General Questions

  • This is a significantly lower price than the average amount spent by campers at our retail food courts and eliminates the hassle of sending cash with your child each day.
  • If purchasing a weekly meal plan, you must select the option at the time of camp registration.
  • Once a meal plan is purchased cannot be refunded.
  • Crown Commons offers an array of options including a salad bar, home-style meal buffet, pizza, and grill as well as a soft-serve ice cream station!
  • View a Sample Menu of what Crown Commons offers!

Meal Plan Benefits:

  • A flat, tax-free price for the Crown Commons dining room that averages to only $7.15/day!
  • Unlimited food and variety--Crown Commons boasts four different buffet areas including homestyle meals, soup, sandwich, and salad buffet, pizza, desserts and more
  • The convenience of not having to pack a lunch or money each day

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.

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 that option or packing for the week

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

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. 

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.

Preparing for Camp

Certain camp documents are located in your camper’s online profile to enhance security and privacy. These include:

  • Camp agenda/activities/classroom locations
  • Dash placard (print for camper pick-up)
  • Maps to classrooms and parking
  • Instructor’s Blog
  • Photos from the classroom throughout the week
  • And more!

To access the online documents before camp begins, log-in to your camper’s account and click on “Online Resources” underneath the camp name.

Camps on Campus is a mobile program meaning the staff directly supervising campers typically are not in an office during the day with a landline phone. Additionally, cell service on campus is not always reliable in all campus locations. All counselors and professional staff are equipped with 2-way radios with constant connection to our main office.

For that reason, the best way to reach camp staff is through our Registration/Customer Service office in Extended Academic Programs. Those staff members are equipped with 2-way radios that immediately reach all camp staff or individual camp staff on main campus.

Phone: (704) 687-8900
Email: SummerCamps@uncc.edu (multiple people monitor this email account)

Lunch for full day camps will be held in the Student Union unless a camp is off-site on a field trip. Conferences, Reservations, and Event Services will specify our exact lunch time, but it will be around 11:30am-12:30pm for elementary school camps and 12:00pm-1:00pm for middle grades and high school camps. Check your camper’s agenda in their Online Resources for exact times.

If you purchased a meal plan with your weekly camp registration, your camper will receive a lunch ticket or bracelet from their counselor prior to departing from the classroom for lunch.  Campers who choose to bring a lunch should have a labeled lunch bag and their lunch should contain no nut products.

Campers with meal plans will be accompanied by a counselor to the 2nd floor Crown Commons dining hall in the Student Union to redeem their lunch tickets; campers who brought their lunch will be accompanied by a counselor to the 1st floor retail dining area of the Student Union. All campers in a camp will join together as a group when finished with lunch before walking back to the classroom.

If your camper has a scheduled field trip in which the camp will not have time to eat prior to departure or upon returning to campus, parents who have purchased a weekly meal plan will receive a menu in advance with multiple selections and a boxed lunch and drink will be provided to your camper.

We encourage parents to pack 1-2 snacks with their camper (no nut products). All classroom buildings also have vending machines and counselors will escort those with snack money to the vending machines in the morning and afternoon.

All medications and conditions affecting the camper (either medical or learning-based) should be documented so that we can provide the best experience for each camper. 

All medicines must remain with the camper at all times. Throughout the day, the camper may be with one counselor or another and we want to ensure that no matter which adult is accompanying the camper, that they have access to the medicine.  All adults assigned to a particular camp have documentation and instructions provided by the family.

If you have updates for the camper’s profile, please call (704) 687-8900 to have that updated prior to camp.

  • Go over the Niner Character Promise with your camper and be sure they know expectations and consequences.
  • Be on time for drop-off and pick-up.
  • Communicate camp information with other designated adults/family members.
  • Be accessible by phone (incoming #s from camp staff may vary).
  • Communicate the needs of your camper on the camp application (call 704-687-8900 or email CERegistration@uncc.edu with updates).
  • Label all belongings and leave valuables not needed for camp at home.
  • Be sure camper is registered under CAMPER name; not parent name. If you registered online, some parents list their own name on the profile and that is the name that will appear on our roster. Contact us prior to camp if you are unsure.
  • Remember to pay remaining balances at least two weeks (14 days) prior to each camp to retain your registration. No exceptions can be made.
  • Check your Online Resources prior to each camp
  • View Registered Camper Information for additional resources.
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Athletic Shoes or sandals with backs
  • Refillable water bottle (with name)
  • Snacks (no nuts) or cash for vending
  • Lunch bag (with name if your camper is bringing their lunch)
  • Backpack/bag
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Change of clothes (for younger campers)
  • Medications/EpiPen if applicable (remains with camper)
  • Positive Attitude 

Camper Drop Off and Pick Up Information

Address: Belk Hall 8938 CAMERON BV, Charlotte NC 28223

 

Road closure: Mary Alexander Road

Due to construction Mary Alexander will be closed to through traffic. Please use the Road Detour Directions to access Belk Hall.

Learn more about the Closure


Drop-off Hours: (7:30am-8:40am)

  • Pull in to the south entrance of the Belk Hall driveway.
  • There will be camp staff opening doors for campers. If you would like to park momentarily to escort your camper to check-in table, please pull up to the left of the driveway.
  • Staff will check-in camper and provide a name-tag with their camp name.
  • Campers will be in Belk courtyard with counselors until 8:40am with activity stations of their choice.
  • At 8:40am—counselors will circle up with their campers for introductions and camp expectations.
  • At 8:45am—counselors depart on foot to their classrooms (vans will drive campers if raining).

If Arriving Late (after 8:45am)

  • Continue to visitor parking deck nearest your classroom building (Union Deck for most camps; CRI Deck for Robotics/Minecraft).
  • Park and escort camper to their classroom and check-in with their counselor.
  • Parking fee of $1 begins after 15 minutes but classrooms are typically close enough to avoid charges.

Pick-up Hours: (4:15pm-5:30pm)

  • Please do not arrive earlier than 4:15pm as it creates a back-up of traffic. Once all campers are back at 4:15pm we can begin loading them into their vehicles quickly, but before that time a bottle-neck is created. We recommend arriving 10 minutes after all campers are back (4:25pm), and there will most likely be no line by that time.
  • Have your dash placard printed and displayed on your dash with your child/children’s names legibly written in large letters to assist our camp staff in calling out the names on our 2-way radios.

If Picking Up Early (before 4:00pm)

  • Email SummerCamps@uncc.edu immediately upon learning your plans to pick-up early from camp so that we have as much notice as possible to let camp staff know and to follow-up with you if there is any uncertainty as to the location of your camper during your planned arrival.
  • If you forgot to notify us, you should still be able to locate your camper with their camp agenda (which includes location) and campus map (both in your online resources), but notification is best.
  • Park at visitor parking deck nearest their location (use map) and check camper out in the classroom with their counselor.
  • Bring your dash placard as the quickest form of secure check-out. You will be asked for identification if you forget your dash placard.

If Arriving Late (after 8:45am)

  • Continue to visitor parking deck nearest your classroom building (Union Deck for most camps; CRI Deck for Robotics/Minecraft).
  • Park and escort camper to their classroom and check-in with their counselor.
  • Parking fee of $1 begins after 15 minutes but classrooms are typically close enough to avoid charges.

If Picking Up Early (before 4:00pm)

  • Email SummerCamps@uncc.edu immediately upon learning your plans to pick-up early from camp so that we have as much notice as possible to let camp staff know and to follow-up with you if there is any uncertainty as to the location of your camper during your planned arrival.  
  • If you forgot to notify us, you should still be able to locate your camper with their camp agenda (which includes location) and campus map (both in your online resources), but notification is best.
  • Park at visitor parking deck nearest their location (use map) and check camper out in the classroom with their counselor.
  • Bring your dash placard as the quickest form of secure check-out. You will be asked for identification if you forget your dash placard.

Each camp officially begins at 9:00am and runs through 4:00pm each day. Outside of those hours, we do offer supervised extended hours from 7:30am-8:45am and 4:15pm-5:30pm at Belk Hall. Prior to each camp week, you will receive information on classroom locations along with a map of designated visitor parking areas. Please note that visitor parking decks do require payment upon exit (cash and credit/debit cards are accepted).  

Teen drivers are welcome to check-in prior to 9:00am at Belk Hall and join the other high school participants in our teen lounge or they can check-in with their counselor in the classroom at 9:00am. UNC Charlotte Minors on Campus policy prohibits adult staff from being alone with a minor in the classroom so if your student arrives to the classroom before other participants, they may wait in the hallway.

After checking in with the Camps on Campus staff, all minors, including our high school participants, must abide by UNC Charlotte and Campus on Campus policies until they are checked out by their parent or after they complete self check-out if they drove to campus. At the time that they check out with program staff, they are no longer under our program supervision.

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
Emailceregistration@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-8900

Disability Services Contact: Kristin Kolin
Emailkjkolin@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-3136

When calling the Office of Disability Services, please indicate the continuing education course you are taking.

For evacuation information, please visit the Disabilities Services website.
UNC Charlotte "Camps on Campus" is committed to offering a safe educational environment for all campers, including campers with food allergies. Food allergies can be life threatening. Please refrain from your camper bringing anything with nuts or containing nut-derived ingredients. This includes the purchase, during camps, of any items containing nuts.

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Respect the property of the university buildings as well as other people's property
  4. 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:

  • Teasing
  • Exclusion
  • Bullying
  • Rumoring
  • 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.

  1. Camp staff currently supervising will immediately pull the camper(s) aside and privately collect information on the situation.
  2. The Program Director and Assistant Director will be notified of the situation
  3. The situation will be documented on record by the Program Director
  4. 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 camper’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.
One of our top priorities at Camps on Campus is safety and that includes preventing communicable illnesses between campers. If your camper has a communicable illness, please keep them home for the day. If a camper is dropped off at camp and a communicable illness is suspected (symptoms may include a fever, pink eye, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.), you will be notified to pick up your camper immediately. Camps on Campus adheres to North Carolina state recommendations for childcare facilities that parents (or other authorized adults) must pick up their sick camper within 30 minutes of notification. 
Camp deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and will hold your child's space in the camp until 14 days before the start of the camp when the balance is due. If the remaining balance is not paid in full by the invoice deadline, your child's seat in the camp will be cancelled and offered to another camper on the waiting list.

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

Deposits

Camp deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and will hold your child's space in the camp until 14 days before the start of the camp when the balance is due. If the remaining balance is not paid in full by the invoice deadline, your child's seat in the camp will be cancelled and offered to another camper on the waiting list.

In order to be fair to all our valued campers and parents, no exceptions can be made to this policy.

Refunds/Cancellations

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Registration Options:

  • 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.

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Camps on Campus Disclaimers

Please Note: Niner Academy and many 49er Minor camps are considered college-preparatory and/or career readiness camp programs for teens. Often through guest speakers, during field trips, and through class and peer-driven discussion, we may discuss societal and social issues. Campers' opinions and perspectives may differ from those of their peers and/or guest speakers; we encourage open discussion during camp. We seek to establish a camp environment where all voices are heard and opinions are respected.