Summer Cell Phone and Electronics Policy

Culver Summer Schools & Camps' cell phone policy is simple to understand: no cell phones.

We ask that our parents please help enforce this policy. If you are personally dropping your child off at Culver, please take their cell phone(s) with you. A camper caught possessing a cell phone has committed an honor code violation and will be subject to losing rank and/or privileges – this will be particularly true for upperclassmen.

Campers using Culver transportation:
For those campers arriving by air, we understand and fully expect parents to insist that their child carry a cell phone while they are traveling by themselves. Again, we simply ask that you remind your child to surrender their phone to their counselor once you have received the phone call that they have arrived safely.

Other electronic devices:
Music players, tablets, computers, and cameras are among a list of electronic devices that campers tend to bring. As many of these devices have multiple functions, the rules tend to get a little fuzzy - and the last thing we want to do is build a lengthy list of various devices by brand and model numbers. 

The best guideline that we can offer is this:
Any electronic device that has the ability to communicate, either through the internet or cellular data plans, is prohibited. Laptops and tablet computers are not allowed. Digital cameras are fine, as are many music players. Keep in mind, however, there are a number of music players that have Wi-Fi capability and can connect to the Internet - this type of device is not permitted.