Kid’s Summer Camp at UNC Wellness Centers at NW Cary

The UNC Wellness Center Summer Camp may look a bit different from past years, but we 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.

What to know?

  • Online enrollment must be completed via computer.  At this moment, there is no mobile compatibility through the application.
  • Members follow the 3-Step process for Online Camp Enrollment below.
  • Non-Members will sign up at the NWC Front Desk
    All questions related to Online Enrollment should be directed to Eliza Evans, Youth Fitness Coordinator, 984-974-6023 or Eliza.Evans@unchealth.unc.edu

How to Register Online

Step 1) Adding your child as a member in the database

If your child is already in our system database you may proceed to Step 2). Examples: If you have registered your child for a swim lesson or they were added as a member to your account.

If your child is not in our database, you must click on the link below, complete and submit the information. Current or potential participants will not be able to enroll through camp registration without being in our facility management software database. Once this has been completed, your child will be added within 1 business day and you may proceed to Step 2).

https://www.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=66013b02-908d-4411-8903-99e395c55b91

Step 2) Member Login Account

If you have created a membership account online you may continue to Step 3).

If you need guidance on how to create an online account, click here for step-by-step instructions. Once you have created your membership login you may continue to Step 3).

Step 3) Registering in Camp

Log into your membership account online, click on “Camp”, select Track-out Camps. If you need guidance on how to register 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 e-mail. Your enrollment will not be complete until you fill out the DocuSign Form provided in that e-mail. 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 e-mail contact Eliza Evans, Youth Fitness Coordinator at Eliza.Evans@unchealth.unc.edu

Camp Safety

Health and Safety Measures

All UNC Wellness Camp families must comply with the following health and safety measures to create a safe camp environment. These measures may be revised to align with changes to local, state, and CDC guidelines:

  1. Camp counselors will complete a wellness check daily
  2. Parents will be asked to answer wellness check questions about campers each day.
  3. Campers and staff will engage in increased handwashing and use of hand sanitizer upon arrival, departure, before and after eating, before and after bathroom use, and between activities.
  4. Camp staff and campers will be required to wear face coverings during camp.
  5. Camp adheres to CDC guidelines for enhanced cleaning practices and physical distancing, including separation within and between groups

Safe Camp Participation Standards

For a safe camp experience, UNC Wellness Centers requires staff and campers to meet certain health screening criteria. Please review these requirements carefully to ensure that your child is eligible to participate in camp before registering and prior to attending:

Eligible to Participate:

  • No symptoms of COVID
  • No close contact with a person who tested positive to COVID in the past 14 days
  • Have not tested positive for COVID in the last 21 days

Ineligible to participate

  • Diagnosed with COVID
  • Showing symptoms of COVID
  • Had close contact with someone with confirmed COVID in the last 14 days

Camp Attendance and Communication
Campers who show any sign of illness or fever during the camp day will need to be picked up immediately. Siblings will also be required to leave camp for the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages? Rising first through 8th grade.; The child must have completed kindergarten to enroll.

What are the hours and dates of camp?

  • 9am-5:00pm
  • Drop off is between 8:30-9 am and pick up is between 4:45-5:15 pm.
  • Weeks of camp: June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6

What is the process for drop-off and pick-up?

  • Drop off and pick up will be outside. A UNC Wellness Centers Camp Counselor will greet you outside when you arrive and when you come to pick up your child.
  • Wellness Check Screenings will occur during drop-off, and we ask parents to not enter the building. 
  • We currently have an online Wellness Check option for your convenience. You may show the screenshot or printed picture to the camp counselor at the time of arrival. To complete the online Wellness Check, please click here.
  • Photo ID is required and must match the names listed on your camper’s “Authorized Pick Up” chart.

What is the cost for one week of camp? Is there an additional child discount? One week of camp for members is $230 per child, per week. 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 payment for the payment of registration. 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 indoor and outdoor sports, swimming, climbing on the rock wall, arts and crafts, nature, activities in the gym as well as outside on the turf, and group exercise classes!

What should campers bring every day?

  • Face covering/Mask
  • Lunch and a morning snack
  • Water Bottle
  • Swimsuit, swim clothing, and or goggles
  • Athletic shoe/closed toe
  • Recommended change of clothing

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 allergies are a concern please provide an additional snack from home.

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 individuals 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. We recommend a sweatshirt or jacket for indoor activities. Campers need to wear some type of athletic shoe or sneaker each day to camp. Sandals, flip-flop crocs style, or any other type of open shoe should not be worn to camp. 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? Is there a swim test? Yes, please bring a swimsuit or swim clothing with you each day. Goggles are recommended. Certified lifeguards supervise all swimming activities. Children will complete a swim test the first time they attend the pool.

  1. Swim continuously for 25 yards
  2. 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.

Additional Information

Medical Concerns
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 epi-pen.) 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:

  • Cell Phone
  • Any electronics with screens
  • Money
  • Jewelry
  • Valuable personal belongings

Have you?

    1. Completely filled out and submitted the Kid’s Summer Camp Participant Registration and Release Form
    2. Waiver and Informed Consent
    3. Additional Contact Information
    4. Child’s Authorized Pick-up
    5. Sign the Rock Climbing Wall Waiver
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