Kroka Code of Conduct
We believe that consciousness and altruistic will can be brought forward through a living relationship with the natural world and by taking our places within the circle of community. Our code of conduct allows us to live and work together in a way that balances the needs of the individual with the needs of the community.
I accept and embrace manual labor as an essential part of daily life in the Kroka community. I will put forth my utmost effort to work with intention and focus to see each assigned task through to completion. I will report any incomplete tasks.
I will maintain my living space and belongings in a clean presentable order. Clothing, equipment, and personal space will be kept clean and arranged neatly.
I will safeguard the health of the group by taking responsibility for my own physical, mental, and emotional health and safety. I will take the highest standards of care for my appearance and hygiene. This includes adequate nutrition, rest, and finding supportive guidance from staff and peers. I will not possess, offer, purchase or consume any substances that will adversely impact physical health, state of consciousness, or the ability to exercise good judgment at any time while on a Kroka program. This includes (but is not limited to) tobacco, electronic cigarettes, marijuana, pharmaceutical drugs not prescribed to me, psychotropic or psychedelic substances (chemical and wild-gathered), alcohol, or other illegal drugs.
I will follow all safety procedures and use all equipment as instructed. I will embrace the challenge and risk of adventure sports while also realizing that crossing the line of common sense will endanger my life and the lives of others in the group.
Respect & Responsibility
I will take personal responsibility for any animals, buildings, supplies and equipment that are placed within my care or within my reach. I will not take things that do not belong to me. When I make a mistake, which I will, I will take honest responsibility for it, and enjoy the support of the community in making things right again.
I will strive to express my ideas and feelings fully and freely within the community. I will model healthy positive communication without gossip or behind-the-back criticism. I will use respectful language, avoiding profanity and offensive expressions.
When conflict or resentment occurs, I will immediately speak out honestly to the group or staff members in order to promptly move the issue to resolution.
Disclosure & Confidentiality
I will place the needs of the group above any personal interests within the community. At Kroka we value our ability to share personally with each other and see this as an essential way to connect and build common understanding. I agree to uphold the privacy of the community & maintain confidentiality to the best of my ability. I understand that Kroka staff are mandated reporters and will respond seriously to concerns for the physical or emotional safety of the group. I agree to disclose with Kroka staff any threats to the physical or emotional safety of myself or another member of the community.
Inclusivity & Tolerance
I will share in the work of creating and maintaining a strong and fully inclusive community for people from many diverse backgrounds. Kroka is a safe place for students who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and Kroka staff and students will work to openly accommodate and affirm the full diversity of human beings who may be part of the community.
Students on programs will naturally develop close friendships and even romantic feelings for one another. It is normal and healthy to enjoy and express these feelings, as long as they do not interfere with the overall social and emotional well-being of the community. To that end, I will refrain from exclusive behavior and I will respond to feedback about how my personal relationships affect the group. If I feel drawn towards a romantic relationship while at Kroka, I will communicate with program staff and ask for support and feedback about my behavior. Finally, I understand that Kroka does not permit any romantic or exclusive relationships between staff and students.
Kroka’s curriculum demands extraordinary levels of focus during a brief period of time in one’s life. While sexuality is a normal and healthy aspect of being human, exploring intimate or sexual relationships while on a Kroka program will inevitably draw energy away from the personal and community experience of Kroka. Therefore, in order to embrace my full potential as a student or leader, I will not engage in intimate sexual activity with other students or staff during a Kroka program.
Consequences of Violation
I agree to the terms of the Code of Conduct and understand that violation of the Code may result in my immediate dismissal.