NCSY Event Policies and Guidelines

Posted on May 14, 2016
  • There is a zero tolerance policy for bringing any alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons, or other dangerous items to NCSY events. The items will be confiscated and teens will be sent home at the earliest time possible, at the expense of their parents.
  • There is a zero tolerance policy for bullying, disrespectful behavior, or breaking any of the other safety rules laid out clearly at the beginning of the event. This includes areas that are off limits, staying within the area of the shabbaton, curfew, and program attendance. Unwillingness to comply with these rules may result in the teens being sent home at the earliest time possible, at the expense of their parents.
  • All participants and guests on Shabbatons are expected to have a willingness to observe Shabbat, whether during group programs or during “free time”.  NCSY is mindful that many of our participants are less familiar with these practices, and affords all participants the room to grow in their individual observance and knowledge.
  • All participants and guests on NCSY shabbatons are expected to be dressed appropriately for a weekend based around a meaningful Shabbat experience. At all times: Tops should have sleeves and an appropriate neckline. Any sheer tops or pants,  mini-skirts, or shorts of similar length, should not be worn.
    On Shabbat: Boys should wear a kippah and nicer pants and shirt. Girls should wear a skirt or dress.
    Teens will be asked to change if they are not dressed in accordance with these standards.
  • Past actions being a strong indicator of future behavior, NCSY reserves the right to limit the participation of any teens in any NCSY activity if there is sufficient reason to believe a particular teen lacks the ability or willingness to follow directions and instructions required for NCSY event participation

Other standards and guidelines can be found at ncsy.org/standards.