Code of Conduct & Dress Code

Code of Conduct

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. Furthermore, Falls Creek will not tolerate any activity that would harm any camper such as violence or abuse.

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

Recreation vehicles for living or sleeping purposes are permitted only in designated areas and must register in advance with the Falls Creek Office.

Unnecessary and careless traffic is prohibited on Falls Creek grounds.

Only conference center operated golf carts, utility carts, or low speed vehicles (LSVs) are permitted.

Delivery trucks are not permitted during summer camp weeks except to supply conference center-owned concessions.

All passengers must be seated in a vehicle according to its designated capacity—no passengers are allowed in pickup beds or in the back of vehicles with hatch doors raised.

All cycles (uni-, bi-, or tri-) are prohibited on the grounds. Violation of this policy could result in confiscation of equipment. Motorcycles may only drive to and from the gate to their cabin or meeting place.

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

Students are required to attend both the Morning and Evening Worship Service each day.

Sponsors from each church are responsible for enforcing the code of conduct and camp dress code for their entire group (students, sponsors, and guests) and for handling discipline issues within their group.

Courtesy Crew will be on duty 24 hours per day. Courtesy Crew, when called upon, will assist the adult leadership of any cabin in dealing with discipline problems that may arise. Although the Courtesy Crew is specifically assigned to the duty of enforcement, all Falls Creek Staff members are authorized to enforce the code of conduct, dress code, and policies of the conference center. Please respect all Falls Creek Staff.

Church groups must sit together at all worship services. If the group is too large to find a single location for everyone, the group should divide into smaller groups with adult sponsors in each group.

All guests are required to show proof of registration or ID to enter or re-enter the conference center grounds. Day guests should leave grounds by midnight.

CAMP PROHIBITIONS

Students will not be permitted to leave the grounds unless accompanied by a sponsor.

No bands or instrumental groups are allowed to perform outside their cabin walls, except for groups that are an official part of the weekly programming for the whole camp.

Headset listening devices and sound systems may be used only inside cabins.

Excessive volume from a cabin is not permitted since it can disturb other cabins. Please check with the Falls Creek office if there is an issue.

No product sales are allowed at Falls Creek unless they have secured a contract through the Falls Creek office.

Use or possession of illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco of any type is not permitted on the grounds. This includes e-cigarettes or other facsimiles.

The possession of offensive weapons of any sort is prohibited at Falls Creek. Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center reserves the right to perform a random drug and weapon search at any time and confiscate items that distract from the camp goals or that violate the code of conduct of the camp.

Open flame items (other than grills) such as campfires, tiki torches, etc., are not permitted on grounds, unless prepared and supervised by the Conference Center.

Pets/animals (other than service dogs), fireworks, rock throwing, water fighting, laser pointers, and shaving cream fights are prohibited on the grounds.

Masks or any other disguise over the face cannot be worn by anyone outside of their cabin.

For the safety of all guests, skates, roller-blades, and skateboards are permitted only in the SwiftSkate Park area and only at designated times.

No wading or swimming is allowed in the creeks or lake unless there is a Falls Creek lifeguard present. No swimming/wading pools are allowed at cabins.

No camera drones or remote controlled flying devices may be operated on grounds without expressed permission from the Director of Conference Centers and the Falls Creek Program Director.

 

 

Dress Code

Churches participating in Falls Creek should fully communicate the dress code to students BEFORE they pack and arrive for camp. While we understand the desire for fashionable attire, we require you to wear modest clothing. Modesty is a biblical principle and helps keep people focused on the important things at camp. (1 Timothy 2:9-10; 4:12)

All apparel judgments will be left to the discretion of the Falls Creek Staff (FCS). If FCS determines a camper or campers should change their clothing to fall in line with camp requirements, then said camper or campers are required to do so.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

  • Shoes must be worn at all times outside of your cabin.
  • Apparel may not display or promote tobacco, alcohol, controlled substances, or inappropriate language or pictures.
  • Under garments must always be covered by outer garments (i.e. No boxer shorts hanging out or bra straps showing).
  • Midriffs should always be covered.
  • No spaghetti strap shirts or dresses.
  • No tank tops.
  • No short shorts. At a minimum, shorts must extend to, or just beyond, the campers’ finger tips.
  • No tight fitting and revealing clothing. This includes leggings or similar attire, which cannot be worn as pants.
  • Girls may wear dresses/skirts, but they must reach the top of the knee.

 SWIMMING:

  • Girls should wear modest one-piece swim 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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