Kids’ Camps at UNC Wellness Centers at NW Cary
The UNC Wellness Centers are committed to providing a fun and engaging experience for our campers with health and safety as our highest priority. We appreciate your flexibility and continued support.
- If you are a UNC Wellness Center member, you can enroll your child in camp through your online member portal or by calling the NWC Front Desk at 984-974-5900. At this moment, the UNC Wellness mobile app does not offer the ability to register for camp.
- If you are not a UNC Wellness Center member, you can enroll your child in camp by calling Youth Fitness Coordinator, Eliza Jones, at 984-974-6023 or by emailing Jones@unchealth.unc.edu.
Step 1. Adding your child as a member in the database
Before you can register your child for camp, they must be in our database.
- If your child is already in our system database, you may proceed to Step 2. Your child may already be in our system if they have taken swim lessons with us or if you added them to your account as a member.
- If your child is not in our database, complete and submit the information here. Your child will then be added to our database within one business day.
Step 2. Member Login Account
Before you can register your child for camp, you must have an online membership account.
- If you already have an online membership account, you may proceed to Step 3.
- If you need help creating an online account, click here for step-by-step instructions.
Step 3. Registering in Camp
Log into your membership account online, click on “Camp”, and then select Summer Camp/Track out Camp. If you need help registering for Camp through an online account, click here for step-by-step instructions.
**NOTE: After registering through the online portal, you will receive a confirmation email. Your enrollment will not be complete until you fill out the DocuSign Form provided in that email. Once this additional document is received and processed, your camper will be added to the selected camp session(s). If you did not receive this email, contact Eliza Evans, Youth Fitness Coordinator at Eliza.Evans@unchealth.unc.edu.
8:30-9:00 am: Arrival and check-in
9:00-9:30 am: Team-building activity
9:30-10:30 am: Group games on turf
10:30-11:00 am: Snack time
11:00-12:00 pm: Open swim
12:00-12:15 pm: Changing time
12:15-12:45 pm: Lunch time
12:45-4:45 pm: Rotation activities*
4:45-5:15 pm: Pick up
*Rotation Activities include indoor and outdoor games, rock climbing, arts and crafts, group exercise classes, cooking and theme-specific activities
Cost per week:
10% off additional sibling
Upcoming track out camp dates to be posted soon. If you would like to request a certain week of track out camp please email Youth Fitness Coordinator, Eliza Jones at Eliza.Jones@unchealth.unc.edu.
What ages of campers do you enroll?
Rising 1st grade through 8th grade. The child must have completed kindergarten to enroll.
What are the hours and dates of camp?
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Weeks of June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, and August 1-5
What time is drop off and pick up?
Children may arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am. Please do not drop off your camper before 8:30 am. You must park your vehicle, walk your child into the facility and sign your child into camp each day.
Children must be picked up between 4:45 and 5:15 pm. You must come inside the building to sign out your camper each day. A photo ID is required and must match the name listed on your camper’s “Authorized Pick Up” chart.
What is the cost for one week of camp? Do you offer a multiple child discount?
One week of camp for members is $230 per child. Non-members are $255 per child, per week. Additional children are offered a 10% discount.
What methods of payment can I use?
We accept cash, check or credit card. Full payment is required at the time of registration to reserve the child’s space.
What activities are included in camp?
Our facility has a lot to offer and our campers get to enjoy it all! Summer camp activities include:
- Activities in the gym and outside on the turf
- Arts and crafts
- Climbing on the rock wall
- Cooking demonstrations
- Group exercise classes
- Indoor and outdoor sports
- Nature walks and activities
What should campers bring every day?
- Swim gear for daily swimming:
- Wet bag or plastic grocery bag for wet clothing
- Goggles (optional)
- Lunch and morning snack
- Closed-toe, athletic shoes (no sandals, flip flops or Crocs-style shoes)
- Water bottle
- Change of clothing for after swimming:
- Water shoes on Thursday (outdoor water activities day
What do campers do for lunch?
Campers play hard and get hungry! Please provide a morning snack as well as a bag lunch each day. Lunches should be in a paper, plastic or reusable bag with their name clearly labeled on the bag. Campers do not have access to a microwave or refrigerator. Snacks must be peanut-free. Please do not send gum or candy. An afternoon snack is provided; however, if your child has food allergies or is a picky eater, please send an additional snack from home.
How are the children divided up and how does the staffing work? Are children grouped by age?
Campers are grouped according to age/grade. If there are numerous campers in a particular age group, we will split the larger group into two smaller ones. There will be one head counselor for each group and floater counselors assisting at stations such as the rock wall or outdoor turf. Our Youth Fitness Coordinator is also on-site daily and assists in supervising our summer camp program.
What if the camp session is full? Is there a waitlist?
If the program is full, we offer the option to add a participant to the waitlist. Being placed on the waitlist does not guarantee a spot in the program. Please ensure that your contact information is current at the time you are placed on a waitlist. The Youth Fitness Coordinator will contact waitlisted families on a first-come, first-served basis as space in the program becomes available.
What is the dress code?
Participants should wear:
- Shorts and a lightweight shirt or top
- Closed-toe, athletic shoes (sandals, flip-flops or Crocs-style shoes are not permitted)
- Sweatshirt or jacket for indoor activities (optional)
If your camper is not properly attired, they will not be permitted to participate in camp activities and a parent/guardian will be notified and asked to bring appropriate attire.
Do campers swim every day?
Yes, please bring a swimsuit or swim clothing with you each day. Goggles are recommended. Certified lifeguards supervise all swimming activities.
Is there a swim test?
Children will complete a swim test on their first day of camp, which requires they can:
- Swim continuously for 25 yards, and
- Tread water in 9 feet for one (1) minute
Once assessed, swimmers will wear a swim band indicating where they are allowed in the pool. If the child cannot pass the swim test, he or she must stay in the 3½ foot depth of the pool area. If your child does not wish to swim, they may choose an alternative activity supervised by one of the camp counselors.
Is there a lost and found?
Yes. Please be sure to mark all clothing and bags with the camper’s full name. All lost and found items will be placed in the lost and found box located on the table in the classroom where campers sign in to and out of camp.
If your camper becomes ill or injured during camp, the parent/guardian or additional contact person noted on the Participant Registration and Release Form will be notified. You should make the necessary arrangements to have your child picked up.
Please fill out the Medication Distribution Form if medication needs to be administered during camp hours (including medication for asthma and EpiPen.) Feel free to set up an appointment with the Youth Coordinator to discuss any additional details and/or concerns before the start of the camp week.
Please leave the following items at home:
- Any electronics with screens
- Cell phone
- Valuable personal belongings
Prior to your child’s camp week, please ensure you have completely filled out and submitted the following documents:
- Kid’s Summer Camp Participant Registration and Release Form
- Waiver and Informed Consent
- Additional Contact Information
- Child’s Authorized Pick-up
- Sign the Rock-Climbing Wall Waiver