Guidelines for Chaperones
Chaperone, take responsibility for the behavior of the retreatants. Below are some guidelines to help you understand your role. If your have any questions or concerns during the retreat, your first point of contact should be the retreat
(a representative from your parish, school, or diocese)
Qualifications of Chaperones
During the retreat, chaperones are
for the behavior and needs of the youth entrusted to their care. This means chaperones must be at the retreat with their youth
AT ALL TIMES!
In the case of an overnight retreat, this includes staying with the youth at night, as well as being present at the retreat sessions during the day. Leaving the retreat is not permitted as it
puts your youth at risk.
is responsible for making sure each chaperone has the proper permission slips and emergency medical authorizations in their possession for each youth they chaperone. In case of emergency, it is the chaperone who takes responsibility for the transportation and emergency treatment of a youth.
In addition, it is the chaperone that enforces curfew and helps with “crowd control.”
Chaperones need you to reinforce what they say, and by your own example, convey the importance of “entering in” to the entire retreat experience.