Chester Bowl is a family friendly ski & snowboard recreation area founded on our Peace in the Park guidelines. Each youth participant in our summer and winter programs signs the Peace in the Parks agreement as below (and we expect adults to follow it too!).
Version for younger kids:
Chester Bowl should be a safe place for everyone. To help that happen, I promise to be kind and caring to others.
I know that people will be kind and caring towards me. I will tell an adult if I feel that anything bad or unsafe is happening to me, or if I see bad or unsafe things happening to someone else.
Version for older participants:
At Chester Bowl, we believe that everyone has the right to participate in our programs in a safe, peaceful, caring environment where each person is respected. We believe in resolving conflicts without yelling or fighting and being a place where everyone can feel comfortable and safe. We believe that each participant has the responsibility to do everything they can to create this environment at Chester Bowl. We expect the people in our programs to welcome each other, watch out for each other, and demonstrate caring towards each other.
At Chester Bowl we do not allow abuse or harassment of any kind, including verbal abuse (name calling, inappropriate language); physical harassment or fighting; touching others in ways that makes them uncomfortable; harassment or teasing based on religion, race, color, gender, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, veteran status, family composition, or any other similar category; sexual harassment; or demonstration of lack of respect for another person. If anyone in our programs is treated in those ways by others, or sees them happening to other people, they should tell a Chester Bowl worker about it right away. It is not OK, and we need your help to keep Peace in the Park!
Consequences for violating the principles of Peace in the Parks can include warnings, loss of program privileges (being able to participate in winter and/or summer activities) for part or all of the day, involvement of parents/guardians, and loss of privileges for longer periods of time including the entire season.
Because of the expectation that everyone will be welcomed and respected at Chester Bowl, the park continues to be a place where parents can drop their children off and know that they will be safe, that they will have fun while playing outside, and they will have a positive experience while building healthy habits and memories that last a lifetime.