Saratoga Children’s Theatre is a busy program that is best experienced without the distraction of cell phones or other electronics; we strongly recommend leaving them at home. For those parents who choose to allow campers to bring cell phones to camp, cell phones are to be turned in at their respective camp and placed in the cell phone box.
For several years, we have had a no cell phone policy. Unfortunately, many campers still come to camp with them. We understand that parents increasingly rely on their children’s ability to contact them by cell phone if they encounter a problem, and that this safety net is something parents and campers are reluctant to abandon. However, cell phones at camps have resulted in cyber bullying, the posting of inappropriate photos and videos, and all kinds of disruptions of the camp environment. Therefore, Saratoga Children’s Theatre and most experts in the summer camp field feel that it is appropriate to prohibit them.
To address campers’ and parents’ need to speak with one another, we will still have scheduled time 12-12:15pm to call time during summer camp.
Each camp will have a designated phone number that you may call. Please keep these calls to emergencies. These numbers will be sent to you in the directors letter you will receive prior to the start of your child’s camp.
This policey applies to all campers ad staff members.
*Saratoga Children’s Theatre is not responsible for the theft, loss, damages, or charges to a cell phone brought to camp, regardless of the circumstances.*