Frequently Asked Questions
General Camp Questions
Are all sports camps held on the Princeton University Campus?
Yes. All of our camps are held on the Princeton University Campus.
Who runs the Princeton University Sports Camps?
Princeton University's Office of Conference & Event Services, in conjunction with the Department of Athletics. Princeton University does not permit outside groups/organizations to run sports camps on campus.
What is the ratio of counselors to campers?
A minimum 10:1 camper to counselor ratio is maintained at all camps. However, many of the camps are as low as 5:1.
When does the camp actually start?
After check-in there is a brief orientation meeting and then sessions begin.
Do you take deposits for camp?
We do not take deposits for camps. All camps must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Are there any exceptions made to the grade/age requirements?
Each participant must meet the grade/age requirement for each camp by the start date. Due to various regulations we are unable to make any exceptions to this rule.
When does camp registration close?
All camps close for registration at 9:00am two days prior to their start, or when the camp sells out. Once a camp sells out or reaches the registration deadline, we are unable to add any additional campers.
**Campers registering close to the enrollment deadline are more likely not to receive their roommate request and may end up in a single room.**
Do you accept walk-up registrations?
We do not accept walk-up registrations.
Is there a waitlist for sold out camps?
Yes, there is a waitlist for sold out camps. You can add your name to the list by clicking the Register Now button and searching for the camp you are interested in. There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee to be added to the waitlist.
How do I transfer to a different camp session?
To transfer an enrollment, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the registered participant's name the session you would like to transfer them to. We are unable to transfer campers into a sold out camp or camp that has passed its registration deadline.
What is Princeton University Sports Camps Federal Tax ID?
Our Federal Tax ID is 210634501.
Parental Release / Health Form Questions
- Are the Parental Release and Health Forms required?
Yes. Both of these forms are required for participation in camp. The forms must be filled out in their entirety with the proper signatures.
- Can I fax a copy of the form before my child arrives at camp?
No. These forms must be brought to registration. Faxed or mailed copies will not be accepted.
- Does the form have to be signed by a doctor?
The health form does not have to be signed by a doctor.
- What happens if I don't bring the Parental Release and Health Forms?
If you forget these forms, or they are not filled out completely, your child will not be allowed to participate in camp. NO EXCEPTIONS!
- I submitted a Parental Release/Health Form for a camp earlier in the summer, do I need to complete another one for a session later in the summer?
Yes. A Parental Release/Health Form is required for each session of camp you attend. If you are attending multiple camps, you will need to bring a copy to each check-in. You may copy the original, provided there is a doctor's signature, and change the camp name/dates.
- Does Princeton University Sports Camps administer medications to campers?
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:25-5.3(h), Princeton University will not administer medications of any type (prescription or over-the-counter) to camp participants of any age. Princeton University will not be held responsible for housing/storing medication(s). Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) and camp participants will be held responsible for administering and housing/storing medication(s) in a discrete place during camp.
We strongly recommend Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) of camp participants that have been prescribed medication(s) that are self-administered to treat potentially life-threatening conditions (ie. inhalers, EpiPen) meet with the Health Director during check-in to discuss their use.
Housing/Rooming Assignment Questions
- Are roommate requests guaranteed?
Each participant is permitted to request 1 roommate. The request must be reciprocal in order to be considered. While we do everything we can to accommodate this one request, we do not guarantee roommate requests or guarantee that entire teams or campers from the same school will be housed in the same building or on the same floor.
**Campers registering close to the enrollment deadline are more likely not to receive their roommate request and may end up in a single room.
- Can I call prior to camp and find out who my child will be housed with?
Housing assignments are not done until the night before camp, and in some cases the morning of camp. When you arrive at check-in you will receive your housing assignment and can ask who your roommate will be.
- How many campers are in a room?
Typically there are 1-2 campers per room. The number of campers in a room varies based on the building that particular camp is assigned.
- Are there housing accommodations available prior to camp check-in or between camp sessions?
There are no housing accommodations available prior to the start date of camp or between camp sessions.
- How are campers supervised in the dorms?
All counselors are required to stay overnight for each camp. Counselors are divided up amongst the dormitory to provide adequate supervision. There is also a Health Director assigned to each camp.
- Are dorms air conditioned?
None of the Princeton University camp dorms have air conditioning. We recommend participants bring a fan with them.
- How are the campers housed in the dorms?
Campers are housed in the following order: roommate request (NOT GUARANTEED!), age/grade. Younger campers will usually be placed with a roommate, while older campers will be given single rooms.
What is the closest airport to Princeton University?
Newark Liberty International Airport
Is transportation provided by Princeton University to and from the airport?
Princeton University does not provide transportation to or from the airport. For more information on getting to campus, please visit http://www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/travel/