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Modesto Red Shield Policies

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The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Policies

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Please read this Waiver carefully as it affects your legal rights in the event of an injury, contraction of a communicable disease, infection and/or damage to property. 

Participants understand that the use of the facilities and/or services may involve risk of bodily injury, property damage, contraction of a communicable disease and/or contraction of a viral or bacterial infection and agree to assume any such risks. In case of illness or accident at our facility, The Salvation Army Community Center is authorized to secure emergency medical treatment at member/participant’s expense. It is up to the participant to consult physicians and other professionals to make sure that they can safely participate in activities and events offered by The Salvation Army Community Center.

Participant also understands and agrees that by registering, they are giving up their right (or the minor for whom they register) to make any claim against The Salvation Army, its agents, employees, and volunteers, including the right to sue them, for bodily injury, property damage, contraction of a communicable disease and/or contraction of a viral or bacterial infection of any type and/or any other loss that they might suffer while using The Salvation Army Community Center facilities and/or services, except as limited by law.

One or two adults living in a household and dependents who are eligible up to the age of 17. At age 18, an individual with a disability or an elderly parent who is living in the same household will remain eligible for the Family membership. Verification of family status and residency may be required. For example utility bill, health insurance, etc.

Any requested change that affects the automatic billing of your membership, including membership cancellation, must be submitted by the 10th of the month to be processed for the following month. If changes occur after the 10th of the month, you will have one more billing before the change takes effect.

If a member cancels or if membership payments lapse for more than 30 days, the appropriate registration fee will be charged to reopen the membership account.

There is a $20 charge for each insufficient funds transaction. This places your membership on hold until payment is received.

Individuals, families, and seniors who cannot afford Community Center membership or fees for youth camps and/or group classes can apply for a discount. Eligibility for this program is based on income level. Scholarship applications are available online or at the information desk. Learn more. >

Anyone purchasing a day pass will be required to show photo ID (ages 18+). The Community Center may use this information to consult public sources to help determine whether a guest may pose unreasonable harm to our patrons, staff or visitors. Your safety is important to us. By showing your photo ID at the front desk, you help The Salvation Army to provide a quality, state-of-the-art, facility where individuals and families can work, play and grow together in a safe and nurturing environment. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy.  Purchase a day pass online. >

Public drop-in access is intended for inclusive recreational use. Any external personal or group use/training/coaching should contact the rental department of specific group requests.

Full payment is expected at the time of enrollment. No cash refunds are given unless the program is canceled by The Salvation Army Community Center. If the program is canceled by the Center, you will be given the choice of a full credit or a cash refund. If you request to cancel your class enrollment five or more days prior to the first class, you will receive a full refund minus a $5 processing fee or you may choose to transfer to another session if available. Requests made less than five days prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies. No credits or pro-rated credits will be issued for missed days of camp or class due to illness, partial attendance, behavior issues, or any other reason.

Code of Conduct & Discipline Policy

In order to facilitate positive life experiences while at The Modesto Red Shield Community Center, mutual respect between members, guests, and staff is required at all times. Failure to observe these policies will result in disciplinary action and/or termination of membership privileges. Center personnel have the right to refuse service to anyone deemed disruptive or abusive.

  1. Refrain from the use of foul language, abusive actions, and inappropriate behavior.
  2. Lost membership cards must be reported and replaced within 30 days. There is a $5 fee to replace a membership card.
  3. No one under the age of 13 is allowed in the Fitness Area unless participating in a  Center program or class. Members 13–15 may use the Fitness Area if they are accompanied by an adult member of the Center.
  4. Proper workout attire is required in fitness area (no street shoes or jeans.) Any clothing, including logos or messages on apparel, must be acceptable in a family setting.
  5. Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters or pets (excluding service animals) will not be allowed inside the facility.
  6. Alcohol and/or drugs are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
  7. Smoking and/or use of any type of smokeless tobacco are prohibited in the facility or on facility grounds.
  8. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on the premises.
  9. The Modesto Red Shield reserves the right to terminate membership in response to any immoral or illegal activity by a member.
  10. The use of the elevator is restricted to staff and adult members of the Center.

For more information, review our facility policies and safety information.

Safety Information

The Salvation Army is dedicated to keeping children and vulnerable adults safe from physical, emotional and sexual harm. We refer to our safety efforts as "Protecting The Mission."

Protecting The Mission guidelines ensure The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Community Center emphasizes safety in the following ways:

  • Salvation Army personnel (Officers, employees and volunteers) are trained in child abuse prevention and are mandated reporters of suspected child/vulnerable adult abuse.
  • Salvation Army personnel undergo criminal background checks.
  • Adults accessing the facility may be screened against public sexual offender registry.
  • Instructors are trained in appropriate interactions with members to enhance learning by creating a safe and inviting environment.
  • Programs involving children are closely monitored to ensure adequate supervision and safe interactions between Salvation Army personnel and children.
  • The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Community Center constantly adapts and enhances safety protocols to adjust to needs.
  • Members and guests are encouraged to report suspicious behavior. Forms for anonymous reporting, called Confidential Notices of Concern, are available at the Front Desk.
  • The Salvation Army reserves the right to remove from the facility and terminate the membership of any member who fails to comply with any posted rules and regulation or otherwise breaches the Code of Conduct, in which case member will not be entitled to a refund of dues.

Day Camp Policies

The Salvation Army provides a safe environment for your child while you participate in any activity in the facility. In order to keep our guests safe, we ask that you follow these rules when utilizing Play Care.

 PICK-UP & DROP OFF

  • Campers can be dropped off between 8–8:30am and picked up by 5:30pm.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Walk-In Registration: Parents may register in person at the Gymnasium Guest Service Desk during regular operating hours: Monday - Friday 5:30am. - 8:30pm.; Saturday and Sunday 8:00am. - 5:30pm. 
  • Register Online: Parents may register online. Please be sure to include all necessary health and background information.

Note:  All enrollments are subject to space availability and no registrations are guaranteed. A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space in each camp.

​​​​​​CANCELLATIONS & REFUND POLICY

  • Full payment is expected at the time of enrollment. No cash refunds are given unless the program is canceled by The Salvation Army. If the program is canceled, you will be given the choice of a full credit or a cash refund. If you request to cancel your class enrollment five or more days prior to the first class, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee or you may choose to transfer to another session if available. Requests made less than five days prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies. No credits or pro-rated credits will be issued for missed days of camp or class due to illness, partial attendance, behavior issues, or any other reason.

LOST & FOUND

Lost & found items will be kept for a period of two weeks after a session, then donated to the local Salvation Army Thrift Store. Lost & found is located at the front desk.1

MEDICAL PROTOCOL

As a parent, if your child has any special medical needs, please include these with the desired response on the Registration Form. These will include, but are not limited to, any medical or behavioral diagnoses that may affect your child’s experience at camp. Updates can be made throughout the summer based on a case-by-case basis and will be reported directly to camp coordinators. By providing this information, you are providing our staff with the knowledge and ability to provide the best care possible for your child. Please note that there will be no nurse/doctor on-call at The Salvation Army Community Center.

MEDICATION DISTRIBUTION

In the case of medication distribution, parents must complete a Right to Distribute Medication Form. This releases The Salvation Army Red Shield from liability for medication that is required for distribution for the health of a child. Medication must be dropped off to Camp Coordinators in the original prescription container with your child’s name printed on the label and placed in a plastic bag. Medication will be stored in Camp Coordinator’s office and administered at the time(s) and in the amount designated by the Right to Distribute Medication Form. Parents must sign out medication at the end of each day and check back in the following day. Any medication not brought in the appropriate container may preclude camp participation for your child on that day.

ILLNESS AND INJURIES

Camp is not designed or equipped to handle ill children. If your camper becomes ill while at Camp, our staff will make your child comfortable in an area away from the other campers. Our staff will then contact you (the parent) or one of the individuals you have authorized to pick up your child. If immediate medical attention is needed or if the severity of an injury cannot be correctly established, parents will be notified immediately. The Emergency Medical System (911) will be activated at the discretion of Camp Coordinators and/or Camp Counselors. If staff are unable to reach parents whose child is in need of immediate medical attention, he/she will be transported to the nearest hospital via ambulance and staff will continue to attempt to contact parents. Parents/guardians will be responsible for all emergency medical care expenses.

QUESTIONS? Please contact The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Community Center at 209.538.7111 or email [email protected].

VIEW OUR CURRENT CAMPS

 

  1. Campers must stay with their age group and be accompanied by a counselor during all camp activities.
  2. Camp attendees are expected to respect peers, community center staff and the facility at all times.
  3. The use of foul language, abusive actions, and inappropriate behavior is prohibited.
  4. Alcohol and/or drugs are not allowed anywhere on the premises or at any location where the camp is taking place.
  5. Shirt and shoes must be worn in all areas. Any logos or messages on clothing must be acceptable in a family setting.
  6. Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters or pets (excluding service animals) will not be allowed inside the facility.
  7. The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Community Center staff reserves the right to dismiss a camper without a refund who does not meet behavior expectations.

It takes a special person to be a counselor for our campers, your kids. Camp counselors have to be energetic, enthusiastic, fun—but also trained to respond quickly and efficiently in any situation. Your child’s safety is our number one priority.

KEY SAFETY GUIDELINES

  • All staff members will receive First Aid and CPR certification from The American Red Cross.
  • Staff are trained for emergency procedures at each camp location.
  • When taking a field trip, a certified counselor with The Salvation Army Decisive Driving Certification will drive.
  • Staff will be equipped with cell phones and first aid kits, as well as all emergency information needed for each participant.
  • Lifeguards will be present during all swim sessions that take place during camp.
  • A first aid kit and a list of medications and allergies will be on camp staff at all times. Parental emergency contact information will remain on staff no matter the activity, and cell phones will be allotted to multiple staff members for emergency purposes and to remain in contact with the Camp Manager.

Forms & Downloads

A variety of downloadable information about The Salvation Army Modesto Red Shield Community Center is available below. If you don't see the information you're looking for, please contact us at [email protected].

FORMS & POLICY DOCUMENTS

Class Enrollment Application
Class Proposal/Interest Form
Day Pass Agreement
Employment Application
Facility Use Agreement
Facility Use Guidelines
Membership Application
Membership Change Form
Scholarship Application

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