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Expectations of Teachers and Chaperones



The following expectations are provided to assist you, and your chaperones, in preparing for your Coastal Communities trip:



Please prepare your students for their trip. The experiences at the Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center will be an outdoor classroom filled with much excitement and discovery. Reviewing program and curriculum pieces prior to arrival will allow for students to have an introducation to the activities they will experience while at Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center.

Please make sure the students pack appropriately for their trip ('What to Bring') and are dressed appropriately for their activities (play clothes, water shoes, rain gear, etc.). Clothes and shoes that may get wet and dirty are a must. Instruction time is valuable, with little time to wait on those that are not prepared for the activity.

Teachers and chaperones need to be responsible for the guidance of the students in your group. this is easily accomplished if the adults are actively involved with the group. This is easily accomplished if the adults are actively involved with the group. Chaperones are to be engaged with the group and involved in the educational process, while not taking anything away from the child's learning experience.




Please inform chaperones to follow the following guidlines while they are here:

  • Smoking is permitted in designated areas only and not in front of youth
  • Please turn cell phone ringers/volume down during instruction time
  • Allow students to answer questions on their own
  • Be respectful of Don Lee staff and follow their instructions and recommendations while supervising youth


All guest are expected to follow the Don Lee polices and procedures provided by the Don Lee staff prior to each activity. Life jackets must be worn during all water activties. Don Lee activities such as archery, sailing, challenge course, and swimming must be supervised and facilitated by a Don Lee staff member.

If "Arts and Crafts" is a selected option, then the students should have a plain, pre-washed, white cotton T-shirt (no fabric softener is recommended).

Please be present for each activity and stay with your group esuring they arrive on time and rotate to the next activity as scheduled.

Please make sure to follow the Teacher "To Do" List and complete all the necessary tasks paying close attention to deadlines and due dates.


Once you arrive at camp, please follow the check-in and check-out, procedures.

Thank you for your cooperation we look forward to seeing you soon!!!

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