- Oct 12, 2006
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What do you think of this letter (slightly modified) just received:
This has happened in the past and I think the counselor had been rehired the next year (not necessarily the one who was the subject of this letter). Some parents of counselors have complained that the rule is too harsh and their kids are getting tarred with a black mark.Dear parents,
When an event occurs at camp that might affect your children’s well-being, it is my responsibility to let you know about it. This morning I fired _____ for smoking marijuana. The counselors know that they are not allowed to take any drugs while employed at camp and this includes on their day off. We do not want them coming back to camp impaired. ___ did smoke on her day off and through random drug testing she tested positive and therefore was fired.
We have a zero tolerance policy for the use of drugs or alcohol for our staff and campers. The counselors are aware of this and their contract states that if they are caught using or in possession of these substances they will be fired. Furthermore, when counselors sign their contracts they understand that they will be drug tested over the course of the summer to maintain and enforce this important policy.
_____ was a dedicated counselor who has been at camp for 10 years as a camper and counselor; she loves your kids and we recognize this, but the safety of your children is paramount. ___ was in bunk x but I felt it was important for all the division's girls' parents to hear this because they are all so close. There remains 2 counselors in that bunk and the division head ____ so there is plenty of supervision.