Ohio State LiFE Sports Camp & Clinic - Parents' Corner
Policies & Procedures:
Completed Medical Physical Requirement
We have arranged one physical examination to be given at no charge to our youth. The location of this free physical is the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza,
2050 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43220. The physicals will be held on the same date as the registration.
Please remember that you do not have to use our physicians if you prefer to have your family physician perform the physical. All that is required is for the
LiFE Sports physical form to be filled out completely and signed by a physician.
Free transportation will be provided throughout the camp. Pick-up and drop off points are located throughout the city.
Bus Stops will be listed here closer to the camp start date.
Youth will be allowed three (3) unexcused absences over the course of the camp. Once a youth participant has two absences, his/her guardian will be contacted
to inform them of the absences. If the youth participant has one more absence after that (a total of three unexcused absences), his/her guardian will be informed
that the camper is no longer to return to camp. This policy is being put into place to make sure that all youth participant are committed to the program. Given
the limited amount of space in the camp, we want to make sure that all of the campers who enroll in camp really want to be there. Our concern is that we needlessly
register children who have no intention of attending, and therefore deny others a chance to attend.
As LiFE Sports is a sports-based camp, please make sure that your child is dressed to participate in physical activity each day. We recommend that all children
wear athletic shorts, a lightweight t-shirt, and tennis shoes. Please make sure to find out when your child's group will participate in swimming as all youth
will need to provide their own bathing suit. Your child will not be allowed to participate if they arrive at camp wearing flip flops and/or sandals.
Finally, NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES (including iPods, cell phones, watches, etc.) should be sent with your child to camp. If your child needs to contact you, we
will make a phone available for them to call you. If you do chose to send a phone with your child to camp, it is THEIR responsibility to keep it safe.
Behavioral Expectations of Youth
Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for ALL children at our camp. To ensure this, the following camper expectations are expected of all campers.
LiFE Sports expects that all campers will:
- Follow the rules that LiFE Sports staff members set out for each activity, area, or project.
- Be honest and respectful to all other campers and staff
- Stay with their group and notify their counselor if for any reason they need to leave the group.
- Be a positive and active participant in all camp activities.
- Use appropriate language at all times.
- Respect the facilities and equipment used during all camp activities.
In the event that your child has a behavior incident at camp, you will be notified by the parent/family liaison. The following is a brief overview of the behavioral
procedures that will be used by all staff at camp:
- The first step will be verbal discipline.
- The second step will be a "timeout" away from an activity.
- If the camper still is unable to meet behavioral expectations, the LiFE Sports staff member will refer the camper to the parent/family liaison. At this point, the camper will meet with the parent/family liaison, and/or a parent will be asked to participate in resolving the issue. Continual misbehavior may result in a conference (attended by the camp director, parent/family liaison, and counselor) with the parent to decide whether the child will be permitted to continue in the program this summer.
We will work with you to support your child so they can be successful at camp, but at the same time reserve the right to remove any camper from camp who makes it unsafe for other campers.