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Youth Camps & Conferences

Kids at campAny conference delegate under the age of 18 will be considered a minor. The policies for minors are as follows:

  • The ratio of adult supervision to minors shall be 1 to 10.
  • All camps are to have minors in their respective residence halls by 11:00 p.m., each evening unless previously arranged with the Office of Conferences & Events and in cooperation with other guests on campus.
  • THE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DEMAND DISMISSAL OF A STUDENT OR GROUP OF STUDENTS FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT. A COPY OF THE UNIVERSITY'S RULES GOVERNING MINORS IS INCLUDED BELOW.
  • Any serious injury or illness should be taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. However, in both instances, the following requirement is of utmost importance: CONFERENCE SPONSORS MUST HAVE ON FILE ON EACH MINOR A STATEMENT SIGNED BY THEIR PARENT(S) OR LEGAL GUARDIAN(S) PERMITTING YOU, THE SPONSOR, TO TAKE THE MINOR TO THE HEALTH CENTER AND/OR HOSPITAL. Please be prepared to have these statements on campus with you, as they could be requested for verification to perform treatment.
  • It is suggested that conferences hosting minors have a first-aid kit accessible.
  • Please see attachment, "Rules and Regulations Governing Minors", at the end of this section.


Conferences Rules and Regulations for Governing Minors

The following will constitute serious violations of University rules and regulations established for minors attending conferences:

  • The possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal, controlled substances (i.e., drugs);
  • Drunken or disorderly conduct;
  • Possession of explosives or fireworks;
  • Unnecessary noise or disturbances;
  • Inappropriate contact between adults and minors;
  • Tampering with firefighting equipment or fire alarm systems;
  • Use of athletic equipment within the residence halls or other facilities where that is not the intended purpose, i.e., hockey equipment, skate boards, skates, footballs, basketballs, volleyballs, tennis balls, frisbees, etc.
  • Failure to comply with conference staff acting within the scope of their responsibilities.
  • Your activities should be restricted to the residence hall to which you are assigned. OTHER RESIDENCE HALLS ARE OFF LIMITS.
  • Quiet Hours- in the interest of guaranteeing proper sleep and rest, quiet hours have been established. Quiet hours will begin at 11:00 p.m., and extend until 6:00 a.m., the following morning. There should be no noisy gatherings in the hallways of the sleeping areas or in the lounges, no loud playing of I-phones or stereos, shouting, or door slamming during these hours. All minors must be in their assigned hall by 11:00 p.m. unless the University approves a later hour due to special activities.
  • Frostburg State University requires a ratio of one (1) adult counselor/leader to every ten (10) minors (this is a minimum requirement).

This summary is not meant to be all-inclusive. Please be certain to check the specific rules and regulations which may be applicable to your particular conference. In all situations, we ask that common sense be used and that proper respect and consideration be given to all individuals.

Please check at the residence hall desk to determine the hour when the hall will be locked each night.

Instructions for starting a youth camp in Maryland: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/OEHFP/CHS/Pages/start-a-youth-camp.aspx

And regulations & procedures: http://www.powershow.com/view/3e7a7-OTUxM/COMAR_10_16_06_Certification_for_Youth_Camps_Regulations_powerpoint_ppt_presentation

VIOLATIONS OF UNIVERSITY RULES OR REGULATIONS COULD RESULT IN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION FROM RESIDENCE HALLS. THE UNIVERSITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST REMOVAL OF ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WHO DOES NOT ABIDE BY THESE POLICIES