Camp Staff

Welcome Aboard!

Thank you for your interest in working at Camp Ollin. Join our team of dedicated staff to making each camper’s experience positive, memorable, and fun.

“I had the awesome opportunity to work with Deaf Sense last summer and seeing the heart and soul everyone pours into these kids was incredible. They expect high standards of ASL fluency from each other and themselves and in turn receive that same passion from everyone involved. They’re friendly and warm and so willing to work with kids or adults who don’t know ASL, too. This is a group of people who are hearing, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, CODAs, SODAs and have learned to come together and acknowledge each of their individual strengths as people first and foremost. I can’t say enough about how much kids will benefit from engaging with a group like this and I’m excited for the future of Deaf Sense!”

~ Rebekah, camp counselor

All staff are expected to be available to work during the summer camp season at a minimum.

JULY 7-20, 2019

Are you a role model with enthusiasm, dedication and interest in child development? Then you are the key to positive experiences for each camper at Camp Ollin. Counselors are selected based on the ability to serve as outstanding role models and leaders.

Staff members working with us have completed one year of college or work experience after high school and are at least 18 years of age before joining our team. They have exceptional communication skills, are dedicated to providing children with a memorable and fun camp experience, and support Camp Ollin’s overall philosophy and goals. 

Staff are recruited from all over the United States. Our diverse staff, like our campers, add a unique flavor to the camp community. The entire staff works together toward their final goal of providing a positive, fun, and nurturing camp experience for each child.

Positions available

Counselor Position Description

Are you looking for work in the outdoor environment with youth? We are looking for positive dependable individuals to join our team!

Opportunities for salary bonuses with required certifications!

Responsibilities:

  • Holding a C.P.R. and First Aid certifications (REQUIRED)
  • Food Handlers certified through Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) (REQUIRED)
  • Great skills in building relationships with each campers
  • Facilitating friendships in the tent and/or activity group
  • Able to resolving conflicts
  • Able to caring for the needs of each camper
  • Able to be a role model to fostering growth of each camper.

 

Camp Ollin, powered by Deaf Sense, LLC, is American Sign Language immersion camp with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) with Literacy and Art education program, called STREAM. We are Deaf owned company that assists youth to thrive as leaders of tomorrow. Our camp is unique run educational camp and you want to be a part of it. Our youth report better relationships in their personal lives through our camp programs. Camp Ollin directors are trained Camp Directors by American Camp Association and serve deaf, hard of hearing and hearing youth across the United States.

Apply if you are:

  • Love to see youth thrive
  • Positive in lives of youth
  • Dependable to inspire youth
  • A role model that youth can look up
  • Teachable to support unique program needs

*Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. American Sign Language experience and ability is required.

This is a two to three weeks temporary employment position in Oregon.

If you are interested in joining our team as Counselor, apply online now.

Educational Interpreter Position Description

Are you looking for work in the outdoor environment with youth? We are looking for positive dependable individuals to join our team!

Opportunities for salary bonuses with required certifications!

Responsibilities:

  • Interpreting experience using Academic ASL is highly preferred
  • Holding a C.P.R. and First Aid certifications (REQUIRED)
  • Great skills in building relationships with each campers, staff and venue providers
  • Facilitating professional interpreting setting and ethnics
  • Able to resolving conflicts
  • Provide expressive and voice interpreting for campers and staff who are deaf or hard of hearing at venue programs and services

 

Camp Ollin, powered by Deaf Sense, LLC, is American Sign Language immersion camp with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) with Literacy and Art education program, called STREAM. We are Deaf owned company that assists youth to thrive as leaders of tomorrow. Our camp is unique run educational camp and you want to be a part of it. Our youth report better relationships in their personal lives through our camp programs. Camp Ollin directors are trained Camp Directors by American Camp Association and serve deaf, hard of hearing and hearing youth across the United States.

Apply if you are:

  • Love to see youth thrive
  • Facilitate positive in lives of youth
  • Dependable to inspire youth
  • A role model that youth can look up
  • Teachable to support unique program needs

*Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. American Sign Language experience and ability is required.

This is a two-week temporary employment position in Oregon.

If you are interested in joining our team as Educational Interpreter, please apply online at www.deafsense.com/summer-camp-staff.

Medical Personnel Position Description

Are you looking for work in the coastal environment with youth? We are looking for positive dependable individuals to join our team!

Opportunities for salary bonuses with required certifications!

Responsibilities:

  • Holding a C.P.R., and Wilderness First Aid certifications (REQUIRED)
  • Great skills in administering medicines
  • Excellence in responding to medical emergencies
  • Providing treatment of injury from outdoor activity and rustic camping environment.
  • Assists the Lifeguard staff at scheduled waterfront activities
  • Observes all medical concerns at the camp, off-site travel and other scenarios of rustic camping environment.
  • Facilitating safe camping experience and activities
  • Able to resolving conflicts
  • Able to caring for the needs of each camper
  • Able to be a role model to fostering growth of each camper.

 

 

Camp Ollin, powered by Deaf Sense, LLC, is American Sign Language immersion camp with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) with Literacy and Art education program, called STREAM. We are Deaf owned company that assists youth to thrive as leaders of tomorrow. Our camp is unique run educational camp and you want to be a part of it. Our youth report better relationships in their personal lives through our camp programs. Camp Ollin directors are trained Camp Directors by American Camp Association and serve deaf, hard of hearing and hearing youth across the United States.

Apply if you are:

  • Love to see youth thrive
  • Positive in lives of youth
  • Dependable to inspire youth
  • A role model that youth can look up
  • Teachable to support unique program needs

*Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. One year of college or work experience after high school is required. American Sign Language experience and ability is preferred.

This is a two-week temporary employment position in Newport, a coastal town in Oregon.

If you are interested in joining our team as Medical Personnel, please apply online now.

Cook Position Description

Are you looking for work in the rustic camping environment with youth? We are looking for positive dependable individuals to join our team!

Opportunities for salary bonuses with certifications!

Responsibilities:

  • Holding a food handler certification in Oregon by ORLA (required)
  • Great skills in providing three nutritious, well-prepared, and timely meals a day as well as snacks for campers and staff.
  • Excellence in carrying out daily operations of the camp’s food service
  • Observing the routine sanitation of the kitchen and related equipment
  • Working as a lead member of a food service team with Cook Assistant
  • Managing the reception, inventory, and storage of food deliveries.
  • Excellence skills in cook outdoor in a rustic camping environment for a large group of 50 people.
  • Facilitating safe camping experience associate with food include manage and accommodate the limited food allergy needs.
  • Able to resolving conflicts
  • Able to caring for the needs of each camper
  • Able to be a role model to fostering growth of each camper.

 

Camp Ollin, powered by Deaf Sense, LLC, is American Sign Language immersion camp with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) with Literacy and Art education program, called STREAM. We are Deaf owned company that assists youth to thrive as leaders of tomorrow. Our camp is unique run educational camp and you want to be a part of it. Our youth report better relationships in their personal lives through our camp programs. Camp Ollin directors are trained Camp Directors by American Camp Association and serve deaf, hard of hearing and hearing youth across the United States.

Apply if you are:

  • Love to see youth thrive
  • Positive in lives of youth
  • Dependable to inspire youth
  • A role model that youth can look up
  • Teachable to support unique program needs

*Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. One year of college or work experience after high school is required. American Sign Language experience and ability is preferred.

This is a two-week temporary employment position near the beach in Newport, a coastal town in Oregon.

If you are interested in joining our team as Cook, please apply online.

Cook Assistant Position Description

Are you looking for work in the rustic camping environment with youth? We are looking for positive dependable individuals to join our team!

Opportunities for salary bonuses with certifications!

Responsibilities:

  • Holding a food handler certification in Oregon by ORLA (required)
  • Excellence in carrying out daily operations of the camp’s food service
  • Observing the routine sanitation of the kitchen and related equipment
  • Managing the reception, inventory, and storage of food deliveries.
  • Facilitating safe camping experience associate with food include manage and accommodate the limited food allergy needs.
  • Able to resolving conflicts
  • Able to caring for the needs of each camper
  • Able to be a role model to fostering growth of each camper.

 

Camp Ollin, powered by Deaf Sense, LLC, is American Sign Language immersion camp with Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) with Literacy and Art education program, called STREAM. We are Deaf owned company that assists youth to thrive as leaders of tomorrow. Our camp is unique run educational camp and you want to be a part of it. Our youth report better relationships in their personal lives through our camp programs. Camp Ollin directors are trained Camp Directors by American Camp Association and serve deaf, hard of hearing and hearing youth across the United States.

Apply if you are:

  • Love to see youth thrive
  • Positive in lives of youth
  • Dependable to inspire youth
  • A role model that youth can look up
  • Teachable to support unique program needs

*Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. One year of college or work experience after high school is required. American Sign Language experience and ability is preferred.

This is a two-week temporary employment position near the beach in Newport, a coastal town in Oregon.

If you are interested in joining our team as Cook Assistant, please apply online now.

Ready to make a difference this Summer?

 

Base Salary for all staff: $200 per week plus bonus outline below.  
 
Certifications Bonus: In order to receive a salary addition for a certification, the certification must be valid for the dates of employment and must be achieved prior to June 1st and must be in possession at the first day of staff training at Camp Ollin. Any certifications and re-certifications during Camp Ollin do not qualify for a salary bonus.

 

 
Food Handler: $50 weekly on all qualified staff assigned to assist Cook staff excluding Interpreter, Medical Personnel and Cook staff.

Medical Personnel: $200 weekly on a qualified staff hired as Medical Personnel

Cook Assistant: $200 weekly on a qualified staff hired as Cook Assistant

Cook: $250 weekly on a qualified staff hired as Cook

 

 

**Additional benefits to salary provided by camp for camp counselors and staff are room, board, work comp, and free admissions to program attractions.

C.P.R. Certification:

  • All staff members must be C.P.R. certified prior to arriving at camp.
  • When signing up for a C.P.R. certification course, please be sure that the class includes adult, child, and infant C.P.R.
  • Acceptable certifying bodies include:
    • A-B-CPR
    • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI)
    • Divers Alert Network
    • Emergency First Response
    • EMS Safety Services
    • Medic First Aid International
    • National Lifesaving and Aquatics
    • National Safety Council

American Camp Association Guidelines for C.P.R. Certifications

Food Handler Certification:

Wilderness First Aid Certification:

  • Medical personnel need to have a current Wilderness First Aid certification. Please be sure that your CPR certification includes an endorsement for adult, child, and infant C.P.R..
  • Acceptable certifying bodies include:
    • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
    • American Safety and Health Institute
    • American Red Cross
    • Canadian Red Cross
    • National Safety Council
    • National Ski Patrol
    • NOLS Wilderness Medicine
    • Sierra Rescue
    • SOLO
    • The Mountaineers
    • University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine
    • Wilderness Medical Associates
    • Wilderness Medical Training Center
    • Wilderness Medicine Outfitters
    • Wilderness Safety Council
    • Wilderness Safety & Emergency Response
    • St. John’s Ambulance

American Camp Association Guidelines for Wilderness First Aid Certification

Getting Certified at Camp:

It is important for you to obtain the required certifications and submit a copy of the certification to camp before June 1st to qualify for salary bonus. If you are unable to do so or arrive at camp with incorrect certifications, we can not guarantee your employment at Camp Ollin.

Job interviews will begin in January

Our camp is located at the Oregon coastal town of Newport

Camp Ollin is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and provides fair and equal employment opportunity for all job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Camp Directors

James Smith M.Ed Education of the Deaf. James holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Utah State University in History/Watershed Science and Deaf Education. He loves camping, being outdoors, geography, history and oceanography. He is Deaf, a native ASL user, ASL instructor for over six years, middle school and high school social studies teacher, and an enthusiastic youth leader. James has faced extensive challenges in his life and has learned much in overcoming those challenges. The lessons he learned have become the reason he chooses to make a difference in the lives of youth through camp programs. 

Lynell Smith M. Ed. Education of the Deaf. Lynell is a graduate of Utah State University in Elementary Education and Deaf Education. She is a fluent ASL user since the age of fourteen, when her sister became deaf. She has over ten years of experience in Deaf Education and loves to see students thrive. Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate, Lynell infects those around her to learn, grow, have fun and laugh. The outdoors, reading, dancing, running and playing games are some of her favorite things to do. 

James & Lynell are also trained Camp Directors through the American Camp Association. They have a commitment to the success of youth, and to maintaining the uniqueness that makes Camp Ollin like no other camp. James & Lynell spend their summers running ASL Day camp and Camp Ollin with their four children.

Camp Ollin attracts children from various walks of life. Many campers are Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing, including some who have relationships with deaf individuals in their life. Some just have a passion for American Sign Language. Campers and staff come to Camp Ollin to immerse themselves in American Sign Language and to enrich their lives and others’. Campers and staff who attend our program are given awards for pursuing the ‘Heart of Ollin,’ and those who achieve all six domains during the week receive a “Heart of Ollin” pendant, embroidered with the camper’s or staff member’s name. These are awarded at the Appreciation Campfire, which concludes camp session.

The ‘Heart of Ollin’ comes from the ancient Aztec word: ‘Ollin’. Pronounced ‘All in,’ ‘Ollin’ is a powerful word that means to move and act now with all your heart. And an ‘Ollin heart’ means to be committed and full – to live “ALL IN.”

At Camp Ollin, campers are invited to find their purpose in life, to feel their heart beat with passion and direction, and take that with them wherever they go.

Our camp schedule is designed to ensure that each camper participates in all of the activities offered at the selected packages. The morning and afternoon programs are scheduled for campers to participate in learning American Sign Language in two groups, based on their level of competencies. Campers are able to participate in the package activities selected through the campers enrollment process. Campers are split into groups to attended the scheduled activity outlined in Amazing Ocean package or other scheduled activities based on the selected package. Equipment is of the highest quality and is available in the correct size for each camper. The range of activities allows each child to build skills in six domain areas of Ollin. Our counselors focus on teaching campers in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment.

Each tent sleeps 14 to 20 campers each at camp and has access to bathroom, shower, and a campfire pit. We finish our evenings with marshmallows or popcorn around the fire where we laugh, play games and talk about the day.

 

Daily Schedule:

6:00 – Package activity planning
7:30-8:30 – Breakfast
8:30 – Tent clean-up, showers, packing for the day
9:00 – Assembly: announcements, American Sign Language lessons of the day
9:30-12:00 – Morning activities and/or field trip departures
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:15-2:00 – Rest Time
2:15-4:45 – Afternoon activities and/or field trip arrivals
5:00 – Dinner
6:15-7:45 – Beach
8:15 – Campfires
9:30 – Unpack, bathroom/showers, getting ready for bed
10:00 – Lights out

There are several activities offered at Camp Ollin. Campers most often participate in activities in small groups, often with the other campers in their tent or field trip group. These shared experiences create a framework for the group to bond, strengthen friendships, and create memories. For most days during the camp session, each tent group is scheduled for a variety of activities in the morning and afternoon. This ensures that campers will try most of the activities while at camp, even if they are a little unsure or nervous about a particular one. Campers are never forced to try an activity, but are required to attend and strongly encouraged to participate. The programs in which children are selected to participate are subject to change based on the directors’ discretion.

 

Examples of various activities offered during camp where staff will help organize and operate:

Field trips to attractions related to STREAM

Lessons in ASL

Skits and games

Campfires

Day Hikes

Beach sports

Arts & Crafts

Team Building

Other options available in extra package options available to campers:

Kayaking

Bike riding

Field trips to attractions related to STREAM

The health and safety of campers and staff are Camp Ollin’s top priority. We provide counselor supervision, safety equipment, and training to help ensure campers have a safe experience at Camp Ollin. Our staff and program encourages campers to gain independence, learn new skills, and gain confidence while maintaining the structure and supervision necessary for their safety. Camp Ollin utilizes the resources and programs as outlined below to promote the health and safety of everyone in our camp community.

Qualified First Aid staff are always available to campers for basic first aid, disbursement of medications, and general care as needed. As per the American Camp Association Standards, all medications are stored in and dispersed through the Wellness Center. For illnesses and medical emergencies requiring additional assistance, appropriate EMS procedures are followed. The Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital is located approximately 6 minutes (3 miles) from camp, with the on-site walk-in urgent care available if needed for serious but not threatening emergency care. A health history and medication card is completed for each camper by the parents prior to camp attendance. All medications and health histories are confidential. Due to the rigor and rustic conditions of Camp Ollin, it is not recommended that campers with serious medical conditions that need more than basic first aid treatment come to camp. Campers who contract contagious illnesses will be asked to leave.

Camper Supervision

Our counselors are an integral part of providing excellent care to our campers. Two to three counselors are assigned to each tent of 10 campers. The counselors sleep in the tent with the campers and supervise the group throughout the day. All of our counselors attend an orientation prior to camper arrival, to train in program areas, learn our emergency procedures, and understand health and safety precautions. Counselors remind and/or help campers with personal hygiene, including use of sunscreen, keeping hydrated, changing clothes daily, brushing teeth, and showering at least every other day. For bathroom visits during the night, campers awaken their counselor and are escorted to the bathroom. Due to the rigor and rustic conditions of Camp Ollin, it is not recommended that campers that need more than a 1:10 supervisor to camper ratio come to camp. A staff to camper ratio of 1:1 where a staff is alone with a camper is prohibited by Camp Ollin policies and we train all our staff to follow this policy.

Camp Ollin’s well-organized, structured program gives all campers the opportunity to participate in over 20 STREAM, water, wilderness, and adventure activities. Safety equipment such as helmets, and lifejackets are required for many of our activities. Campers and staff are required to follow safety guidelines in order to participate at each activity. Our staff are trained in their specific program area, and they provide campers with careful instruction and supervision. All counselors are certified in CPR, and staff instructing waterfront activities are certified Lifeguards. Cellular phones are used throughout camp personnel, including the administrative staff, for emergency communication.

Camp support staff provide assistance to our camp community by checking campers’ hands before each meal, inspecting tents daily, and helping younger campers with personal hygiene.

Campers are required to shower at least every other day. Campers who desire to shower daily can do so during designated times (usually before breakfast, during rest hour, or immediately following evening activities). Younger campers are scheduled for specific shower times. Private showers with hot water are available at the camp. Laundry service is provided as needed during the camp session and is included in the camp tuition. Counselors and support staff are discrete when handling bathroom accidents in sleeping bags and clothing.

All visitors must check in with the camp administrative team upon entering camp. Staff is directed to stop visitors they do not recognize and escort them to the camp administrative personnel immediately. The camp site used by Camp Ollin is protected by a security guard who makes rounds throughout the night. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Camp Ollin.

Emergency 

In case of an emergency at camp, our staff are trained in C.P.R. and camp emergency communication procedures. Our camp medical personnel is on call via cellular phone 24 hours per day. We also have walk-in urgent care for non-threatening injuries, 3 miles away from the camp, next to the hospital. We also have emergency procedures for trips away from camp and have access to emergency resources provided by facilities we visit. We keep emergency supplies in backpack at our camp Wellness Center so it is available for activities away from camp as well. If there is a life-threatening emergency, we have access to emergency service via ambulance to hospital in Newport (which is approximately 3 miles from camp), where Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital is located. Of course, our most important priority is maintaining our campers’ and staff members’ safety, so we enforce safety rules throughout camp and during all activity programs.

**No access electricity means you need to provide battery charger for cellular battery. Bring portable cell phone power banks/pack is recommended.

Camp Olliners and staff enjoy three meals per day at vary locations overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Yaquina Bay, beach and the beautiful Newport coast. We provide campers and staff with delicious, well-balanced meals and offer a variety of options at each meal. We believe great food is an important part of our camp experience.

Campers dine family-style while sitting with their tent group and counselors. Kitchen Patrol (KP) gives campers an opportunity to help with the set up and cleanup of their group’s dining area during meals. Counselors encourage good dining manners and monitor that campers are eating well-balanced meals. Camp support staff checks campers’ hands upon entering the dining area to help ensure the health of our camp community.

Menu

Menu items are selected to provide nutritional meals that appeal to campers. A sample menu has been provided below. When feeding many people, we understand that it’s important to provide choices. Some special dietary needs and allergies can be accommodated with our regular daily meal offerings. Read here for more information about special dietary needs. Some of the daily options, in addition to our regular menu items, include:

Breakfast

At every breakfast we offer:

Juice

Milk

Hot Cereal

Fresh Fruit

Hot Chocolate

Cold Cereal

Bagels

Yogurt

 

Hot food may not served every day, but a few examples are:

Pancakes

Scrambled Eggs with Bacon or Sausage

Breakfast Potatoes

 

Lunch

Due to frequent field trips and being away from the camp site, lunch will be served cold daily. We offer:

Juice

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Pasta or Potato Salad

Deli Sandwich options

Salad

Fresh Fruit

 

Dinner

At every dinner we offer:

Juice

Milk

Salad Bar

Fruit or Vegetable

Dessert

Hot food serving varies each day but few examples are:

Teriyaki Chicken

Spaghetti

Hamburgers

Hotdogs on a stick roasted on a campfire

Individual foil dinner including meat and veggies

 

**Above options are subject to change.

 

Snacks

Snacks are available throughout the day for campers requiring between-meal snacks. A healthy snack (apple, string cheese, carrots, raisins, or similar) is also available each evening at campfires as an alternative to traditional s’mores, popcorn and other treats.

 

Food Allergies

If you has a food allergy and you have questions regarding our accommodations for that particular allergy, please call our camp office at (971) 301-2291. We inform our kitchen staff and nurses of your allergies. Due to the limitations of a rustic campground we may not be able to accommodate every dietary need.

Staff will experience rustic, outdoor living at Camp Ollin. Our staff live in large tents with 3 doors for convenient exit/entry. The living area in the tent is approximate 25′ X 22′. Campers sleep on floor. Staff bring their own sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, and camping mat. Our tents do not have electricity, so it is truly outdoor, rustic living. Staff also bring flashlights and/or battery-operated lanterns for light. Bathrooms are located near to the tent areas and have electricity and hot water. Counselors escort campers to the restroom during the night. Group and activity counselors live with groups of 8-10 campers in large tents. Group counselors are primarily responsible for the overall well-being of their tent group. They live with and lead their group of campers to activities and meals and assist in teaching during activities.

Staff hiring and training is what makes a great camp, so we are dedicated to providing excellence in both of these areas. All of our counselors will be at least 18 and have completed one year of college or work experience. We have a rigorous application process, which includes a written application online, thorough two part interview, written & telephone references, and a criminal background check. When we are the waterfront, our certified lifeguard staff will be present. We hold staff training prior to the start of our camp season where staff will learn how to operate all necessary equipment and run programs safely. All of our counselors are certified in C.P.R.

Working at Camp Ollin is same as other employment opportunities. The code of ethics are expected to be followed at all times to demonstrate professionalism. In addition, all staff associate directly with minors, meaning the following expectations are emphasized at all times:

Our camp program is a smoke-free environment. Staff should be able to refrain from smoking while at camp, during camp trips, and all other camp related activities.

Camp Ollin has a zero tolerance policy with respect to drugs, intoxication and underage drinking. Although marijuana is legal in Oregon, it is not legally allowed in public or around minors. Staff members should be willing to abstain from all drug use or alcohol consumption while at camp, before camp (orientation week), during camp trips, and other camp related activities.

We expect all staff to uphold a professional appearance with proper grooming and adhering to the behavior and dress code.

If you have ever (1) been adjudged liable for civil penalties or damages involving sexual or physical abuse of a child, (2) been subject to a court order involving sexual or physical abuse of a child, or (3) had your parental rights terminated because of sexual or physical abuse of a child; it is not recommended you apply.

All aspects of personal appearance are subject to the approval of the Directors in regard to its appropriateness for Camp Ollin staff. The personal appearance of the staff is decidedly important both as a role model to campers and as a representative of Camp Ollin. All staff members are to present a professional example in clean, neat dress and appearance as well as personal hygiene. (Examples: Showering and shaving regularly; brushing teeth daily; etc.)

Hair should be neatly groomed and trimmed and the length of the hair shall not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt or extreme appearance.

There is no daily set dress code for counselors, we expect all staff members to set the example dress code for campers through their choice of clothing. Therefore, we ask that all staff members adhere to the same dress code policy we have for our campers.

The following standards apply:

(1) no clothing with logos containing references to violence, sex, drugs, or tobacco,

(2) Jewelry that includes collars, chains, and face or body piercings. Post earring (worn on ear lobes) are allowed.

(3)We require modest 1-piece swimsuits (tankini’s are acceptable) and clothing that is not revealing. Halter tops, bare midriffs, spaghetti straps, very short shorts, or overly baggy clothes are not permitted. Staff members should always be wearing closed-toe shoes, except while going to the beach.

Every staff member will be given opportunities to take breaks and personal time each day. Staff members are required to sign out with Camp Director prior to departing camp premises and sign back in upon return from time off. Failure to return on time will result in disciplinary action up to termination.

This year Camp Ollin is located in the inspiring science hub of Newport, Oregon at the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Newport is a county seat in Lincoln County, 80 miles southwest of Salem. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to drive from Portland to our campsite.

Staffed transportation brings campers to and from Camp Ollin with stops in Portland, Salem, and Eugene. Campers also fly to and from Portland International Airport. Some staff would assist in the transportation arrangements and supervision to Camp Ollin.

Camp Ollin provides the ideal environment for participation in science, wilderness, and water activities.

Staff should arrange their own transportation to and from Camp Ollin. If you fly, call the camp to make arrangements for pickup and drop off. More details provided in the Welcome Packet.

As we state in all of our camp information, Camp Ollin has Camper Standards of Behavior and Appearance, and we are committed to upholding them. If a camper is disrespectful towards, or disobeys, his/her counselor, then we follow these disciplinary procedures:

1. Counselor talks with camper and discusses what the unacceptable behavior is and what appropriate behaviors can be utilized instead.

2. If the behavior continues, then the counselor talks to his or her supervisor, parents are contacted, and the camper meets with one of the Camp Directors to sign a behavioral contract outlining his/her understanding of what behavior is expected and that the subsequent consequence will be to go home early from camp.

3. If behavior continues, parents are contacted and arrangements are made for the camper to go home.

We understand that the behavior of one camper can have a significant impact on the group, so we are committed to ensuring that our campers show respect for one another and for our staff. Fortunately, we get a great group of campers and only rarely need to utilize the most severe consequences.

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