Tween Trekkers Camp is an educational travel program promoting personal growth, adventure, and fun through biking. The wind in your face, the sun on your back, the sense of accomplishment at the end of a long day--these are all part of the special feeling you have when riding.
Tween Trekkers will need to have a bike and helmet to participate in this program. Trekkers will meet at Schluter Park Shelter and bike to all locations.
An official schedule of field trips will be posted by 5/31/2019
- Water Bottle
- Closed-toe Shoes
- Bike Lock
Suggested items but not required:
- Light Snack
- Bathing Suit
- Bug Spray
If you're on the street, follow these road rules:
- Always ride with your hands on the handlebars.
- Always stop and check for traffic in both directions when leaving your driveway, an alley, or a curb.
- Cross at intersections. When you pull out between parked cars, drivers can't see you coming.
- Walk your bike across busy intersections using the crosswalk and following traffic signals.
- Ride on the right-hand side of the street, so you travel in the same direction as cars do. Never ride against traffic.
- Use bike lanes or designated bike routes wherever you can.
- Don't ride too close to parked cars. Doors can open suddenly.
- Stop at all stop signs and obey traffic (red) lights just as cars do.
- Ride single-file on the street with friends.
- When passing other bikers or people on the street, always pass to their left side, and call out "On your left!" so they know that you are coming.
We give our trip leaders lists of activities and interesting sites along the route, but the group has the freedom to follow their preferences. Which at times allows participants to split into groups and select a meeting spot and specific time to gather back at after they explore. At the beginning of each bike camp session staff explain to the kids where they are going, and discuss what they are doing. We also provide parents with a trip itinerary via e-mail before the daily trip and have it posted on our website, I know at times activities are subject to change due to weather, and group interest. In addition, leaders touch base with the Park & Rec office before leaving, once they arrive/before they depart from the field trip, and at the end of the day, so parents can contact us for information as the trip progresses. If it’s only raining lightly, the trip will carry on as planned. Heavy rains or thunderstorms are usually short-lived, so the group will sit out the storm in some other sheltered location, and continue on their way once it passes. You will be contacted in the event an emergency pick-up is required.
Circumstances and procedures for termination of enrollment
It is the objective of the Monona Parks & Recreation to provide a positive leisure experience for all participants. Appropriate behavior is expected from all participants and spectators in programs and on field trips throughout the city to protect the enjoyment and safety of all patrons.
If a participant receives three notices of inappropriate behavior, or if the participant is involved in one severe incident, as determined by the Tween Bike staff, the participant may no longer participate in the program until a meeting is scheduled and held. The participant, a parent/guardian if the participant is a minor, the program instructor, the program supervisor and any other persons whom Park & Rec considers necessary for a resolution of the inappropriate behavior, shall be present at such meeting.
At the meeting, the question of continued participation in the program will be considered and, primarily for minor participants, a Behavior Contract may be prepared as a condition of continued participation. Such a Behavior Contract will be personalized to the circumstances and the participant, and will include specific expectations and consequences for failure to meet such expectations, including possible suspension and/or termination from program participation.
The behavior policy will be enacted from the first day of the school year and run until the last day. Warnings will accumulate throughout the year. They will not be carried over from one school year to the next.
Verbal and Written notices
All verbal warnings will be documented in the notebook. All written warnings will be in writing and given to the parent or guardian by a staff member.
Parent initiated, mutual decision, center initiated
If a parent wishes to discharge their child from the program, they will need to provide written notification. Notification must be prior to the preceding program. If during the current schedule, no credits/refunds will be issued. Monona Parks & Recreation requests that parents provide reasoning behind removal from the program.
In the case of a mutual discharge, Monona Parks & Recreation and the parents shall work together to provide a seamless transition. Monona Parks & Recreation still requests written notification. Notification must be prior to the preceding months schedule being written. If during the current schedule, no credits/refunds will be issued.
A center initiated discharge will follow in accordance of the Monona Parks & Recreation established behavior policy. Please reference circumstances and procedures for termination of enrollment.