Anti-Discrimination & Inclusion Policy for Staff and Campers

 

 

The Worcester County 4-H Center, Inc. (hereinafter “Camp Marshall”) seeks to secure and retain qualified staff. Camp Marshall, its programs and employment shall be operated in accordance with State and Federal Law.

 

Camp Marshall aims to cultivate a collaborative working and learning environment in which all members of our community feel welcomed, included, respected, empowered, and valued.

Camp Marshall dedicates itself to providing a positive learning experience for all youth, encompassing all genders and gender identities. We provide a safe and fun environment with hands-on, outdoor, and agricultural experiences that foster respect, independence, positive self-esteem and individuality. Every camper deserves the opportunity to be in a place where they can appreciate individual differences and feel confident being themselves.

Recognizing that prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping are prevalent through society, we are dedicated to the creation of a safe, secure space for those seeking services with us. It is the policy of Camp Marshall to maintain and promote a community and facility that provides the highest quality of services to our campers regardless of their actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation. We encourage the parent(s) or guardian(s) of any transgender, trans*, and gender non-conforming campers to contact the Executive Director to discuss a support plan and the commitments to inclusion made by Camp Marshall and how we can best welcome andsupport your camper(s).

In the interests of the health, safety and total welfare of campers, and employees and the quality at Camp Marshall, the highest standards of conduct and performance shall be required of all employees. Employees shall agree that while participating in Camp programs they shall adjust their personal habits and actions to the policies, ideals and traditions of Camp Marshall. The conduct of all employees, both on and off Camp Marshall property, shall be professional and their role and an exemplary model for campers. Employees must be non-discriminatory toward, but not limited to, race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, learning, physical or mental disabilities, ancestry, genetic information, and any other protected class; and shall exhibit respect for the environment and world. Employees shall be prohibited from promoting their personal life styles, political views, or religious preferences to other employees, participants, parents, campers or other volunteers.

 

In the interests of the health, safety and total welfare of every camper, and the quality of  programming at Camp Marshall, the highest standards of conduct shall be required of all campers. Campers shall agree that while participating in Camp program they shall adjust their personal habits and actions to the policies, ideals and traditions of Camp Marshall. The conduct of all campers, while at Camp, are expected to be non-discriminatory toward but not limited to, race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, learning, physical or mental disabilities, ancestry, genetic information, and any other protected class; and shall exhibit respect for the environment and world.

The Worcester County 4-H Center, Inc shall not tolerate, under any circumstances, without exception, any form of discrimination based on race, creed, religion, color, age disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, national origin, political affiliation, sex, predisposing genetic characteristics and any other status protected by law.

Campers and or Staff that do not uphold these expectations while at Camp Marshall will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with our Discipline policy. This can be found in the Discipline Policy in our handbook.

 

Camp Marshall has zero tolerance for harassment at our facility.