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UW-Green BaySummer Camps

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does UW-Green Bay offer any scholarships for camps?
  2. What is the mailing address, phone number and FAX number?
  3. Who do I make the check payable to?
  4. When is the registration form with payment due?
  5. What is a typical, daily schedule?
  6. What is the refund/cancellation policy?
  7. May I pay for my students music, incidentals, evening activities, etc. prior to the start of camp?
  8. How soon can I expect a refund?
  9. What about a roommate if my student resides on campus during the week?
  10. What about supervision of my student staying on campus?
  11. What time does my student need to be at camp on Sunday?
  12. What if my student cannot make the Sunday auditions?
  13. Where does my student stay on campus?
  14. What is a typical evening schedule?
  15. What is the mailing address for campers?
  16. What is number to leave a phone a message?
  17. What about my commuter student?
  18. How many classes does my student choose for Summer Art Studio for the week?
  19. Does my child need a physical to attend camp?
  20. Why are you asking for my four digit social security number?
  21. Commuter Drop-off and Pick-up Policy

 

1. Does UW-Green Bay offer any scholarships for camps?

The few scholarships UW-Green Bay awards, go to outstanding campers from the previous years camp. However, there are a few scholarships available through other sources:

Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

Full scholarships may be available to campers who qualify for the DPI Pre-College scholarship program. These scholarships are limited and financial need based. To qualify the camper must:

  1. Have at least a 2.5 GPA in core academic subjects (i.e., science, social studies, etc.)
  2. Be a resident of Wisconsin
  3. Be entering grade 6 through 12 in the upcoming fall
  4. Must qualify for free or reduced price lunches in the school system.
  5. Must apply using a (DPI Scholarship application, part 1) which involves obtaining appropriate signatures and grade transcripts. The application with original signatures must be returned for consideration. All materials should be sent to UW-Green Bay to know if UW-Green Bay has money available and for approval. UW-Green Bay will inform you as to whether or not all requirements have been fulfilled.
  6. Must complete the Financial Need Assessment Form (DPI scholarship form, part 2) and return it to UW-Green Bay(not Madison) along with your registration application.
  7. You may only receive a Wisconsin DPI scholarship three times state wide.
  8. For Art Camps only, please see the Arda Ishkhanian Scholarship listed under Scholarships.

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2. What is our mailing address, phone number and FAX number?

Camps and Conferences, CL 206
UW-Green Bay
Office of Outreach and Adult Access
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: 920-465-CAMP (2267) or 920-465-2775 for registration questions
FAX: 920-465-2643

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3. Who do I make the check payable to?

Please make the check payable to UW-Green Bay.

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4. When is the registration form with payment due?

The final payment should be in our office two weeks prior to the start of camp. This includes scholarships (with the exception of those listed above). If a scholarship will not be sent to us until after the camp has finished, we will gladly refund the money to you when we receive the scholarship. If you have an outstanding balance you will receive an email from the camps office with an embedded 'quick payment' link. Use this link to make a payment on your account.

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5. What is a typical, daily schedule?

Daily schedules are listed in each camper information letter. Generally, most camps begin at 8:30 a.m. with ending times between 3:40 p.m. for large music camps to 4:00 p.m. for others.

It is important that parents of commuters drop off and pick up their child at the start and end of the camp day.

Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp day begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m.  Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.
NOTE: Green Bay Transit operates to and from campus each day, with drop off locations at the Cofrin Library and the Studio Arts Building. The buses run :10 and :40 on the hour. Bus passes are $2 per day for students. For more information contact: http://www.greenbaymetro.org or call 920-448-3450.

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6. What is the refund/cancellation policy?

In the event a camper must cancel, the request for refund must be received in writing (e-mails accepted) in the Summer Camps Office no later than three weeks prior to the start of camp in order to receive a full refund. Requests received after that date will receive a full refund, less a non-refundable application fee of $100.00. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Please note: Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

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7. May I pay for my camper's music, incidentals, evening activities, etc. prior to the start of camp?

The only fees we will accept prior to the start of camp are those listed on our web pages or in our brochure for any applicable camp tuition or materials/lab fees. Any overpayments will be refunded. Please provide your child with a small amount of cash to camp to pay for camper evening activities. Most students bring $25-$30.

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8. How soon can I expect a refund?

If you've made an overpayment and you are paying by check or cash, a check will be requested through UW-Green Bay's Controllers Office. This process should only take about 10 business days. However, about a month or so before university classes begin and until a month or so into the semester, the process is delayed due to tuition billings and university students adding and withdrawing from classes. During these times, your refund may take up to four to six weeks. If paying by credit card, the refund can be done within 3 business days through our office.

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9. What about a roommate if my camper resides on campus during the week?

If a request for a roommate is made on the registration form or online, we make every attempt to honor that request. If more than one person requests the camper as a roommate, we will place the camper with whom he/she requests. We also attempt to put similar requests for roommates in adjacent rooms if three or more people are involved. Only two campers are allowed to a room. If a roommate is not requested, we will place the camper with someone of about the same age/grade.

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10. What about supervision of my camper staying on campus?

Highly trained counselors are on duty from 3:15 p.m. (before instructional classes are excused) until 8:30 a.m. (after instructional classes have begun). Counselors stay on campus overnight in assigned buildings and are responsible for campers. All evening activities are supervised.

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11. What time does my camper need to be at camp to check-in?

The time your camper needs to be here depends upon the camp. After check-in has been completed, an orientation meeting and auditions are scheduled. (Auditions are only required for the music camps. Auditions simply place campers into the proper performing groups and do not exclude anyone from the camp). Note: Please read your camper information letter for more information. Some camps require that commuters and/or residents register on Monday morning.

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12. What if my camper cannot make the Sunday auditions?

If campers cannot be here on Sunday, the general policy is he/she will be placed into whatever group has available room. In every case, they should send a letter to the attention of that particular camp director indicating his/her circumstances. Sometimes audition arrangements can be worked out (i.e., audition prior to the camp or early on Monday morning). The camp director coordinates these special arrangements. You may send an e-mail to summercamps@uwgb.edu, and we will forward it to the appropriate camp director.

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13. Where does my camper stay on campus?

Campers are assigned rooms by gender and age. Dorms are either all-girl or all-boy. The dorm rooms are two-person with a private bathroom. Fans are strongly encouraged since dorm rooms are not air-conditioned. Refrigerators are NOT available in the dorm rooms. If a health condition requires that medication be chilled or there are other circumstances involved, we will make arrangements to have a refrigerator available for your child. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. We will need a letter or e-mail from the parent requesting this service.

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14. What is a typical evening schedule?

4:00 p.m. - Mail Call
4:30-6:00 p.m. - Dinner
6:30-9:30 p.m. - Evening Activities
10:00 p.m. - Floor Meeting/Activity Sign-up
10:30 p.m. - Room Check
11:00 p.m. - Lights Out*

*For middle school camps, lights out occurs at 10:30 p.m.

Evening activities in previous years have included movies, trips to the mall, Bay Beach Amusement Park, and swimming. Campers will usually have a few options to pick from, with costs ranging from free to $6 per night.

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15. What is the mailing address for campers?

Campers Name
Summer Camps, CL 206
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Office of Outreach and Extension
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

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16. What number can I call to leave a message?

Day Hours:

For Resident Campers: Housing Office: (920) 465-2742

For Commuter Campers:
Athletic Camps: (920) 465-2145
All other camps: (920) 465-2775 or (920) 465-CAMP (2267)

Evening Hours:

Housing Office (920) 465-2742

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17. What about my commuter camper?

Commuters must provide their own daily transportation and must be in class at the appointed start time. If he/she drives his/her own car, we must have the vehicle license plate on file, or the camper will be issued a ticket. Commuters eat lunch with the resident housing students, and their meals are provided. They may NOT leave campus for lunch or for any part of the camp day. Note: If the commuter camper leaves campus during any part of the camp session (including lunch) he/she may be dismissed for the remainder of the camp without a refund.

NOTE TO PARENTS about drop off and pick up: The camp starting and ending times are stated in the brochure and information letters. Camp staff are not on duty outside of normal camp operational hours. It is up to the parent to be sure the camper is picked up on time. For campers who are here beyond 4:15 p.m., after the Green Bay City Transit bus leaves UWGB, parents will be assessed $15 per hour for supervision.

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18. How many classes does my camper choose for Summer Art Studio for the week?

A high school camper will only be placed in ONE class during the week for Summer Art Studio.  Middle school campers will be placed in TWO classes; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Because enrollments are limited, it is strongly encouraged that the camper marks his/her top four choices by placing a 1, 2, 3 or 4 on the line next to the class if registering through the mail.

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19. Does my child need a physical to attend camp?

No, a physical is not required. However, all campers are required to bring a completed and signed health form to camp on the first day. Do not send the camper's medical form ahead of time.

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20. Why are you asking for my four-digit social security number?

Over half of the students who attend summer camps are finding partial or full funding through their school parent groups, local community scholarships, and/or some other funding source. These scholarship sources are keeping our camps healthy, at a fee that is as affordable as possible. We also know that many students attend college because of their experience attending programs on campus. We are asking for this 4-digit number so we can report the efficacy of the camp program with an objective to see how many of our camp students are attending UW System schools. This information will not be shared or used for any other purpose.

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21. Commuter Drop-off and Pick-up Policy:

Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8 a.m.  Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.
NOTE: Green Bay Transit operates to and from campus each day, with drop off locations at the Cofrin Library and the Studio Arts Building. The buses run :10 and :40 on the hour. Bus passes are $2 per day for students. For more information contact: http://www.greenbaymetro.org or call 920-448-3450.