Rules for a Successful Camp Experience
You are encouraged to conduct yourself in a manner that respects the rights of others, including fellow campers, the faculty and staff, and the large general public who attend concerts during the camp session. The following 11 rules (listed in BOLD CAPS TYPE) are the Appalachian State University Summer Camps Codes of Conduct. Special Cannon Music Camp applications of these rules are listed in between them.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES VERY CAREFULLY. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, BREAKING ANY RULE LISTED BELOW WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM CAMP WITH NO REFUND OF FEES.
1. I AGREE TO CONDUCT MYSELF IN A MANNER THAT WILL BE A CREDIT TO ME, MY COMMUNITY, MY SCHOOL, MY TEAM, AND FAMILY. I WILL: UNDERSTAND AND OBEY ANY AND ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE CAMP DIRECTOR AND THE UNIVERSITY.
Campers who demonstrate behavior deemed unacceptable by the camp administration will be immediately dismissed from camp.
2. DEMONSTRATE COOPERATION AND RESPECT TO CAMP/CONFERENCE STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS AND UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS AND VISITORS.
3. SHOW RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS, PRIVACY AND PROPERTY OF OTHERS. THIS INCLUDES REFRAINING FROM HARASSMENT-UNWELCOME OR UNSOLICITED SPEECH OR CONDUCT OF ALL PERSONS ON CAMPUS REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, CREED, SEX, NATIONAL, ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR DISABILITY.
There will be no stealing. There will be no vandalism. Campers that are disruptive or abusive in the Student Recreation Center will be asked to leave and not return. There will be no refund of SRC fees if this occurs. There will be no fraternizing on floors housing the opposite gender.
BOYS MAY NOT VISIT GIRLS' FLOOR GIRLS MAY NOT VISIT BOYS' FLOORS
Only designated stairways and elevators may be used as entrances to your living quarters. Campers who demonstrate an unhealthy and/or aggressive sexual behavior will be immediately dismissed from camp.
4. RECOGNIZE THAT HAZING OF ANY KIND IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
Any form of hazing is strictly prohibited and is considered a Class 2 misdemeanor. The term "hazing" shall mean any conduct or method of initiation on any person, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any person for the purpose of initiation or inclusion. Such conduct shall include, but is not limited to, whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, certain apparel, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of food, liquor, beverage, drug or other substance, or any other brutal treatment or forced physical activity which is likely to adversely affect the physical health or safety of any student or which subjects such student or other person to extreme mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep or rest or extended isolation.
5. NOT POSSESS OR USE ANY ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, VAPING, OR DRUGS DURING THE CAMP (UNLESS PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN) OR POSSESS A WEAPON.
Prohibited items include tobacco or vaping products, any type of non over-the-counter, non-prescription or illegal drug, alcohol, weapons, explosives, and incendiaries. Weapons include items that are seemingly harmless but may be used as weapons—the so-called "dual use" items. (i.e. pen/utility knives, box cutters, knives of any length or size, sabers, swords or metal scissors with pointed tips) If you bring a prohibited item to camp you may be dismissed from camp and held criminally liable by the University (including a ban from University property), or at the least, asked to rid yourself of the item depending on the severity of the prohibited item. A camp official and/or University Police Officer will make this determination, depending on what the item is and the circumstances. Bringing a prohibited item to camp—even accidentally—is dangerous to all staff and campers in addition to violation of University policy. Reasonable suspicion of a possession of prohibited items is cause for camp officials and/or University Police to ask that your belongings and living area be searched. In order to ensure the health and well being of all campers and camp personnel, if a staff member observes a camper exhibiting behavior that leads them to believe that the camper is in possession of or has used any prohibited substances, the staff member will:
- Contact Camp Administration and/or
- Call the University Police and advise them of the situation and/or
- Call 911 for a medical emergency and
- Call the parent(s)/guardians(s)
6. COMPLY WITH THE SCHEDULE OF ALL CAMP/CONFERENCE FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING EVENTS, MEALS, QUIET HOURS, AND CURFEWS.
Attendance: In order to receive the maximum benefits from camp, you must attend all classes. You cannot learn if you are not in class. Class rolls are checked and absences reported to the head counselors, deans, and directors and may result in revocation of scholarships unless the deans or directors give approval. Repeated absences will result in expulsion from camp with no refund of fees. Also, attendance at all concerts is required. Parents are invited to camp concerts, free of charge. Admission is charged to An Appalachian Summer concerts. You may join your parents during visits as long as camp functions are attended. Most evening concerts, which feature campers, camp ensembles, and camp faculty, begin at 7:00 P.M. and usually last an hour; Sunday concerts begin at 2:00 P.M. Dress rehearsals are held on Saturday morning prior to Sunday's performance. Attendance at dress rehearsals is required. Proper concert etiquette, both as a performer and an audience member, is expected at all concerts the camp attends. It is at these events that the camp is on its most "public" display. Set a good example for all those in attendance.
Curfew: If you are late for curfew (see schedule below), the first tardy results in reporting to the dorm at 9:00 P.M. for two consecutive evenings. A second tardy results in four nights in at 9:00 P.M., with your parents being notified. A third tardy results in expulsion from camp with no refund of fees.
RESIDENCE HALL CLOSING HOURS
10:15 PM: FIVE MINUTE WARNING UNTIL DOORS CLOSE.
10:30 PM: ROOM CHECK. You must be in your room.
11:00 PM: ALL LIGHTS WILL BE OUT AT THIS TIME.
This schedule may vary on weekends, depending on the evening activity.
7. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PERSONAL PROPERTY, ROOM KEY (PAYING FOR, IF LOST), AND MEAL/ACCESS CARD, I AGREE TO SECURE MY ROOM AT ALL TIMES, AND WILL PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES DONE TO PROPERTY WHILE ATTENDING CAMP.
8. UNDERSTAND THAT ALL FACILITIES AND RESIDENCE HALLS NOT USED BY MY CAMP/CONFERENCE ARE STRICTLY OFF LIMITS, AND THAT I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMISSION AND SUPERVISION BY THE CAMP STAFF.
Sign-out System: There is a mandatory system requiring you to sign out for off-campus travels on weekends and evenings (very rare). Boone is a particularly safe place to be, but we must know where you are at all times in case an emergency should arise. This system is very simple and is designed to protect you. If you fail to adhere to sign-out system, the first infraction results in a call to parents and two evenings in at 9:00 P.M. The second time results in expulsion from camp with no refund of fees. You may not ride in automobiles or motorized vehicles. We cannot be responsible for your health and safety if you are in a car or other vehicle and not under the supervision of a responsible adult. A violation of this policy is considered to be very serious, and may result in expulsion from camp with no refund of fees. The only exception to the "riding" policy is when you are with your parent or guardian, and have permission from Dr. Hopkins, Dean Perry, or Dean Daugherty. Riding with an adult visitor is permitted only if your parents give permission in writing prior to camp. You may make use of the public transportation system in Boone ("Appalcart") on Saturdays.
9. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY SAFETY BY TRAVELING IN PAIRS AND/OR GROUPS BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS.
10. SUPPORT MY TEAM MEMBERS (FELLOW CAMPERS) AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY TEAM'S ACTIONS.
11. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES, REGULATIONS, AND CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THIS CAMP, MY PARENTS WILL BE CONTACTED, AND I MAY BE DISMISSED FROM CAMP WITH NO REFUND.
Code of Conduct Form Required at Registration
An Agreement Between Cannon Music Camp, the Camper and Parent(s)/ Guardian(s): (download the form)
Prior to this point, you and your parent/guardian have read several pieces of correspondence that have emphasized Cannon Music Camp's mission for attracting talented and dedicated young musicians and providing them with a comprehensive and meaningful summer music experience.
Through this handbook/document, you have been made aware of the personal characteristics that are sought from each camper as well as those characteristics that are simply undesirable and unacceptable. We are pleased to confirm, by reaching this point in the registration process, that your recommendations and references have been positive and supportive of your participation at Cannon Music Camp.
The Camper Handbook has been provided to clearly detail our camp policies and expectations. Our policies and expectations have been developed over many years of the camp's existence and they are designed for your safe, successful, and musical growth during camp. The balance of your well-being, safety, summer fun, freedom, and musical growth is of significant importance to us. We pledge to provide you with more than adequate time for individual practice, recreation, and the establishment of positive friendships and relationships with your fellow campers, instructors, and staff.
By signing this page below, you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) acknowledge that you have read and understand this handbook/document. You have been provided with this page, and as a form in your packet and on online, to sign in acknowledgment and bring it with you to registration. Your registration will not be complete until fully signed by both parties.
Additionally, we would like permission to take/use your photo image during camp participation for our camp photo archives and publicity which may include use on our website and in social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Our photos demonstrate the experience of a typical camper.
I, ____________________________________(Camper Signature), have read, understand, and will abide by the rules and guidelines as stated in the Camper Handbook. Failure to abide by these policies and guidelines may result in my dismissal from Cannon Music Camp.
I, ____________________________________(Parent/Guardian Signature), have read, understand, and will support both my child and Cannon Music Camp in the administration and compliance to the rules and guidelines as stated in this Camper Handbook. Failure of my child to abide by these policies and guidelines may result in my child's dismissal from Cannon Music Camp. I will notify the camp if I do not grant permission to utilize photographs or audio/video recordings of my child for promotional use. (No camper names will be printed or published without express consent).