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At Ōtaki Summer Camp, we are dedicated to providing a friendly, safe, and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Everyone can help us achieve this by looking out for other people.

Most people will of course be thoughtful and respective of others, but there is always a risk of someone who is not.

Being disrespectful can range from interrupting others or not giving them a chance to be heard, through to harassing others.

We will not tolerate harassment of any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Trans-exclusionary practices or discourse are included in this and, likewise, will not be tolerated.

Harrassment also includes the use of sexual imagery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the camp organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or ejecting you from the rest of camp without a refund and pre-emptively banning you from future summer camps.

If you are being harassed, feel unsafe, or notice that someone else is being harassed or looks to be in trouble, or you have any other concerns, please contact one of the camp organisers immediately.

The organisers can be identified by their special t-shirt colour. Alternatively, please contact our safety co-ordinator (Kimberley Collins) on 021 049 1436.

Ōtaki Summer Camp will be happy to provide escorts, help participants contact the police, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe throughout the camp.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all camp venues and camp-related events.