Camper Code of Conduct


Creating a positive and enriching experience for campers is at the heart of what your camp does. A Camper Code of Conduct—also known as Camp Rules or Guidelines—is a great way to help assist you in establishing clear expectations and promoting a safe, enjoyable, and respectful environment for everyone.

You can download our sample template above as an easy guide that can be adapted to various camp settings—summer camp, day camp, outdoor adventure programs, educational retreats, etc.  

When implementing a Camper Code of Conduct, below are a few things to consider:

  • Customize: Adapt this template to suit the specific needs and mission of your camp. Consider the unique activities, age groups, and circumstances that make up your programs. 
  • Communicate: Share the Camper Code of Conduct with campers and their families before camp begins. Clear communication ensures that everyone is on the same page regarding expectations and consequences. 
  • Discuss: Discuss the code of conduct with campers at the start of the session. Encourage questions and emphasize the importance of everyone’s role in maintaining a positive camp atmosphere. 

Thank you for taking steps to create a positive and inclusive camp environment for all camp participants.