesty above legalism. Parents and church leaders are urged to see that only clothing which meets the policies and regulations of the conference center is brought to Falls Creek.  CAMPERS: Please bring clothing to Falls Creek which fully complies with the following regulations:

MODESTY

Since Falls Creek is a Christian camp with a distinctly Christian atmosphere, the New Testament principle of modesty should always be the standard for dress at Falls Creek. It is the responsibility of the sponsors from each church to model the standard of modesty and enforce the camp dress code.

GENERAL APPROPRIATENESS

While on Falls Creek grounds campers may not wear apparel that exposes the midriff, is extremely tight fitting, or has writing on the back of pants or shorts. Apparel may not display or promote tobacco, alcohol, controlled substances, or inappropriate language or pictures. (Examples of clothes that are considered tight-fitting are: leggings, jeggings, or spanx; compression shorts)

DRESSES AND SHORTS

All shorts and dresses should be modest length. At Falls Creek, modest shorts are  defined as shorts that have at least a five inch inseam or longer and dresses and skirts should be no shorter than four inches above the knee.  Slits in dresses and skirts should also be modest in length. All apparel must cover the shoulder. Dresses must include accessory wear under or over any straps that do not cover the shoulder. (Remember, ALL shorts must have at least a 5″ inseam. This means the brand or style of short cannot be used to determine their appropriateness. For instance, if NIKE shorts do not have a 5″ inseam they are not permissible.)

SHIRTS AND SHOES

Tank tops are not allowed at Falls Creek. Sleeveless shirts are acceptable, but must go from the neck to the shoulder seam and not be split down the side. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times outside cabins, except while swimming.

SWIMMING

Modest swimming suits are appropriate while swimming. A dark t-shirt must be worn over two-piece swimming suits. Males should not wear tight fitting swimming suits. While going to and from the swimming areas, all campers must wear shoes; males must wear a t-shirt and females must wear a long covering over their swimming suits.

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