Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for camp?
In early April, registration for 2022 Summer Camps will be available online by clicking any of the "Register for 2022 Summer Camps!" buttons listed on the website (like the one below). You can register for any and every camp, all from the same place.
*Payment: You can pay for camps online via credit card or by selecting the "Pay by Check" option. Regardless of which payment option you choose, all registration information will be collected online. If you choose the 'Pay by Check' option, payment should be sent immediately. If payment is not received within 10 days, we reserve the right to cancel the registration. Acceptance into the camp is on a 'first come, first serve' basis, therefore if the camp is filled before your payment is received, you will be put on a waitlist.
What is the cancellation policy?
Please make certain to check your calendar for potential conflicts before registering and paying for camp. Registrations are non-transferable and full or partial refunds will not be given. Consideration will be given for campers to transfer from one camp date to another camp date provided space is available and the cost is the same. Camps fees cannot be applied from one year to the next year.
What should my child pack for camp?
Socks, kneepads, court shoes, flip flops, t-shirts (short/long sleeve), shorts, water bottle, face mask (personal preference) and lunch/snacks for the day. Campus eateries have limited hours during our camp dates.
Where do I drop off my camper?
Campers should be dropped off in the tunnel and enter through the front doors of Bender Arena.
Where do I go for check-in on the first day?
Check in on the first day of all camps will start at 8:30am in Bender Arena. Check in will be located just inside the doors of Bender Arena. Camp sessions begin at 9:00am each day and drop off for subsequent camp days is at 8:40am.
Where do I pick up my child once camp has ended?
Campers will be dismissed at 4pm through the front doors of Bender Arena. Pick up is in the tunnel at the front of Bender Arena. Arrangements must be made for all campers to be picked up by no later than 4:15pm.
For campers attending a half day session, pickup is at 12pm in front of Bender Arena.
What eateries are open for lunch/dinner?
Commuters should plan to bring a sack lunch/snacks/drinks for the entire day as hours for campus eateries will be limited. Campers may order from Door Dash or Uber Eats and have it delivered to the tunnel area in front of Bender Arena during the lunch hour. Weather permitting, campers will eat lunch outside with staff in the amphitheater.
Is an athletic trainer available on site?
Yes, a certified athletic trainer will be on site for all camps. If there are any medical issues or injuries prior to the start of camp, please make sure to see the trainer on duty before camp begins.
Does my child need to be vaccinated to attend the camp?
Per American University guidelines, all campers over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated. To show proof of vaccination, campers will present one's vaccine card, a photo of one's card or a digital vaccine record upon arrival to the camp. For those unvaccinated because of medical or religious reasons, campers must have a negative COVID PCR test result from within 72 hours of the beginning of the camp.
Can I come watch my camper participate at camp?
Yes. Per American University guidelines, visitors must be prepared to present their vaccination record card or a digital copy upon arrival on the AU campus. For those unvaccinated because of medical or religious reasons, visitors must have a negative COVID PCR test result from within 72 hours of the visit.
Where can I park?
If you decide to come into camp, parents and guardians can use the multiple Pay-As-You-Go spaces in the Katzen Arts Center or the School of International Service Garages. The Pay-As-You-Go Machines, located in the elevator lobbies of each building, accept cash and major credit card.
If arrive early and are waiting for your camper, you may park and wait in the Bender parking garage. However, you must remain in your car to avoid ticketing. When the time comes, you can drive back to the tunnel or send your child a message about what garage floor to meet you. If you leave your car in the Bender parking garage, you are subject to ticketing.