Code of Conduct for Arts on the Lake Activities
It is the policy of Arts on the Lake to open the Arts Center to all age groups provided their code of conduct is appropriate to the situation and our ability to provide a safe environment is not impaired.
In the six years of producing events at the Center, we have not had an incident that was not safely and quickly resolved.
As a matter of course we will continue to provide heated, well-lighted shelter with legal means of egress and emergency lighting; adult supervision when minors are expected; parking lot supervision at times of high usage; a police presence when large crowds are expected after nightfall; and established relationships of a positive nature that encourage respectful participation from performers, AotL members and attendees.
If staff, or volunteers acting as staff, see or are informed of inappropriate behavior, they can intervene and ask that person to cease or leave the premises.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, the possession of illegal alcohol, drugs or weapons and any other behavior that might endanger the safety of others or prevent others from participation.
In rare cases that are beyond the means of staff to intervene and resolve safely, the Kent police will be brought in.
In this, as in all matters, we hope to continue to revise and improve our procedures with input from all stakeholders as conditions change and develop so that participation in Arts on the Lake activities can be enjoyed in safety and mutual respect.
Approved by the Executive Committee of the Board
December 28, 2012