FAQs

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.

In the past, exceptions were made to registration and payment deadlines for siblings of campers. Why has this changed?

We are very empathetic to the many variables that may make full payment of the camp registration difficult or situations that may arise in which a parent may need to register a sibling of a currently enrolled camper after a camp has filled. We have found however, that when exceptions are made, other parents and campers often suffer the consequences as their camper who is on the waiting list loses his/her potential spot even though they registered first. Going forward, therefore there will be no priority registration for siblings of enrolled campers.

Similarly, with prior exceptions made to individuals for non-payment by the payment deadline, a precedent was being set in which there was no fair way to make an exception for one parent and not another.

We have decided therefore to be proactive in informing parents that due to the demand of our summer camps, all registrants are encouraged to register all campers in their family at the same time and complete those registrations early in the registration period and have their balances paid in full at least two weeks prior to the camp to avoid withdrawal of their camper.

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 2015?

  • $230/week for all full day camps. Everyone may now take advantage of extended day hours for no additional charge! Non-refundable deposit option available for $100 to hold your child’s seat in the camp with the remaining balance due no later than 2 weeks prior to each camp’s start date.
  • $150/week for half day camps. Non-refundable deposit option available for $75 to hold your child’s seat in the camp with the remaining balance due no later than 2 weeks prior to each camp’s start date.
  • 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. In addition we invite you to consider our “Super Heroes: Characters with Character” camp for Cool School grade levels that will further reinforce topics such as self-esteem, inclusion, assertiveness, anti-bullying prevention, and overall good character.

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 1-2 camp counselors, 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 issues such as food allergies/EpiPen injections, etc. All camp counselors will carry a portable first-aid kit and a cell phone to communicate with camp administrators and 9-1-1 if necessary. 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. Resumes/applications are being accepted for camp counselor positions 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 looking forward to offering more computer science camps in future summers. For 2014, the necessary labs for such camps as gaming, etc. were undergoing renovation and there was also a shortage of faculty or graduate assistants who would be available to teach these camps. Check back with us for 2015!

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. 

Where can I find Math CAMMP

Math CAMMP is run through a separate department on campus. Learn more at http://www.cammp.com/

Will Motorsports camps be offered?

The Motorsports Engineering department will not be hosting a motorsports camp in Summer 2014. We welcome parents to check back with us in future summers or with the Motorsports Engineering department.