Sabine Creek Ranch Guest Policies and Procedures
We have put in place some policies and procedures for the safety and enjoyment of our guests. Failure by guests to cooperate with camp regulations could necessitate guest returning home at his or her own expense and without refund of fees.
- Each group leader will be responsible for the conduct of his or her guests.
- The following are not allowed on the campgrounds: fireworks, firearms or any other illegal weapon, drugs or alcohol. Any illegal substance will be confiscated and the authorities will be notified. Possession of these items will be reason for disciplinary release from camp.
- Shaving cream (other than for shaving) and “silly string” are not allowed in any buildings.
- Guests are allowed in Dining Hall only at their assigned time. Please clean up your area when you are finished eating. The Dining Hall is closed except at meal times.
- Camp Property
- The church or organization making the reservation will be held financially responsible for any damage or unauthorized removal of property or equipment.
- Guests will be responsible to clean their cabin/lodge and surrounding area clean and in good condition prior to departure. Bathrooms need to be clean and all trash should be placed in the provided trash can and tied off. Extra toilet paper and cleaning supplies can be found in the closets in the bathrooms.
- Neither lewd speech, lewd gestures, nor overt public displays of affection will be acceptable.
Child Abuse Prevention
Sabine Creek Ranch is committed to the safety and well-being of each and every camper, counselor and staff member who is involved at Sabine Creek. Part of this commitment is raising awareness and training of all adults in the area of child abuse prevention.
Child abuse has become a nationwide issue since the 1980s. Schools, camps, churches and other youth organizations have come under intense scrutiny. We believe we must be sensitive and well-informed to avoid potential difficulties in this area and for the well-being of the young people entrusted to our care.
It is not just the responsibility of the cabin counselor to ensure the safety of the campers. Preventing child abuse is a team effort.
For the protection of all campers and adults alike, we enforce particular policies regarding the way that counselors and staff interact with campers. Some of these protective and preventative policies are:
- Avoid one-on-one contact.
- Adult to Camper
- Camper to Camper
- Respect campers’ privacy.
- Use constructive discipline. Corporal punishment is never a proper form of discipline.
- Any type of hazing is prohibited.
- Campers are responsible for proper behavior.
- Side hugs or high fives ONLY.
- No piggy back rides.
- No sitting on laps.
Sabine Creek Ranch holds the safety and wellbeing of campers, counselors and staff members at the highest value. If you have any questions about our policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As we promote a family atmosphere, Sabine Creek Ranch does not promote alcohol, vaping or smoking on the property for any reason.
If you have any questions about our regulations and policies, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.