Camps on Campus Information & Policies
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 program.
You must notify both the Office of Continuing Education and the UNC Charlotte Office of Disability Services with accommodation requests and notify them of your status as a Continuing Education student.Continuing Education Contact: The Registration Center
Disability Services Contact: Kristin Kolin
When calling the Office of Disability Services, please indicate the continuing education course you are taking.
Niner Character Promise
Camps on Campus seeks to foster an inclusive, positive, learning and social environment for our campers. Through our new Niner Character Promise, and with the help of our camp families, we seek to educate our campers prior to their camp experience about the expectations we have regarding camper conduct and attitude while participating in Camps on Campus programs.
During the registration process, we will ask that families registering confirm that they will review the following Niner Character Promise with their camper prior to camp. We will also utilize and refer to the Promise during staff training and throughout the camps.
As a Camps on Campus Participant, I promise to:
- Treat my fellow campers and staff with kindness, respect, and cooperation in my words and actions at all times and NOT use bullying words or behavior or disrupt the camp experience of others (review all information on bullying and related consequences below).
- Seek help from camp counselors, instructors, or staff in resolving conflict especially if it is something I do not feel I can resolve on my own.
- Respect the property of the university buildings as well as other people's property
- Notify my camp counselor, instructor, or staff immediately if I witness a violation of this Niner Character Promise.
Bullying vs. Teasing --from the American Camp Association
What are examples of unacceptable social cruelty at Camps on Campus:
- Ganging Up
Is teasing ever acceptable?
We recognize that when working with young people. Teasing does not always equal bullying. Teasing may be acceptable when these elements are all present:
- Everyone gets an equal share of the teasing within the group (one person is not being ganged up on)
- People are not making fun of someone's disability, ethnicity, faith, or other characteristics beyond the person's control
- It is not repeated over and over again
- It is not meant to physically or emotionally harm in any way
- If you ask the person to stop the teasing, they will immediately
- The teasing comes from someone you are close to (close friend, family member)
How are violations of the Niner Character Promise handled?
The following procedures will be followed if a camper is observed or reported for breaking the Promise.
- Camp staff currently supervising will immediately pull the camper(s) aside and privately collect information on the situation.
- The Program Director and Assistant Director will be notified of the situation
- The situation will be documented on record by the Program Director
- Circumstances will be evaluated by camp staff including level of severity, ages of campers, and other variables to determine next course of action, including:
- Parent/family member will be notified that day. Notification will take place immediately via phone call for situations deemed severe or impacting safety of fellow campers and parent may be asked to pick up their camper immediately. Staff may choose to notify parent or guardian at camper pick-up for lesser violations such as not listening to instructor or unwanted isolated teasing that is not deemed bullying. Additionally, documentation of the incident will be given to parent and a follow-up email sent by Program Director or Assistant Director.
- Severe violations which may include, but are not limited to, physically harming or intending to harm another camper, intentionally damaging or stealing university property or another camperâ€™s property, hate speech, will result in immediate dismissal from the Camps on Campus program for the remainder of the summer. In-camp suspension or 1-2 day off-camp suspensions may also be considered depending on various factors, particularly the age and developmental level of the camper. A refund will not be given during the camp week of a dismissal but a refund will be issued for any future weeks the camper was enrolled.
- In situations where it is deemed the violation is less severe, or the camper's ages may dictate a teachable moment, a notification will be given to the camper and parent/family member that a violation of the Niner Character Promise has been made. Staff will work with the camper, parent/family members, to assess interventions that may help. Future violations after that time may result in immediate dismissal from the Camps on Campus program for the remainder of the summer.
Payment Policies and Deadlines
In order to be fair to all our valued campers and parents, no exceptions can be made to this policy.
Payment refunds (except for the non-refundable deposit) will be made up to 14 days before the start of a camp for cancellations. After that time , no refunds can be made. When camps are full, we can put you on a waiting list. We occasionally have drops, so sometimes a space opens up in a "full" camp. Please be sure we have your current email address, so you will receive updates from us
2018 Camp Prices:
- $250/week for All Full Day Camps on Campus camps. $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit which will be put towards the registration fee.
- $395/week for Youth Digital partner camps. Along with a weeklong camp experience, campers retain access through December 31, 2018 to their online course which includes 24/7 online support. $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit which will be put towards the registration fee.
- $995 for full day Flymore Academy Drone Engineering camp. This is a partnership with Flymore Academy and course price includes materials to build the drone and campers will take their drone home.
2018 All Camps:
- Instructional time from 9:00am-4:00pm
- Extended supervised hours available from 7:30am - 8:45am and 4:00pm - 5:30pm
In order to be fair to all our valued campers and parents, no exceptions can be made to this policy.
Payment refunds (except for the non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will be made up to 14 days before the start of a camp for cancellations. After that time , no refunds can be made. When camps are full, we can put you on a waiting list. We occasionally have drops, so sometimes a space opens up in a "full" camp. Please be sure we have your current email address, so you will receive updates from us.
Meal Plans Payments
Meal plans are optional but must be paid at the time of camp registration and are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Currently there are no designated scholarships or unit-based giving for Camps on Campus through the UNC Charlotte Foundation, however, this is something we are exploring for the future. Several community-based organizations in the Charlotte area including Communities in Schools and the Bruce Irons Foundation have sponsored individual campers in past years.
Our deposit option does allow parents to pay for camp registration in installments. Balances are not due until two weeks prior to each camp week.
Don't miss your opportunity to register before seats begin to fill for your camp of choice.
- Online Registration will open to the public January 30, 2018
Save Time - Fill out Camper Safety and Medical Profile in Advance!
- You can get a head start on your camper's registration by creating a camper online profile AND completing their emergency and medical information profile prior to registration. If you already created an account for your child in past years, you can re-use the same account this year.
- When you create your camper's emergency and medical profile or if you call to register after January 30th, you will be asked to provide required information to help us keep your child safe and healthy during their camp experience.
- This information includes emergency parent/guardian contacts, health concerns, and food allergies if applicable, medical contact information, date of birth, and any special needs or tips our Camps on Campus staff should know in order to keep your child safe and provide an effective learning environment. Please be prepared to provide this information during the registration process, as we will be unable to register a child without this.
- Register online. This is the fastest, easiest registration option - no wait times and you can complete your camper online profile and emergency medical information prior to registration opening. Register by clicking on the green Add to Cart button on the camp page for the specific section date in which you wish to enroll.
- Register by phone by calling our Registration Center at 704-687-8900
- Register in person Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at UNC Charlotte Continuing Education, 320 E. 9th Street, 4th floor, Suite 421, Charlotte, NC 28202
University Policy - for security reasons we CAN NOT accept credit card/debit payments by fax, email or mail.
You can choose to pay the entire amount now or to pay just the non-refundable deposit now. Full payment for each camp is due 14 days before the camp starts.
Studies have shown the social development benefits that take place when campers "unplug" from technology during their camp experience.
Camps on Campus understands the need for some of our campers to carry a mobile device with them for safety and security purposes. While we do allow the use of mobile devices during specific times, we discourage campers from bringing any valuable including mobile devices. All our camp counselors have mobile phones and contact information of all parents and guardians and we can arrange for contact with your camper at any time.
If a camper does choose to bring a mobile device, we require that all campers adhere to the following technology guidelines as part of our Niner Character Promise.
- As with any valuable brought to camp, there is a risk assumed by the camper and their family of theft or damage to the device. In bringing a mobile device to camp, the camper and family assumes all liability.
- The mobile device may only be used by the camper during non-classroom hours/breaks such as lunch time and at drop-off/pick-up. If a camper needs to use their mobile device to contact a parent or for another emergency during classroom time, they must notify their camp counselor.
- If a camper is using a mobile device during classroom hours, the instructor or camp counselor has the authorization to hold the device until approved break times.