General Questions

Lunch/Meal Plan: Must I purchase a meal plan at the time I register for a camp or can I add a meal plan later?

We highly recommend purchasing the meal plan at the same time as your camp registration as it makes it easier for tracking purposes (for both the parent and our staff), however there is an option to add a meal plan later on for any of the camp weeks, up until two weeks (14 days) before a camp begins.

If you choose to add a meal plan after your registration is finalized, simply call (704) 687-8900 or email us at ce-info@uncc.edu for assistance. Please note that meal plan purchases cannot be added less than two weeks before a camp because we must submit our final counts to Event Services and Reservations by that time and are charged overage fees beyond that number.

Lunch/Meal Plan: My camper would like to purchase his/her lunch from Wendy’s/Bojangles. Why are daily cash purchases not permitted?

UNC Charlotte retail dining locations and hours are very limited during Summer Semester and because of that, the number of college students, freshman orientation families, other camp programs lining up at retail dining areas is extremely high. Lines are very long to order and wait times for each person to get their food can be very long (up to 30 minutes). UNC Charlotte has specific supervision requirements of minors on campus that requires our staff to supervise campers at all times and unfortunately supervising our campers waiting in line while also providing supervision to the campers eating in the dining area is not possible.

In past years we have also run into issues with campers forgetting their lunch money; not having enough lunch money for what they ordered; needing assistance with their order; and other issues that come with allowing individual cash purchases. The weekly meal plan is significantly more affordable (and tax free) when compared with the prices at any retail location so we do ask that parents choose between that option or packing for the week

Camp Resources for Registered Campers

Accessing Your Campers Online Resources

Access Online Resources

To access online materials for your camps, login to your UNC Charlotte Students Account (the account you used to register for camps on our website). If you completed your enrollment over the phone, an account has been established for you.

Your current camp(s) will be displayed on the Student Home page. Your online resources will be listed under the camp title. Materials will be available to you 8 days before the start of your camp.

When accessing online materials it is best to use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer has been known to cause issues when accessing materials.

Forgotten Login Credentials

If you have forgotten your login credentials or did not receive them via email, click the Forgot User ID and/or Forgot Password links on the login screen. Once you have logged in, click on the Student Home Page link and at the top of your screen, you will see the courses in which you are registered as well as any announcements and upcoming events.

Camp Registration and Payment

How do I register for camps?

Explore our camp offerings and schedules at Camps. You will see a link to a registration page for your camp(s) of choice. If you have not registered for camps with us before, get a head start by creating a profile for each child. Establishing your account early will save you time during registration when camps fill quickly. After creating an online profile for your camper, you may register either online by adding each camp of interest to your shopping cart or call our Registration Center at 704‑687‑8900.

Camp registrations are made on a first-come, first–serve basis and no exceptions will be made. If a camp is full, a waiting list is created and spots will continue to be filled based on registration date from the wait list. No exceptions are made including for siblings of currently registered campers. This is to ensure a fair and equitable registration process for all campers and parents. Be sure to register early to ensure a spot in your camp(s) of choice.


Is there a payment plan available? What if I cannot pay the remaining balance by the deadline?

Yes, for your convenience, we offer a non-refundable deposit of $100 towards each full day camp and a non-refundable deposit of $75 towards each half day camp to which you register a camper. You can pay in any increments you wish along the way, however the remaining balance for each camp MUST be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. Registrants will be reminded before the deadline passes.

If payment is not received, the camper will be withdrawn from the camp. If the camp is not yet full, the registrant may choose to re-register the camper if a space is still available and make the payment in full at that time, however if a wait list was in place, the spot will be filled immediately.

What are camp fees for Summer 2017

All camps are day camps (no overnight) and run Monday-Friday

$250 for full day camps taught by Camps on Campus instructors
  • Instructional time from 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Extended supervised hours available from 7:30am - 8:45am and 4:00pm - 5:30pm
$175 for half day camps taught by partner Playwell TEKnologies
  • Instructional time from 9:00am-12:00pm (Grades 1-2) and 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Grades 3-6)
  • No extended supervised hours available. Campers must be checked in and out in the classroom.
$395 for full day camps taught by Youth Digital instructors
  • Instructional time from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Extended supervised hours available from 7:30am - 8:45am and 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Visit Registration and Fees for more information on payment deadlines and policies

Camp Safety

Do you have policies regarding camper conduct?

We have a formal policy on good character expectations, anti-bullying, and fostering an inclusive camp environment. This will be largely based on the American Camp Association’s standards. These policies are posted to our website but will also be taught and enforced by our Camp Counselors and Instructors Bullying.

My child has an allergy/medical issue; will that be documented?

At the time you register your camper, all medical and allergy information will be collected. A detailed spreadsheet is maintained of each enrolled camper each week and that information is distributed to the corresponding camp counselor, instructor, and camp staff interacting with that camp. All camp counselors will be trained by Student Health Services on allergies and related medication.

If accommodations are needed for a camper with disabilities, documentation of the disability should be provided and accommodation requested at least two weeks before the start of camp.

Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be made available upon request for persons with disabilities. Accommodation requests must be specifically relayed at least two weeks prior to the start of the camp. You must notify both the Office of Continuing Education and the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services with accommodation requests.

Continuing Education Contact: The Registration Center
Email: ceregistration@uncc.edu
Phone: 704‑687‑8900

Disability Services Contact: Kristin Kolin
Email: kjkolin@uncc.edu
Phone: 704‑687‑3136

When calling the Office of Disability Services, please indicate the Continuing Education Summer Camp your son or daughter is taking.

Will my child/camper be safe while participating in Camps on Campus?

The safety of our campers is our #1 priority during the Camps on Campus program. All camp instructors, counselors, and staff are put through a mandatory criminal background check before being hired. Campers are supervised at all times by at least two camp counselors at all times (and a lead instructor while in the classroom) all of whom are over the age of 18 and have completed training including training on new policies regarding supervision of minors on campus, training by Student Health Services on common medical issues, basic first aid, food allergens, and Epipen administration, training by Risk Management & Insurance on child abuse and abuse reporting procedures, and training by College of Education graduate students on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

All camp counselors will carry a portable first-aid kit, a two-way radio is kept in each classroom, and counselors utilize a campus police and public safety app on their mobile device.  You can learn more about our camp staff, including counselors and instructors on our website once hiring is complete.

UNC Charlotte also has a state authorized police department that provides a full array of police and security services for the campus community exclusively. You can learn more about the UNC Charlotte Police Department at Police. Parents are encouraged to sign up for text message notification to receive emergency alerts if any arise UNC Charlotte Alerts.


Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

I would like to be a Counselor-in-Training. What are my next steps?

Experienced campers age 13-17 and past counselors or CITs who do not meet the new minimum counselor requirements are encouraged to complete a  Counselor-in-Training (CIT) application.

I would like to teach a camp or be a camp counselor, how do I apply?

Camp counselors must be at least 18 years of age according to new policies set forth by the university for supervision of minors on campus. In addition, we require that counselors are enrolled college students with significant leadership experience and experience working with children and youth. Any vacancies will be posted through UNC Charlotte Human Resources

Camp Program Topics

I am interested in athletic camps, does UNC Charlotte offer those?

Available athletic camps are currently offered through the Athletic Department. Information can be found at http://www.charlotte49ers.com.

I am interested in computer science/IT camps for my campers. Where are those?

We are proud to partner with our College of Engineering on several Robotics and Minecraft camps. In addition we partner with Youth Digital to  offer select technology camps. We continue to contact faculty in our College of Engineering and Computing and Informatics each year to encourage sponsorship of instructors and lab space for more technology camps in the future.

What academic topics are covered in your camps?

Some of our camps, such as Robotics and Electronics, focus on a specific academic discipline. The majority of our camps however are designed as integrated and cross-disciplinary. Our Camp Instructors, particularly for Cool School and 49er Minors are experienced K-12 licensed teachers who are skilled at integrating language arts, math, science, social studies, and other disciplines into their lessons and Camps on Campus gives them the creative freedom to adapt those lessons into hands-on, interactive activities. Our instructors are also experienced in adapting the curriculum to a wide range of grade levels and skill and ability levels. Our advanced campers will be challenged and our novice campers will get the support they need.

To best serve both new and returning campers, we try to maintain a mix of repeated camp topics AND brand new topics for our campers and their families to explore. 

Will Motorsports camps be offered?

The Motorsports Engineering department no longer hosts a motorsports camp program. We welcome parents to check back with us in future summers or with the Motorsports Engineering department.