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Youth Policy

This policy exists to ensure that all minors are provided a safe and enjoyable environment when visiting all Campus Recreation facilities.  Campus Recreation is not a day care provider and does not offer babysitting services, although the department does offer a variety of youth programming. 

When children are enrolled in Campus Recreation youth programs, direct supervision by a legal guardian is not required since a properly trained BC employee is supervising the minor.  Minors that are not enrolled in a Campus Recreation program but are visiting one of the facilities are asked to follow these rules and regulations. 

These rules will go into effect January 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Member Services at 617-552-0797 or campusrec@bc.edu.

 

General Rules

1. A parent or legal guardian of a child under 18 is required to sign an entry waiver each time the minor enters any Campus Recreation facility.  Minors may enter the facility with a sponsoring adult that is not a parent or legal guardian, but a guest waiver must be fully completed and signed prior to the arrival of the visiting minor.  The waiver is available for download or copies may be picked up in the Member Services Office. Completed forms may be emailed (campusrec@bc.edu), faxed or hand-delivered to the Member Services Office.  Minors that are enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student are exempted from this rule.

2. Children under the age of 14 must be directly supervised by a sponsoring adult at all times while in the facility.  Direct supervision is defined as the sponsoring adult being physically in the same immediate area as the child at all times. 

3. Patrons must be at least 18 (or a current Boston College student) to participate in any group fitness or small group training classes.

4. Children ages 14 to 17 must be adequately supervised by a sponsoring adult at all times while in the facility.  Adequate supervision is defined as the sponsoring adult being in the same facility as the child at all times.

5. Children under the age of five may enter a locker room of the opposite sex if accompanied by the sponsoring adult.  Children over the age of five may not use locker rooms of the opposite sex and are directed to use the Family Changing Room. 

6. Campus Recreation members over the age of 18 may sign in up to three guests that are not members. The member and his or her guest(s) must check in at the Member Services office and pay the appropriate day fee.  Members are required to provide direct supervision to all guests from entry to exit.  Members that would like to bring in more than three guests at once must submit a written request to campusrec@bc.edu.  All guests of members will be charged a daily guest fee. Children under the age of five may enter with a sponsoring adult free of charge.

 

Dive Well Rules

1. All patrons using the diving well must be able to swim at least 15 yards on their own.

2. Free swimming, lap swimming, hanging onto the sides, and swimming to the bottom of the diving well are prohibited.

3. All patrons using the high diving board must be at least four feet tall.

 

Fitness Center Rules

1. Patrons must be at least 14 years old to enter the fitness area.

 

Patio Rules

1. Ball playing, running and horseplay are not permitted on the patio.

2. Adults have priority on lawn furniture.

 

Pool Rules

1. Adults take priority over children in the designated lap lanes.

2. All children that are not toilet trained must wear a plastic diaper with a bathing suit worn over the diaper.

3. Children who cannot swim must be accompanied in the pool by an adult at all times.

 

Spa Rules

1. All persons using the spa must be at least 16 years old.  No child under the age of 16 should be in the spa room.

 

Sauna Rules

1. All persons using the sauna must be at least 16 years old. 

These rules will go into effect January 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Member Services at 617-552-0797 or campusrec@bc.edu.