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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 21 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 Health Forms require a physical examination or immunizations?

No, each registrant will only need to complete the health questions in their online registration. 

When will I get specific camp information and schedules?

Precamp information will be available on the event camp website three weeks prior to the camp start date.  Precamp information will be listed under "Before You Arrive" section of each event website. 

I received a camp award from UW-Whitewater last year, how do I register?

Registrants who received an award from camp last year will need to register and pay the deposit only, if award was a partial discount. Indicate on the registration in the Special Needs/Comments section the amount of the award won.  We will compare our awards list to verify and send you an updated confirmation email.  Questions or received a full camp award?  Please call Continuing Education Services at  262-472-3165 or email

I will be receiving a scholarship from an organization, how do I register?

Registrants that will receive a partial scholarship will need to register and pay only the deposit.  Indicate on the registration in the Special Needs/Comments section the amount of the scholarship and name of the organization who is sponsoring.

Registrants receiving a full scholarship will need to contact Continuing Edcuation Services office at 262-472-3165 or email with registrant's details.

Please ensure the organization lists the registrant name and desired camp in the memo line of the check.

Your account will show a balance due until the full payment is received. Any remaining balance remains the participant’s responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.





Can we bring snacks?

Yes. Meals are included in most summer events 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 residence hall rooms, except Starin Hall.  

How much spending money should we bring?

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




Where is the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater located?

UW-Whitewater's 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 available on each event-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?

Registrants 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 event to event, but instructions for individual events are posted at the original check-in site.




Are the residence halls air conditioned?

No. With the exception of Starin Hall.  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.  Starin Hall will allow four.

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 when possible, 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.  Each camp will have a phone number listed in the pre-camp information packet.  You will be able to call this number if you have questions for your child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.




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 camp staff go through background checks?

Yes. All of our UW-Whitewater employees and camp staff have undergone a background check before being hired.

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 guardians allowed to observe camp activities?

Guardians are always welcome to watch their child participate in camp activities.  Introduce yourself to camp staff, provide proof of identification and let them know who your child is.  The camp director will verify guardianship with emergency contact number provided.  For security reasons only guardians are allowed to be in facilities not announced as a public performance.