Policies and Cancellations Policies and Cancellations

 

We are now using CampDoc.com for all participant registrations. 

Note that payments made through CampDoc.com will display on your account statement as DOCNETWORK LLC, the CampDoc.com parent company name.

Cancellations taking place within 48 hours of payment will incur a $20 cancellation fee, per participant.  After 48 hours, all registration fees are forfeit.

CampDoc offers protection plans that may be purchased at the time of registration, or as long as the event registration is open.  If you have purchased a protection plan through CampDoc.com, and have questions regarding benefits or need to make a claim, please contact Travelex at (844) 877-1871 and refer to plan number 263A-0115. You will also need to provide your name and date of birth. Your confirmation number is available on your Camp Doc profile and your event confirmation email. 

If you are making a claim, Travelex may ask you to complete a claim form. On this form, you may leave the TravelAgency’s Name and Travel Agent’s Name blank. You should list the Metropolis of Denver as the Name or Tour Operator.

 

Basketball Event Policies Basketball Event Policies

 

Parish Supervision Expectations

Each year the Metropolis of Denver GOYA BasketballEvent Weekend provides an opportunity for the Greek Orthodox community in this region to come together in Christian fellowship. Complementing the spiritual and educational programs offered tothe youth of the Metropolis, the Basketball Weekend
sees GOYAns, along with their parents and youth advisors, gather together as brothers and sisters in Christ. As a Christian family, we understand that providinga positive atmosphere which safeguards young people from physical, mental, andspiritual harm is an absolute necessity. It is for this reason that the Metropolis provides the following guidelines andexpectations for parishes in their role as caretakers and supervisors of minors for the duration of the Basketball Event Weekend.
  • Parishes must maintain a 10:1 ratio of GOYAns to adult supervisors.
  • Designated parish supervisors must know the whereabouts of all GOYAns at all times.
  • At no time should minors be left alone with an individual adult.
  • GOYAns must travel to, from, and within Event venues at all times in groups which are accompanied by an adult supervisor designated by the parish.
  • It is the parish’s responsibility to maintain good behavior and appropriate noise levels on the hotel floors.
  • Room checks must be conducted by designated parish supervisors to ensure that GOYAns are in their respective hotel rooms at the Event curfew.
  • Regular head counts must be conducted by designated parish supervisors throughout the Event Weekend to ensure that all GOYAns are accounted for.
  • Emergency phone numbers and a calling hierarchy should be shared for each parish among their respective supervisors.
  • A mobile phone number for one point person from each parish must be provided no later than the Friday evening Advisor and Coach meeting

 

 
Section 2.1.4 of the GOYA Basketball Event rules states:
2.1.4. Appropriate dress which is consistent with OrthodoxChristian modesty will be required for all participants,including GOYAns, advisors, coaches and spectators. 
 
Rules about participant dress have been in place for many years. However, given the attire seen in the recent past, it appears necessary to better define Orthodox Christian modesty. Recognizing that modern styles accepted in some scholastic or social settings may allow for certain types of dress, for the purpose of the Basketball Event, the following guidelines are in place:
  • Male participants are required to wear pants/shorts that fit snugly around the waist. Shirts/jerseys must be worn at all times. Undergarments must be covered at all times.
  • Female participants are required to keep shoulders covered, including dresses at the Sunday evening Awards Dinner (tank top jerseys are allowed within the basketball facilities). Skirts, dresses, and shorts should at least reach the mid-thigh, approximately 4 inches above the knee, and not be exceedingly tight.  Undergarments must be covered at all times.

 

Camp Emmanuel Policies Camp Emmanuel Policies


Preventing Homesickness

One benefit of summer camp is the opportunity for a child to develop his or her independence while in a safe and supportive community. Many successful adults look back on their camp experience as a fundamental building block in their personal development.

At the same time, developing independence at camp can require a child to overcoming a degree of homesickness. Homesickness can be as simple as feeling uncomfortable in new surroundings and/or with new children and adults. Sometimes it can be more pronounced and last for several days with tears and heart-wrenching letters home. Whatever the cause or the symptoms, overcoming homesickness can be (and normally is) a good thing, and part of the maturing process for children and teenagers.

 

Camper Social Networking Policy

In general, Camp Emmanuel views social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Insta-gram, Snapchat, etc.), personal web sites and weblogs positively and respects the right of campers to use them as a medium of self-expression and peer interaction. If a camper chooses to identify himself or herself as a participant of Camp Emmanuel on such Internet venues, some readers of such web sites or blogs may view the camper as a representative or spokesperson of Camp Emmanuel. In light of this possibility, Camp Emmanuel requires that campers observe certain guidelines when referring to Camp Emmanuel, its programs or activities, its campers and/or staff, in a blog or on a web site.  The following is adapted from the Antiochian Village summer camping program, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America:

1. Campers must be respectful in all internet postings (text, photos, video) and blogs related to, or referencing the camp, its facilitators, and other campers. Any messages, photos, or videos that are linked or tagged from “friends” and attached to your site(s) or profile(s) that are inappropriate should also be removed.

2. Campers must not use obscenities, profanity, or vulgar language.

Campers must not use blogs or personal web sites to disparage Camp Emmanuel or any of its staff or camper participants.

3. Campers must not use blogs or personal web sites to harass, bully, or intimidate other campers or staff of Camp Emmanuel. Behaviors that constitute harassment and bullying include, but are not limited to, comments that are derogatory with respect to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability; sexually suggestive, humiliating, or demeaning comments; and threats to stalk, haze, or physically injure another person.

4. Campers must not use these venues to discuss engaging in conduct prohibited by camp policies and contrary to an Orthodox Christian lifestyle, including, but not  limited to, the use of alcohol and drugs, sexual behavior, sexual harassment, and bullying.

 

Two-Strike Behavior Policy

In developing and implementing the Camp Emmanuel program, the Metropolis of Denver strives to create a nurturing Christian environment which respects its participants’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. At times certain behavioral issues arise among some campers that may disrupt the camp community. For this reason we have created a “Two Strike Policy” in regard to participant behavior.

Participants in the Camp Emmanuel program are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the teachings of Orthodox Christianity. If an incident occurs in which a camper breaks camp guidelines or exhibits unacceptable behavior, they will be given a first warning and the matter will be discussed with camp administrators and clergy.  Upon a second offense, the camper will be subject to removal from the camp. If this occurs the camper will be sent home immediately at their parents’ expense. Behaviors that are not acceptable (verbal or physical abuse, bullying, foul language, theft, etc.) are determined at the discretion of the Camp and Program Directors.

 

Dress Code

While camping is by its nature informal, Christian modesty should be taken into account when packing for the week.  Inappropriate clothing (i.e.: t-shirts with inappropriate logos, short-shorts, halter tops, exposed midriffs, “skimpy clothing,” etc.) is not permitted.  Dress for daily church services is casual.  Please note that evening temperatures can be cool.  Because participants will be involved in various activities, at least one pair of closed-toe shoes is required.  The Manzano Mountain Retreat has a pool and there will be time for swimming.  Girls must wear one-piece swimsuits (bikinis and tankinis are not allowed).