Tween Trekkers will need to have a bike and helmet to participate in this program. Trekkers will meet at Schluter Park Shelter and bike to all locations.
Travelin’Tween Bike Camp is an educational travel program promoting personal growth,adventure, and fun through biking. The wind in your face, the sun on your back,the sense of accomplishment at the end of a long day--these are all part of thespecial feeling you have when riding.
We give our trip leaders lists of activities and interesting sites along theroute, but the group has the freedom to follow their preferences. Which attimes allows participants to split into groups and select a meeting spot andspecific time to gather back at after they explore. At the beginning of eachbike camp session staff explain to the kids where they are going, and discuss whatthey are doing. We also provide parents with a trip itinerary via e-mail beforethe daily trip and have it posted on our website, I know at times activitiesare subject to change due to weather, and group interest. In addition, leaderstouch base with the Park & Rec office before leaving, once they arrive/before they depart from the field trip, and at the end of the day, so parentscan contact us for information as the trip progresses. If it’s only raininglightly, the trip will carry on as planned. Heavy rains or thunderstorms areusually short-lived, so the group will sit out the storm in some other shelteredlocation, and continue on their way once it passes.
Circumstances and procedures for termination of enrollment
It is the objective of the Monona Parks & Recreation to provide a positive leisure experience for all participants. Appropriate behavior is expected from all participants and spectators in programs and on field trips throughout the city to protect the enjoyment and safety of all patrons. Behaviors that will not be accepted include, but are not limited to, the following:
Endangering the health and safety of other participants, patrons or staff.
Disrupting a program or creating a disturbance at a facility.
Continuous refusal to follow program and/or facility rules and guidelines.
Use of verbal harassment, profanity, vulgarity, obscenity or racial slurs.
Blatant disrespect of staff and program or facility rules and guidelines.
Damage, vandalism, or theft of private or school district facilities, equipment or
Possession or use of illegal substances or medication, including the use of alcohol or smoking where prohibited.
Possession or threat of a weapon.
Inappropriate display of affection.
A participant will receive written notice for inappropriate behavior, and in the case of a minor, a copy of the notice from the counselor will be provided to such minor’s parent/guardian.
If a participant receives three notices of inappropriate behavior, or if the participant is involved in one severe incident, as determined by the Tween Bike staff, the participant may no longer participate in the program until a meeting is scheduled and held. The participant, a parent/guardian if the participant is a minor, the program instructor, the program supervisor and any other persons whom Park & Rec considers necessary for a resolution of the inappropriate behavior, shall be present at such meeting.
At the meeting, the question of continued participation in the program will be considered and, primarily for minor participants, a Behavior Contract may be prepared as a condition of continued participation. Such a Behavior Contract will be personalized to the circumstances and the participant, and will include specific expectations and consequences for failure to meet such expectations, including possible suspension and/or termination from program participation.
The behavior policy will be enacted from the first day of the school year and run until the last day. Warnings will accumulate throughout the year. They will not be carried over from one school year to the next.
Verbal and Written notices
All verbal warnings will be documented in the notebook. All written warnings will be in writing and given to the parent or guardian by a staff member.
Parent initiated, mutual decision, center initiated
If a parent wishes to discharge their child from the program, they will need to provide written notification. Notification must be prior to the preceding program. If during the current schedule, no credits/refunds will be issued. Monona Parks & Recreation requests that parents provide reasoning behind removal from the program.
In the case of a mutual discharge, Monona Parks & Recreation and the parents shall work together to provide a seamless transition. Monona Parks & Recreation still requests written notification. Notification must be prior to the preceding months schedule being written. If during the current schedule, no credits/refunds will be issued.
A center initiated discharge will follow in accordance of the Monona Parks & Recreation established behavior policy. Please reference circumstances and procedures for termination of enrollment.