Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The safety policies are in place for the safety of all guests and staff. We hope to foster an environment where everyone behaves respectfully and appropriately at all times. Adherence to the rules allows us to provide an exciting, fun, and safe retreat for everyone.

Violations of these policies or codes, as listed below, can result in immediate dismissal without refund and at your expense at the Director’s discretion.

  • The privacy of our guests is paramount, therefore, guests are not permitted to disclose the identities of other guests staying at the retreat without their consent. This includes, but is not limited to, online social networks, private messaging services, etc. 
  • We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to, members of any sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and economic class, educational level, colour, immigration status, sex, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
  • We won't all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful behaviour. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot allow that frustration to become a personal attacks. An environment where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.
  • In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively.
  • We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes, and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes.
  • Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down others.
  • Guests understand that they may not physically or verbally hurt others, and they will respect the feelings, safety and personal integrity of themselves and others.
  • Guests agree that during the retreat they will dress and behave with modesty and decorum, avoiding clothing or swimwear that is inappropriate or that displays slogans promoting drugs or inappropriate behaviour and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • We want to look after the community and local area surrounding the retreat. We expect all our guests to be friendly and courteous to all peoples in our community and local area surrounding the retreat.
  • Food must only be consumed within the designated eating areas.
  • Guests are not permitted to leave the retreat grounds except as part of a supervised retreat activity. 

The following is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in any manner :

  • Endangering the health and/or welfare of yourself, other guests, staff or animals in any way whatsoever.
  • Offensive, profane and abusive language.
  • Showing disrespect to other guests and staff alike.
  • Profanities and sexual imagery are not an acceptable part of the retreat. This includes the creation of or sharing of sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Personal insults, including racist or sexist terms.
  • Discriminatory jokes and/or language.
  • Participating in raids or pranks.
  • Gambling is prohibited.
  • Thievery of any kind.
  • Harassment and exclusionary behaviour.
  • Leaving the cabin after curfew.
  • Shouting or making loud noises outside after 8 pm.
  • Visiting the cabin or other living quarters of the opposite gender.
  • Altering your physical appearance while at the retreat, including but not limited to; body piercing, tattoos, haircuts, hair coloration, etc.
  • The use of personal electronic devices during scheduled activities.
  • The use of personal electronic devices to record video or take photos of anything that could endanger the health, safety, privacy or welfare of other guests or staff.

Destruction of property is strictly prohibited. Should you damage or destroy any retreat property through vandalism or wilful disregard of proper use, above the normal wear and tear, you will become liable and will be asked to reimburse the retreat for the costs of repairing or replacing all the destroyed property.

Interpersonal relationships will not be tolerated during your stay as a guest at the retreat, we also expect all guests to refrain from public displays of affection and inappropriate sexual behaviour at all times.

In addition, the possession, distribution or use of marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, drugs, drug paraphernalia, chewing tobacco, fireworks, pornographic material and weapons is not allowed. Absolute compliance with this rule is essential! Visual observation need not be necessary for immediate dismissal if there is enough evidence to corroborate that these risk-taking behaviours have occurred. This is considered a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY.

Any act of physical aggression against a fellow guest or member of staff will result in immediate dismissal from the retreat.

We all recognise that these guidelines are for the protection and benefit of all the community. By ticking that you confirm you agree to abide by our code of conduct on either our day visitor or overnight guest application, indicates that you have read accept to abide by our code of conduct. You understand that any breach of these guidelines or any other rules announced at the retreat by a director will lead to the stated consequence.