Policies & Procedures

At BBL, we consider the safety and security of our campers and staff our most important priority. Please let your child know that there is nothing that we, and the BBL staff, wouldn’t do to keep our campers safe. We review all of our security and safety procedures each year and have updated them to reflect the needs of our campers.

  • BBL has many security procedures in place, including a Greeter located outside the Summer Office at the White House during the camp day where all visitors are required to sign in, and immediate access to the staff at the Millstone Firehouse, located adjacent to camp. No unauthorized vehicles enter our campus during the camp day. All of our staff wear BBL T-shirts and name badges. All visitors are always escorted by a staff person. Over 50 of our key staff carry walkie talkies to communicate with each other. Please do not hesitate to call our office to voice any concerns or suggestions.
  • Every camper has a right to the best possible experience at Black Bear Lake. Incidents of fighting, verbal intimidation, and other negative offenses which reference sex, age, color, religion, national origin, or disability will not be permitted at any time.
  • All staff and campers must be able to maintain an environment free from bullying and harassment. Bullying and harassment is behavior that is not welcome, which is personally offensive, or debilitates the morale of the campers. A safe and friendly atmosphere is the responsibility of all campers and staff at Black Bear Lake.
  • While participating at camp, the staff is in charge. Any rules and/or instructions that are made by a staff member are to be respected.
  • All disciplinary issues will be brought to the attention of the Division Leader who will inform the child’s parent of what occurred and what action was taken. In the unlikely event that there is a disciplinary problem that cannot be resolved by the Division Leader, or if a child has recurring issues, the Directors will call the parents to discuss the matter. If it is deemed by a Director that the safety of campers may be at risk, a child may be asked to leave the camp. If a child is asked to leave the camp, a refund will be issued to the family in accordance with the Refund Policy of the camp.
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