Note to families: Camp Summergold has full accreditation from the American Camp Association and abides by their policy standards. Please contact the Judy Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-474-2206 (Admin office land line) with questions or concerns.
Our priority is your camper's safety. To help us achieve this goal, we have the following policies in place:
Purpose Statement - Camp Summergold is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive environment that celebrates diversity. We encourage mutual respect and understanding of others, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identities, interests, or abilities.
Hiring Policy: Camp Summergold prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or or any other protected class recognized by state or federal law.
Medical Confidentiality Policy: The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires all health care records and other individually identifiable health information (protected health information) used or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, will be kept confidential.
In the case of a camper illness - the Health Center staff will monitor the camper and keep her in the Health Center until she feels good enough to rejoin camp activities. If the camper's illness persists through two meal times, the parent/guardian will be contacted to discuss a plan of care.
In the case of a camp emergency or situation: (i.e., Illness, weather, schedule change, etc.) Camp Director Judy Hart will contact parents/guardians with a group text, email and/or phone message to alert all families to the situation. Camp Director Judy will follow up with another group text, email and/or phone message to let everyone know the outcome or to share further information.
In the case of a camper health emergency or accident: The camper will receive immediate First Aid and the situation will be assessed by the camp health staff. The Camp Director will be call/text Parents/Guardians immediately. If the parents can’t be reached, the Emergency contact will be called/texted. During the online camper registration process, the Parent/Guardian agrees to add the Camp Director's cell phone number to their phone and to be aware of this emergency communication.
Each camper is responsible for asking for help if needed while she is at camp: Please advise your camper that there are many adults on our staff who will help her if an issue arises during her camp stay - but we can't help her or solve her problem unless she asks for help. Please advise your camper that she is strongly encouraged to say something if she is experiencing anything that makes her uncomfortable and we will do our best to solve the issue.
Communicating with a camper during the camp week: You may reach out to your camper through electronic Camp Grams that can be purchased in the CampDoc registration portal. All USPS mail and campgrams will be delivered to your camper at meal time.
The camp site postal mailing address for June 20 - 26, 2021 is:
Nebraska State 4-H Camp, 83222 4-H Camp Road, Halsey, NE 69142
Weather Policy: Our staff and the staff of State Nebraska 4 H Center use multiple weather apps to stay current with the weather. Programming will be altered to reflect heat indexes or impending storms.
Photo and Video Use Policy: Photos and videos taken during summer camp sessions and at the camp reunion are the property of Camp Summergold and can be used for promotional purposes, such as but not limited to print and online advertising, social media, public news releases, publicity, TV, advertisement, brochures, website, email or promotional videos. Any photograph or video used will exclude the identification of those appearing in the picture. No image that places any child in a defamatory or disrespectful light will be taken or used for any purpose. Names and addresses of campers and staff are the confidential property of Camp Summergold.
Cell Phone Policy: We have a no-cell phone policy. Cell phones brought to camp will be stored in the director’s office and can be used to call home as pre-arranged with the admin staff during the “check in” process.
Personal Property Policy: Camp Summergold is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Valuables should be left at home. The Camp Summergold staff may secure necessary valuables y request only.
Waterfront Policy: Certified lifeguards are provided for all aquatic activities.
Nut Aware Policy: We are a Nut-Aware camp but we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment. Please do not send any nut products to camp with your child.
Tuition Refund Policy: A full tuition and deposit refund, minus all credit card fees, will be issued if requested by May 1. Partial refunds may be requested after May 1 by contacting the Camp Director. Due to the seasonal nature of summer camping, there is no refund or credit for any portion of the camping period not completed including late arrival, early departure, dismissal for cause, illness or accident, disability or withdrawal for any reason.
Behavior & Dismissal Policy: Camp Summergold reserves the right to dismiss a camper for any behavior
- That threatens or endangers the welfare or safety of any other person a camp.
- That is disruptive to the overall camp environment.
- That manifests any form of bullying of other campers or disrespectful behavior to camp authority.
Camp Summergold emphasizes a safe, fun, and healthy camp environment that fosters learning and friendship. Appropriate camp behavior is essential for everyone involved.
Note to families: It is the rare case that any camper is sent home. We encourage parents to explain to their children that Camp Summergold is a private non-profit camp and we are not required to accept every camper application. Camper and family interviews during the registration process are meant to help both parties understand each other better.
Camp policy prohibits any camper who is dismissed for behavioral reasons from returning to camp the following year. In the event of a dispute, claim, or controversy relating to the terms of this Agreement or arising during or after a summer camp session, the Director will attempt to resolve the issue first through direct negotiation with the parent or guardian and, if unsuccessful, through mediation, with the parties sharing the costs thereof equally. In the event that the parties proceed to litigation, venue will be in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Nebraska and the laws of Nebraska will apply. If Camp prevails in the litigation, it will be entitled to recover any and all attorney’s fees and any other costs incurred, as well as any other relief granted by the court.