At Camp W*K, we value community. The experience is designed to promote a healthy, warm climate and community based on mutual respect, generosity, kindness and genuine concern for others. We cherish diversity and inclusivity and we actively strive to create a culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect.
We welcome campers and staff into our programs, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status. Additionally, Camp Wingate*Kirkland embraces transgender and gender nonconforming people.
We recognize that diversity of backgrounds, races, cultures, ethnicities, religious beliefs, ideas, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions challenges us and builds strength, confidence, and loving acceptance that can be transferred to the world at large.
We believe that everyone involved with Camp W*K, including our campers, has an obligation to create and maintain a healthy, safe environment for everyone in our Camp community.
Staff week includes several training sessions on inclusivity, diversity, including sexual orientation, teasing/bullying and general respect for all individuals in our community.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals to be who they are. Camp W*K has a zero tolerance approach to discrimination, victimization or harassment.
Camp W*K defines bullying as repeated intentionally harmful acts perpetrated by an individual or group against someone who feels inadequately able to respond. We believe that any form, type, or level of bullying or discrimination is unacceptable and requires immediate attention. We reserve the right to dismiss any camper who bullies or discriminates against others.
When a camper is dismissed, no refund will be given for any unused program costs. All costs associated with a camper’s departure from Camp will be the responsibility of the camper and their family.