If you have any safety concerns during Camp Hollywood, please speak to a member of our Safety Brigade, email CHSafetyBrigade@gmail.com,or call our Safety Brigade hotline 818-856-1245.
Traci LaDue, Safe Spaces Coordinator
We here at Camp Hollywood are proud of our beloved Lindy Hop scene and how welcoming and inclusive it is. We want our attendees to have a fun, exciting, and inspiring experience and return for many more years to come. We are dedicated to making sure our guests feel safe and accepted, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, size, appearance, race or religion. In order to ensure this positive atmosphere, we are implementing the following declaration of safe space and anti-harassment policy:
No forms of harassment will be tolerated, which can include offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of workshops or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, whether in person or online. Anyone engaging in this type of behavior will be warned and/or ejected from the event without a refund at the organizer’s discretion.
Camp Hollywood teachers, staff, committee members, volunteers and participants are required to comply with the following code of conduct. We do not tolerate code of conduct violations in any form. If any Camp Hollywood participant engages in harassing behaviour, we will take prompt action to stop the harassment, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. We reserve the right to exclude serious and/or repeated code of conduct violators on a permanent basis.
If you experience harassment or feel unsafe during Camp Hollywood, please bring your concerns to one of our staff. We will treat these issues with the strictest confidentiality.
Camp Hollywood reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason.
For 2021, we have instituted special COVID-19 safety measures, which include all staff, volunteers and attendees to be fully vaccinated in order to attend, and to follow any safety protocols that may be necessary at the time of the event, including but not limited to mask wearing. Anyone who attempts to attend while not complying with our safety protocols, or who engages in harassing or bullying behavior regarding our safety protocols towards fellow attendees, staff or organizers, will be banned from this event for life.
In order to maintain a safe environment, please keep in mind the following:
- Our venue is a public space with limited security at certain hours. Be sure to keep an eye on your belongings and do not trust that everyone you encounter in the hotel is a trusted member of our group.
- If you are a parent of minors, be sure to chaperone your children appropriately, especially after hours.
- If you are under 21, don’t drink. If you see someone supplying minors with alcohol, please alert our staff
- If you feel unsafe or if something just doesn’t look right or feel right and you sense someone may be in danger, please contact a member of our staff
Some general good conduct notes:
- Please do not sneak in to the event without paying nor enable others to do so, such as sharing your wristband, etc. It’s tacky and shows disrespect for the event, the bands, the instructors, the organizer, and our scene in general which depends on your ticket purchases to continue thriving.
- Don’t feel obligated to dance with anyone who makes you uncomfortable. It’s your body and you have a right to choose who touches it. Also, don’t take it personally if one of the weekend instructors turns you down for a dance. They have been working hard on their feet all day, may be saving their energy for a competition, or may just need to rest at that moment. It’s not you, it’s them.
- Exercise awareness of your surroundings on the dance floor – protect your partner from collisions and falls. Apologize for said collisions and falls.
- Remember that our staff is 100% volunteer and are working long hours for nothing more than the chance to enjoy the event. Please be kind to them.
Our friends at Holy Lindy Land have generously let us use their nifty etiquette infographic here, lots of good info for new (and not so new) dancers—visit their Facebook page here: