Rules and Regulations
Rooted in our military leadership system, all Upper Schools students model and uphold excellent personal appearance. The following guidelines are expected:
*All Upper School students will receive a full student handbook upon arrival from their counselor with further details and guidance/policies.
- Facial piercings and visible tattoos are not permitted.
- Nail polish is never acceptable.
- Hair must be a natural color.
- In addition, all Male students must:
- Be clean-shaven at all times.
- Meet the haircut standard:
- Hair on the top of the head will be neatly groomed
- Length and bulk of the hair will not be excessive, ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance
- When combed straight down, hair will not fall over the ears or eyebrows or touch the collar
- Lines or designs will not be cut into the hair, scalp, or eyebrows
- In all cases, the hair will not interfere with the normal wear of military headgear
- Sideburns will be neatly trimmed. The base will not be flared and will be a clean-shaven, horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend downward below the bottom of the ear.
- Barbers will be available at summer registration to give haircuts to those who are interested and also to those not meeting the above regulations. Students are also welcome to get their haircut at home prior to arriving.
- The following guidelines are specific to cadets enrolled in the Summer School for Girls:
- Female students may wear one pair of small earrings (no larger than a size of a pencil eraser) and/or a religious necklace during authorized times.
- Simple black, brown, or blonde hair ties and bobby pins may be used. Hair needs to be pulled back and up, neatly, during all formations.
Culver's Cell Phone Policy
Culver Summer Schools and Camp's electronics policy is simple to understand: NO CELL PHONES OR ANYTHING THAT CONNECTS TO THE INTERNET/WIFI.
We ask that our parents please help us enforce this policy. If you are personally dropping your children at Culver, PLEASE take their cell phone(s) with you. A summer student caught in possession of a cell phone has committed an honor code violation. Consequences for not adhering to our cellphone/any device that connects to the internet include: capping or losing rank and/or privileges – this would be particularly true for upperclassmen, honor organization dismissal, additional TUXIS requirements.
For those campers arriving by air, we understand and fully expect parents to insist that their children carry a cell phone while they are traveling by themselves. We simply ask that you remind your children to surrender their cell phones to their counselors once you have received the phone call that they have arrived safely. Asking students for their cell phone/any device that connects to the internet is part of the student check-in process when they arrive to their assigned dorm/barracks.
Other electronic devices:
Music players, tablets, smartwatches, computers, and cameras are among a list of electronic devices that campers tend to bring. As many of these devices have multiple functions, the rules tend to get a little fuzzy - and the last thing we want to do is build a lengthy list of various devices by brand and model numbers.
The best guideline that we can offer is this:
Any electronic device that has the ability to communicate, either through the Internet or Cellular data plans, is prohibited. Laptops and tablet computers are not allowed. Digital cameras are fine, as are many music players. Keep in mind, however, there are a number of music players, like the iPod Touch, and smartwatches that have Wi-Fi capability and can connect to the Internet - this type of device is not permitted. We encourage students to bring traditional watches with them to keep time.