Here's a Red and Green social behavior story to help kids who have a history of misbehaving in camp and would like to continue enjoying the privilege of attending summer camp.
How can I have a successful camp experience this summer?
My name is Yisroel. I am 13 years old. I go to Camp Agudah Southeast. I love camp and I would like to go there every summer. I almost did not get accepted to camp this summer. What do I need to do in order to be able to stay in camp all summer and be invited again next year?
I need to build a good reputation. What is a reputation? It is the opinion that other people have of someone. How do I build a good reputation? The more I do green behaviors and avoid reds, the more people will think of me as a good, cooperative, responsible camper.
I need to remember that I'm on probation. What is probation? It means that my behavior is being watched with a magnifying glass. That means that every time I do even a tiny red behavior, the camp will likely make a big deal about it. Yes, it feels horrible and unfair, but that's what happens when someone already has a bad reputation from misbehaving the previous summer.
What are some of the green behaviors I should be doing in camp?
Following camp rules!
Waking up on time
Attending Shachris, Mincha, and Maariv on time
Joining all camp activities
Keeping hands and feet to myself
Using my words if I'm really upset about something or someone
Respecting the feelings of my fellow campers
What are some cherry red behaviors that will get me expelled from camp instantly?
Sneaking out of camp without permission
Sneaking into the pool when a lifeguard is not there
Touching other kids' private body parts
Accessing inappropriate content and/or exposing other kids to inappropriate content using technology that is off-limits in camp
I will try to remember to do the green behaviors as much as possible so that I will slowly build a good reputation this summer. This way, I will no longer be on probation next summer, especially since the camp will view me as a good, cooperative, responsible camper who is a pleasure to have in camp!! I look forward to becoming a STAR CAMPER!!