Equal Opportunity, Antiharassment & Nondiscrimination Policy
- Commitment to Equal Opportunity. Camp is committed to providing campers and staff with an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Camp does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. Actions related to camp admission, discipline, housing, and other opportunities shall not be made based on any such status. Discriminatory behavior is prohibited regardless of how it is exhibited, whether verbally, in writing, or electronically displayed or conveyed. Notwithstanding the foregoing: as a Jewish organization, camp may give preference to hiring Jewish staff members, and admitting/providing scholarship funding to Jewish campers, to promote the religious principles for which the camp was founded; and camp may impose bona fide occupational qualifications for certain positions, such as hiring female staff to live in girls’ housing (with such determinations made based on gender identity, as set forth below).
- Prohibition on Harassment. Harassment is strictly prohibited. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on a person’s protected characteristics (e.g., race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and other factors protected by federal, state or local law) in circumstances where: (a) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued participation in camp; or (b) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.
- Accommodations Policy. Camp is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to campers and staff with disabilities. If a camper or staff member believes they need an accommodation because of a disability, then they must contact camp management to provide a description of the specific accommodation requested, the reason for the need for an accommodation, and how the accommodation will allow the individual to participate in camp. After receiving the request, camp will engage in an interactive dialogue to determine the requestor’s precise needs or limitations and explore potential reasonable accommodations that could overcome those limitations, to the extent reasonable accommodations can be made without imposing an undue burden/hardship on camp. Camp makes determinations about reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis using an individualized assessment of each person.
- Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Community Members. Camp is a welcoming environment for every community member. We celebrate diversity and prohibit discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, and gender expression. We house and group campers and staff based on their gender identity or expression, rather than their assigned gender at birth. If a transgender, a gender nonconforming, a nonbinary, or any other camper or staff member prefers a private room, then camp will endeavor to provide the camper or staff member with a private room. Campers and staff may use bathrooms based on their gender identity or expression, rather than their assigned gender at birth. Every member of our community has the right to be addressed by their chosen name, title, or pronoun. No camper or staff members needs to show any particular “proof” of gender to exercise these rights.