Top Ten Reasons to Seek Assistance from an Administrator
As talented and well trained staff members, there are many issues that you will be quite capable of handling. Thre are also a number of challenges that will require the assistance of the full time administrative team. Following are the Top 10 reasons to seek the help and counsel of an Eagle’s Nest administrator as soon as possible (including late at night)
Full time Eagle’s Nest Camp Program Administrators (in order of Chain of Command)
Paige, Frank, Ben, Ed, Noni
Situations that require immediate notification regardless of the hour of the day:
During the day, please seek the assistance of any administrator. At night, please start by contacting the rambler/admin on call. If they are unavailable, follow the chain of command found in the staff manual.
- Death or serious injury – The death or serious injury of a person that would have an effect on one or more of the children or staff at camp.
- Suicide ideation or attempt – without exception, any situation where a child talks about taking their life must be brought to the immediate attention of an administrator.
- Facility or security issue – any serious facility problem that may negatively impact the program: loss of electricity, refrigeration, water contamination, fire, building collapse, unauthorized visitor, as well as security problems.
- Missing child or staff member – on or off campus.
- Serious medical or psychiatric issue – child with a high fever, undefined or lingering illnesses, eating disorder, body image dysmorphia (cutting), and/or additional concerns of the medical staff. See the Health Hut staff first.
- Abuse allegation – any observed, suspected, or disclosed physical or sexual allegations, including a child who describes parental abuse at home or “hints” of abuse. This also includes reporting sexual advances made to staff members by participants (campers and Junior Counselors) and rule breaking (staff members being one-on-one with participants, lap sitting, physical advances made by staff_ that could be related to grooming or opportunist abuse.
- Public relations – any issue that could create media attention or new that has already Eagle’s Nest, an employee, or a camper in a negative way.
- Personnel issues or violation of Eagle’s Nest policies – any issue that could impact safe supervision of campers. This includes a staff person’s inability to follow the Eagle’s Nest policies resulting in the neglect of campers and also includes staff inter-personal issues such as sexual harassment or abuse allegations.
- National emergency or environmental concern – any issue that will create a predictable panic reaction on the part of family members, including serious weather problems (such as tornadoes or floods) or forest fires.
- Out of control campers – campers that are out of control and refusing direction of staff both on or off campus. This also includes physical fights and repeated incidents of bullying.
****** All of these incidents will need to be documented by staff members.