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Common Questions

Ensuring a positive and enjoyable summer camp experience and protecting the health and safety of all people on our campus are the top priorities for University High School. Below please find answers to the most frequently asked questions about summer camp logistics and COVID-19 safety measures. Safety measures are subject to change pending current pandemic conditions and advice from state and local health departments.

Does the grade refer to now or the fall?

Grades listed refer to the grade the camper will enter in fall 2023. If your children are in 4th grade now, they are considered rising 5th graders for summer camp.

What should my camper bring to camp each day?

In addition to any specific items the instructor requests, campers should bring a water bottle, lunch (if needed), and prescription medications (if needed). Please label all items with your camper’s name so that we can reunite them if necessary.

Can campers stay for lunch?

For campers who are enrolled in morning and afternoon programs, we offered a supervised lunch time for no additional fee. After they have eaten, we encourage campers to play freely or join a group activity. When weather allows, we may offer the option of going outside with an adult.

Should campers bring their own lunches or is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided. Campers who attend both morning and afternoon sessions should bring a sack lunch from home each day. Lunch is not provided. Additionally, no refrigerator storage or microwaves will be available for camper lunches. We have water bottle fillers and vending machines. We do not, however, keep change on hand. So, campers are encouraged to bring a few one dollar bills if they wish to use the vending machines.

How will drop off and pick up work?

Drop off and pick up for Square One and Multi-Sport camps take place at The U Center. Drop off and pick up for all other camps is in the Fairbanks Hall lobby. For the morning session, drop off is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and pick up is from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. For the afternoon session, drop off is from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. and pick up is from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

An adult must come inside each day to sign their camper in and out, unless we are expressly notified in writing of other arrangements.

Are campers kept together or broken up into groups?

Campers in Multi-Sport or Square One camps may be broken into smaller groups by day or week. In all other camps, campers stay together in a single cohort though they may work together on projects in small groups.

Are there extended day options?

Before and after-care are not being offered in 2023.

What is your cancelation policy?

Written requests (email is fine!) for refunds will be considered by Summer U at University High School at least 17 days prior to the first day of a camp. Between 16 and four days prior to the first day of a camp, a 50% refund will be considered. No refunds are issued for camps canceled or otherwise not attended after three days prior to the first day of a camp.

Are face masks required?

Right now, consistent with CDC guidance, masks are optional at University High School. If the public health situation changes, we may institute a masks-required policy.

What other safety measures will be employed?

Each classroom is equipped with hand sanitizer and disinfectants for campers and instructors to use throughout the day. Additionally, we will encourage proper handwashing before and after lunch for those campers staying for a full day.

What is the vaccination and testing policy? 

There is no requirement to be vaccinated or have a negative test before attending camps. However, we follow Indiana Department of Health policies regarding quarantine and isolation. Campers who are a close contact of someone with COVID may have to quarantine, depending on their mask and vaccination status.

What if my camper is exposed to or experiences symptoms of COVID-19?

We will follow Indiana Department of Health guidelines. Any camper who is ill should stay home and not attend camp while ill. If a camper is exposed to COVID-19 or experiences any symptoms of COVID-19, please email summer@universityhighschool.org for return-to-campus instructions.

Have a question that is not answered here? Email summer@universityhighschool.org.