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Michigan Camps Frequently Asked Questions
The information below is provided for your reference. The University of Michigan camps and clinics are held and managed by the individual coaches. Please direct all questions to the individuals listed on the respective camp pages.
General Registration Questions
Coming to Camp
Parking and Transportation
Cancellations and Refunds
GENERAL REGISTRATION QUESTIONS
How do I register a camper?
Camp registration varies from camp to camp but most camps offer online registration. When you go to the camp's web page, click on the "Online Registration" link next to the specific camp that you are interested in registering for. Please note, there are additional fees for registering online (also called "convenience fees") and the fees vary by online service provider.
Most camps also offer the option to register by mail using the registration form posted on each camp's web page. Click on the "Camp Brochure" link to download the form and send this with your payment to the address provided on the form. Please note, this option is not available for all camps.
Are camps open to boys and girls of all ages?
Ages/grades and other enrollment requirements vary camp to camp. You may refer to each camp's web page for details. Please be aware that due to NCAA recruiting rules, our camps generally are not permitted to make exceptions to the stated camp eligibility requirements.
Do I have to pay the full camp fee at the time of registration?
All camps require a payment at the time of registration; however, a few camps may require only a deposit. Please refer to each camp's web page for details.
When do you stop accepting registrations for camps?
Registration is generally open until a camp fills, and all camp registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.
What's the difference between "resident" and "commuter"?
Many of our summer camps offer two enrollment options for campers - resident and commuter. Resident campers (also called "overnight campers") stay on campus in the dorms at night, whereas commuter campers (also called "day campers") "commute" between campus and their home (or where they are staying) each day.
The resident camper registration fee includes room and board. Unless stated on the camp's web page, the commuter registration fee does not include meals. Please refer to each camp's web page for details about what is included in the registration fees.
All camps that occur during the academic year will have the commuter/day camp option only.
Do camps offer any discounts on the registration fees?
Some camps do offer discounts, such as for groups, UM employees, sibling discounts, multi-camp discounts, etc. You may check the camp brochure for discount information or contact the Camp Director with any questions.
Are any scholarships or financial aid offered for the camp registration fee?
NCAA recruiting rules prohibit us from offering scholarships or other financial aid to campers.
Can I hold a spot in camp for my child and then complete the registration later?
No, in order to reserve a spot in camp, a registration and the required payment must be submitted.
Does Michigan have camps at any locations other than the main campus?
With the exception of Rowing, all University of Michigan camps are held on campus in Ann Arbor.
FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPERS
What dorm will campers be staying in?
Most camps are housed in West Quadrangle or Bursley Hall; however there may be an instance that due to capacity another dormitory is used in order to accommodate all camps. Most residence halls are not air-conditioned; campers are strongly encouraged to bring a fan.
Are campers supervised at all times?
Campers are supervised at all times unless they are in their dorm rooms. At that time, camp counselors will be nearby but not watching the campers directly.
COMING TO CAMP
When and where do I drop off my camper on the first day? After the first day?
The drop-off and pick-up instructions, schedule, and locations will be provided by the camp in which you are attending.
What should I do if I am running late for, or will miss, the camp's check-in?
Please call the Camp Director to notify them of when you believe you will be arriving on campus. We will provide you specific instructions for where to go.
Does my camper need to bring spending money?
While all meals are provided during camp for overnight campers, many campers like to buy snacks or have money for other activities the camp may have planned. Several camps also offer camp apparel for sale that campers may wish to purchase.
Is a first responder available for the campers?
Yes, at least one first responder is present at all times for every camp.
May I modify the Parent Consent form before submitting it at check-in?
No, we are not permitted to accept modified versions of the Parent Consent Form.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
Where can we park during camp?
Since camps take place at various facilities it is best to follow directions provided by the camp you are attending on the best parking locations. Please note that many of the University lots require a parking pass, hours of parking enforcement for University lots are posted at the entrance of every lot and structure.
Do you provide transportation between the airport/train and campus?
A few summer camps offer transportation to and from campus, however, most do not provide this service. Please refer to the camp's web page for complete information about the availability of such transportation and any associated fees.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
What is your refund policy?
Each camp establishes its own refund policy. Please refer to each camp's brochure or web page for the required notice for cancellations and any administrative fees.
Do Michigan coaches use their camps to recruit?
NCAA rules prohibit recruitment at our camps, although our camps do offer campers an opportunity to work closely with Michigan and other collegiate and high school coaches.
Can I contact the coaches directly?
Coaches must follow NCAA recruiting rules that establish when coaches may and may not have contact with a prospective student-athlete (anyone who has begun 9th grade, 7th grade for basketball). Therefore, even if you call a coach and leave a voicemail, the coach may not be permitted to respond. However, you may contact a coach by email.