Frequently Asked Questions




How soon do I need to register for a camp?

Different camps have different deadlines, depending on the camp date. Early registration is appreciated and ensures availability of space and timeliness of information.

Is the non-refundable camp deposit a part of the camp fee?

Yes. Whatever amount is paid as a deposit is deducted from the total camp fee.

If I pay only the deposit now, when is the balance due?

The camp balance is due 10 days prior to the start of camp. MasterCard and Visa are accepted via secure online payment system only.  Cash and checks made out to UW-Whitewater can be delivered to Continuing Education Services, 800 W. Main Street, Roseman 2005, Whitewater WI 53190.

Does the Camp Health History Questionnaire require a physical examination?

Each camper complete a healthEcamper online health form after they register for camp. 

When will I get specific camp information and schedules?

Precamp mailings will be available on each camp website 3 weeks prior to the camp start date. 




Can we bring snacks?

Yes. Meals are included in the camp fee but snacks are permitted between meals. Residence Halls and campus buildings have vending machines. The University Bookstore has convenience items.

Can we bring coolers? Is there a place to purchase ice?

Yes, coolers are permitted. Ice may be purchased in the dining center. There are no refrigerators in the residence hall rooms.

How much spending money should we bring?

Room and board costs are included in the camp fees. Various camps sell athletic apparel or other merchandise, offer trips to the University Bookstore and allow nightly pizza deliveries. If campers wish to participate in these activities, additional funds are needed.

If campers bring a vehicle, are they allowed to use it during the camp?

No. Campers bringing vehicles must turn their keys in at registration and retrieve them at check-out.




Where is the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater located?

UW-Whitewater address is, 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190. A good directional map can be found online here: Maps/Direction. In addition, each registered camper receives a campus map and directions as part of the final mailing.

When do I find out check-in and check-out times?

This information will be on the precamp website, available on each camp specific website, three weeks prior to the camp start date.

What do I do and where do I go if I can't check in during the designated check-in time?

Campers who cannot meet the time frame of regular check-in, must notify the camp office in advance at Late arrivals should report to the designated check-in place where there will be written notification of where to report. This procedure varies from camp-to-camp but instructions for individual camps are posted at the original check-in site.




Are the residence halls air conditioned?

No. Campers are advised to bring fans.

How many people can sleep in the same room?

Camp health and safety regulations allow for only two persons per room, each in a single bed.

How do I get assigned a roommate?

Most camps provide space on the application for you to list a roommate preference. Roommate requests are honored unless multiple persons request the same roommate. In that case, campers are placed next door to each other or across the hall from each other. If no roommate request is made, campers are assigned to an age and gender-appropriate roommate. Every effort is made to ensure that campers are not housed alone. However, "no-shows" and uneven numbers do occur from time to time.

Are we allowed in residence halls other than the one assigned to our camp?

No. Entering a residence hall other than the one assigned to your camp is grounds for non-refundable dismissal from the camp.

Are pay phones available in the residence halls or do the rooms have phones?

There are pay phones in various campus facilities (Pre-paid phone cards encouraged). Cell phones are recommended.




How are the camps supervised?

Campers are supervised by adult camp staff, most of whom also reside in the residence halls. A camper/staff ratio of 10:1 is mandatory.

Do the campers have "free" time and what do they do during their free time?

Most camps have organized activities during non-instructional periods. Free time is supervised by camp staff members.

Are campers allowed off campus?

No. Campers are not allowed off campus except under the supervision and permission of a camp staff member. Any request to leave campus must be in writing from the camper's parent and given approval by the camp director.

Are parents allowed to observe camp activities?

Parents are always welcome to watch their child participate in camp activities.