Beantown Camp Code of Conduct


Beantown Camp is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone. All attendees, instructors, staff, and volunteers are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Cooperation is expected from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Declaration Of Safe Space

Beantown Camp is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). Harassment of participants, event staff, or Endicott staff is not tolerated in any form, including social situations at any event venue (including dances, classes, competitions, dining hall, and residence halls) and online media (including Twitter, Facebook, and other online social media).

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion), sexual language and images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of classes or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers, at their discretion, may take any action deemed appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the event organizers or Safety Team immediately using one of the methods above.

Event staff will be happy to help participants contact Endicott College Campus Safety or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance and your safety.

All participants are expected to follow these rules for the entire duration of attending Beantown Camp.

Being A Good Participant

Please do not offer unsolicited advice to fellow dancers either in class or on the social dance floor.

Be courteous and respectful to others, however, it is not required to dance with someone if you feel it is an uncomfortable situation. Trust your instincts.

Please use your full range of senses on the dance floor to avoid accidental collisions and injuries. It is every dancer’s responsibility to be aware of their own and their partner’s movement and position, as well as the movement and position of the dancers surrounding them, in order to avoid all forms of dangerous contact.

Please be respectful to both event staff and Endicott staff, even if you are experiencing a personal frustration. Without the goodwill of these individuals, a smoothly functioning event is impossible.

Be aware of your own boundaries and physical needs. Do not neglect your health, do remember to sleep, do wash your hands frequently, and do remember to take your meds if applicable.

Please help us make a fragrance-reduced environment by avoiding using highly fragranced products such as cologne, perfume, and scented lotions and gels. Our chemically-sensitive dancers thank you!

Contact Information

While camp is in session:

  • For issues of harassment or safety please contact:
    • The Safety Team, either in person or by email (safety@beantowncamp.com).
    • The Endicott College Public Safety is staffed 24 hours a day at the main campus entrance. They are available for any safety concern or medical emergency. Call 978-232-2222 (24 hours a day) or use any on campus phone, emergency call box, or special campus blue emergency phones in public areas. They are First Responders and some are Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certified. They can contact an ambulance or other emergency agency if necessary. Beverly Hospital is close by the campus.
  • For campus problems such as locked out of room, room AC not working, out of toilet paper, lost keys or meal card:
    • Call Endicott College Misselwood Events host at 978-815-2828 (9am–11pm).
    • For out of hours room lock out, AC or plumbing problems visit or call Endicott College Public Safety at 978-232-2222 (11pm–9am).
  • For any issues:
    • Do not hesitate to approach the event organizers, instructors or camp staff directly.
    • Messages can be sent at any time by email (info@beantowncamp.com) or telephone (508-435-2363). There may be a delay in responding, so please also use one of the above methods for timely or urgent issues.
  • If an issue is not resolved satisfactorily using any of these methods, please contact the event organizers in person or by leaving a message.

When camp is not in session the event organizers can be contacted by email (info@beantowncamp.com) or telephone (508-435-2363).

Covid/Contagious Diseases

Covid-19 is still in our lives, although thankfully in a place where we are able to enjoy the things we love. Partner dancing is a high risk activity, and it’s still necessary to take precautions to limit the risks. We can do that with the cooperation of all who attend. Taking precautions are not only for yourself, but for everyone attending. It is not possible to guarantee that no one will be exposed or infected with Covid-19, or any other contagious illness while participating. Please evaluate your comfort with the level of risk prior to deciding to attend.

Requirements may be adjusted based on changes in local conditions or adjustments to national guidelines.

Requirements to attend:

  • At this time, Covid vaccinations are not required, although highly encouraged.
  • Mask wearing is optional, although encouraged with indoor activities. Suitable masks include N95, KN95, KF94, and surgical masks. Please be respectful of each person’s choice as to mask wearing, and courteous to others if asked to wear a mask when sharing a dance.

Other safety measures at Endicott College:

  • Room ventilation has been upgraded.
  • Inquire in the Dining Hall for taking meals outside if preferred.
  • The Dining Hall has a much larger capacity than we have used in the past, and there is plenty of space to spread out.

What you can do prior to attending:

  • It is highly recommended to get the latest booster prior to attending.
  • Limit exposure during the days prior to camp, especially indoor activities with groups of people.
  • Wear a mask while traveling on a plane or public transportation.
  • Do not attend if you are feeling any symptoms related to Covid-19, the flu, or any contagious disease. Symptoms include the following:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If you have reason to believe you have been exposed to Covid-19 in the days prior to camp, take a Covid-19 rapid test prior to attending.

While at camp:

  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • If you are feeling any symptoms while attending, isolate and take a Covid-19 rapid test.
  • Avoid traveling off campus.
  • If you are not staying on campus, limit possible exposure during the week.

Age Restrictions

Due to requirements of Endicott College, no person under 18 is permitted on campus during Beantown Camp. Everyone registering must be over 18 and cannot be accompanied by anyone under 18. A government issued identification may be requested to be shown at check-in.

Alcohol On Campus

Alcohol can only be consumed on campus at events run by Beantown Camp and the Endicott College staff. It is not permitted to possess or consume alcohol on campus at any other time during Beantown Camp. If you do drink while on campus, be responsible.

You must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol, which is the legal drinking age in Massachusetts. Providing alcohol to campers under 21 is grounds for expulsion from camp without a refund.

Smoking On Campus

Smoking (including vaping) is not allowed in any campus building including residence halls. Smoking is limited to specifically designated outside areas only. No candles or open flames are allowed in any of the buildings.

Animals On Campus

Animals are not permitted in any building on campus at any time, with the exception of service animals, which require a certificate to be shown to Endicott College staff at check-in. Endicott College policy does not permit comfort animals.

Staying On Campus

Endicott College requires that everyone who stays overnight on campus has registered and paid for a housing reservation. It is expected that all campers will abide by this requirement.

It is permitted to move furniture around in your room, however no items are to be removed. Please put the room back how you found it at the end of your stay.

Please be courteous of other campers and keep noise down in the residence halls, especially late at night and when coming and going.

Dining Hall Policies

Please be respectful of the food service staff. The staff encourages campers to ask if you have questions about the meals or have special needs. Please do not fill water bottles from the drink dispensers. All food and drink provided is intended for consumption in the dining hall.

Parking On Campus

There are plenty of parking areas on campus, including lots near all of the residence halls. At no time is parking allowed in fire lanes or in unauthorized spaces. All campus roads must be clear of parked vehicles at all times. Endicott would like all those with cars parking on campus to put a parking pass (www.beantowncamp.com/parking-pass) in their windshield.

Refund Policy

The refund policy varies according to the item. Please see the description for each individual item.

Do not hesitate to contact someone if you need help.

Be safe and enjoy Beantown Camp!