Camp Rules and Responsibilities

AUPE Kids Camp follows the AUPE 2017 Constitution, Article 3.05.

At Camp, all youth and adults will be treated with dignity and respect, without discrimination by reason of race, ethnic origins, gender, and physical or mental disabilities.

The expected behaviour of youth, and the responsible staff and volunteer adults are:

  • Treat all others with respect.
  • Help each other achieve the best experience possible.
  • Take responsibility for actions.
  • Respect self, each other, camp equipment and the environment.
  • Honesty will be the basis for all relationships and interactions.
  • To be caring and inclusive in all relationships with others.

"It is important campers understand that they have an active role to play in staying safe. Campers should always follow the instructions of supervising adults, use the safety equipment we provide, support and encourage each other, and stay alert to their surroundings."

~Goldeye Manager, Darren Phillips

Goldeye Rules and Regulations:

  • Quiet time from 11:00 pm until 7:00 am.
  • Garbage disposed in Bear Bins around the centre.
  • No tree cutting or open fires.
  • No one on Goldeye equipment, ropes, climbing wall etc. without Goldeye staff.
  • No alcohol or drugs at Goldeye when there are campers under the age of 18.

Electronics Policy

Camp AUPE lasts only a few days, and encourages campers during this short time to develop their leadership potential, make new friends, and connect with nature and the outdoors. Your days will be full of exciting programming, including workshops, field trips, outdoor activities, and cooperative games.

AUPE strongly recommends that campers leave cell phones and other personal electronic devices at home, for several reasons:

  • There is poor cell phone reception and internet connectivity at Goldeye camp.
  • Devices could be lost, stolen or damaged. Neither AUPE nor Goldeye assume any liability for loss or damage to personal belongings.
  • Communicating frequently with loved ones back home may actually worsen feelings of homesickness. 
  • Not all of the campers have devices, so using one excludes those youth who do not bring one.

Most importantly, using smart phones and other electronic devices distracts you from connecting with others and the outdoors, and interferes with opportunities to participate actively in life at camp.

Campers who decide to bring a device in spite of our recommendation that they be left at home are required to follow a cell phone use policy:

Smart phones and other electronic devices may only be used in the dining hall (where there is better reception) after lunch and dinner. Campers may also request to call home using the AUPE cell phone at the same times.

In the unlikely event of an emergency at Camp, staff will contact your emergency contact. In the event of an emergency outside of Camp, please contact the Camp Coordinator through Goldeye at 403-721-2102.