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Camp Forms

In order for you to participate in a Brown University's summer sports camp, all campers are required to complete a checklist of items that includes camp forms.

Required Forms

Residential Campers or campers staying overnight will need to complete:

  1. Sport Camps Student Acceptance
  2. Medical Authorization and Health History
    • Includes Proof of Health Insurance: All campers are required to show proof of health insurance with a US carrier upon submission of the Medical Authorization and Health History Form. If you cannot provide proof of insurance you will be contacted to purchase the Brown University limited insurance policy for the duration of each camp session for $35, per camp.
  3. Physician's Immunization and Medical Report
    • Needed to Complete: You will need a physician signature or a copy of the camper’s immunization record from a physician's office.

Commuter and Day Campers will need to complete:

  1. Sport Camps Student Acceptance
  2. Medical Authorization and Health History
    • Includes Proof of Health Insurance: All campers are required to show proof of health insurance with a US carrier upon submission of the Medical Authorization and Health History Form. If you cannot provide proof of insurance you will be contacted to purchase the Brown University limited insurance policy for the duration of each camp session for $35, per camp.

Completing Forms

Campers must complete their portion of the forms first

Step 1: An email will be sent to the Camper Email and Parent Email addresses provided during registration. This email will contain a link to view your camper’s personalized checklist. A separate email that will contain an access code will be sent to the Parent Email. This code will be needed for Step 3.

  • Please save this link to track your progress!

Step 2: The camper will select the Required Program Forms and follow the directions on screen to complete the forms.

  • Campers must complete their portion of the forms first! The parent/guardian will not be able to complete their portion until the camper has done their part.

Step 3: Each time the camper has filled out their portion of a form, parents/guardians will be sent an email notification stating that they are now able to complete their portion of the form. Most forms require both camper and parent signatures.

  • Please be sure your camper has completed their portion of the forms FIRST and SUBMITTED.

**Forms for all campers under 12 as of June 1, 2018 are completed by parents only.

If you have questions about forms submission, you can speak to Sports Camps Staff member by calling 401-863-5988 during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 4:45PM EST), or email us at sportscamps@brown.edu.

Camp Check-in

For commuter-only camps: Please see your camp packet for check-in locations and procedures.

For residential camps: Unless otherwise noted, all check-ins will take place at Andrews Dining Hall (95 Cushing Street Providence, RI 02906). For parking information, please see your camp packet.

When you arrive, please follow the “Brown Sports Camps” signs to Andrews Dining Hall where you will see a series of tables. You must check in at each table before you are able to participate in camp activities.

  • Table 1: Check-in by giving the camper’s name. We will confirm that all of the required paperwork has been completed.
  • Table 2: Residential life will provide campers with meal cards.
  • Table 3: (*Residential campers only*) Residential Life will provide you with your residence hall assignment, key, map, and instructions on how to get to the residence hall.
  • Table 4: Coach’s Table

After check-in, residential campers will move into their residence halls.

Meals are not typically served before/around the time of check-ins, so aim to come to campus on a full stomach or bring snacks with you. If you are looking for a place to eat, we recommend any of the wonderful dining options on nearby Thayer Street.

Traveling to Campus

Arrival by Train

Providence is served by Amtrak and Boston's Commuter Rail. The Providence Amtrak train station is a short ride to the University. (100 Gaspee St, Providence, RI 02903)

After arriving to Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Providence, you will need to contact a local taxi company to bring you to Brown University and your check-in location. Please see local taxi cab numbers listed below to set-up in advance.

Arrival by Bus

Providence is served by Peter Pan Bus Lines. The Providence terminal is a short ride to the University. (1 Bonanza Way, Providence, RI 02904)

After arriving to Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Providence, you will need to contact a local taxi company to bring you to Brown University and your check-in location. Please see local taxi cab numbers listed below to set-up in advance.

Arrival by Air - Providence T.F. Green Airport

T.F. Green International Airport (named for Theodore Francis Green, Brown class of 1887) is served by many national and regional airlines. The airport, which is in the city of Warwick, is approximately 10 miles from the University. A variety of ground transportation is available from the terminal to Providence.

Arrival by Air - Boston Logan Airport

If you are arriving via airplane at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (www.massport.com) please take a Peter Pan Bus to Providence (approximately a one hour and thirty minute ride). Visit the Peter Pan Bus Providence/Logan Airport website for complete information on schedules and ticket purchasing.

After arriving to Peter Pan Bus Terminal in Providence, you will need to contact a local taxi company to bring you to Brown University and your check-in location. Please see local taxi cab numbers listed below to set-up in advance.

Local taxi companies

  • Corporate Transportation (877) 231-2228
  • Checker Cab (401) 944-2000
  • Airport Express (401) 521-4200
  • Providence is an Uber friendly city

Brown Sports Camps does offer Transportation at a cost of $50 each way. The service will be able to pick up campers from TF Green Airport, the Peter Pan Bus Terminal, and the Providence Amtrak Station.

In recent years, bus, train, and airline carriers have instituted a range of policies related to unaccompanied minors traveling. Brown Sports Camps may be unable to meet many of these new requirements, so we urge families/guardians to review their likely carrier’s policies early and make decisions about travel based on the assumption that students must arrive on campus for orientation and depart campus at the end of their program without one on one assistance from the Sports Camp programs.

As camp approaches, the Sports Camp Transportation Coordinator will reach out to you via email with pick-up and drop-off times for your camper. This service may be purchased here ».

This is not a pay-on-site service. All campers interested in the Sports Camps Transportation must register online no later than one week before the start of camp. Please contact sportscamps@brown.edu to confirm travel arrangements and receive authorization code.

*This service is not available from camps or clinics before June 17, 2018 or after August 7, 2018.

Local Hotels

Please visit the list of Brown Partner Hotels to find out about hotel accommodations and make reservations. Ask for the Brown Athletics rate.

Living in a Residence Hall

Each residence hall room provides typical college furniture: a bed, desk and chair, dresser, trash can, and access to wireless internet. Linens, pillow cases and towels (Twin Extra-Long) are not provided for campers. Please also note that the residence halls do not have A/C. Bringing a fan is recommended. Most campers find that cell phones are a convenient way to stay in touch with family members while at camp.

A team of carefully selected and trained Residence Directors (RDs) and Residential Advisors (RAs) live in the residence halls. These skilled and caring adult professionals and Brown undergraduates are on hand to assist you in navigating the transition from home to your sports camp.

To provide a typical Brown University experience, and due to the volume of residential campers arriving each week, campers are randomly assigned a roommate so that they can build friendships with new people. Campers are typically assigned to double occupancy rooms or single-sex suites in various residence halls on campus. Campers may request a roommate in advance of arrival when they register. Roommate requests will be honored when possible but are not guaranteed.

There are laundry facilities in the basements of all residence halls. All washers and dryers operate using Bear Bucks. To pay for laundry services you must purchase a bear Bucks Guest Card for $1.00 at any Value Port machine. You will need to supply your own detergent, softener and bleach.

Additional Housing (Early Arrival/Late Departure)

Although campers should make every effort to plan their travel to Brown based on their camp start and end date, procedures are in place to accommodate 1day early arrival and 1day late departure for those campers who are traveling from long distances and need to work around flight schedules. The cost for additional housing is $100/night and includes room and board (Dinner is available until 7:30 pm in the dining hall). This service may be purchased here ».

All campers interested in Additional Housing must register online no later than one week before the start of camp. Please contact sportscamps@brown.edu to confirm and receive authorization code.

*This service is not available from camps or clinics before June 17, 2018 or after August 7, 2018.

What to Bring

On your Camp Packet you will find a list of sport-specific equipment to bring to camp. Other common necessities might be:

  • Clothing: Shorts, T-shirts, pants, etc.
  • Sheets for your twin, extra long size bed (36 by 80 inches, approximately 6 inches thick.)
  • Pillow
  • A blanket
  • You may also wish to bring a mattress cover or pad
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathrobe
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Towels and face cloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Toothbrush, toiletries, soap

You will find in your room: bed, desk and chair, dresser, wireless internet and trash can.

Students should bring a fan, as the dormitories have no air conditioning.

Optional Items:

  • Laundry bag and detergent
  • Radio
  • Recreation and sports equipment

You may NOT bring pets, cooking devices, air conditioners, or motor vehicles to campus (except commuter students).

Room Keys

Brown University issues one room key to each camper assigned a room in a Brown residence hall during summer months. Campers are expected to be in possession of their room key whenever they leave the room, even if it's "just for a minute."

Key Return

All keys are due immediately upon checking out of your room. This is necessary both for reasons of security and to allow us to make the room available for the next resident. Campers receive information about where and how to return keys once on campus.

Sports Camps Principles and Code of Conduct

Brown University Sports Camps bring together campers from the United States and other countries who share an interest in seeking athletic enrichment and growth, and provides an environment that supports the pursuit of these goals.

To ensure that campers have successful, fulfilling, and engaging experiences, campers and parents/guardians are expected to read and abide by the codes and policies below. Campers enrolled in the University’s Sports Camps must be capable of accepting, and are expected to take, responsibility for their behavior. The Sports Camps are committed to maintaining standards that are conducive to the pursuit of athletic excellence.

Camp coaches and staff, residential life and other staff are charged with implementing Sports Camp codes and policies, and supporting campers’ success.

Camper Challenge/Concern Who to Contact
Social/Emotional Social/Emotional Resident Advisor, Resident Director, Sport Camp Assistants
Athletic Coaching Staff
Balancing Social/Emotional and Academic Life Resident Advisor, Resident Director, Sport Camp Assistants
Other questions sportscamps@brown.edu / 401-863-5988

*Campers receive information at check-in with contact information they can use for assistance 24 hours/day.

PRINCIPLES OF THE BROWN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

We, as members of the Brown University community – faculty, students, and staff – are dedicated to supporting and maintaining a scholarly community in which all share together in the common enterprise of learning. As a central aim, Brown University promotes intellectual inquiry through vigorous discourse, both oral and written. The fundamental principles that must necessarily undergird this aim include:

  • respect for the integrity of the academic process;
  • individual integrity and self-respect;
  • respect for the freedoms and privileges of others; and
  • respect for University resources.

In becoming a part of Brown University, we accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the University’s academic and social community, and assume the responsibility to uphold the University’s principles.

RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE ACADEMIC PROCESS

The rights and responsibilities that accompany academic freedom are at the heart of the intellectual purposes of the University. Our conduct as community members should protect and promote the University’s pursuit of its academic mission. We are all, therefore, expected to conduct ourselves with integrity in our learning, teaching and research, and in the ways in which we support those endeavors.

INDIVIDUAL INTEGRITY

In order to ensure that the University can dedicate itself fully to its academic and educational vision, it is expected that an individual’s personal integrity will be reflected not only in honest and responsible actions but also in a willingness to offer direction to others whose actions may be harmful to themselves or the community. The University expects that members of the Brown community will be truthful and forthright. The University expects that community members will not engage in behavior that endangers their own sustained effectiveness or that has serious ramifications for their own safety, welfare, academic well-being or professional obligations, or for that of others.

RESPECT FOR THE FREEDOMS AND PRIVILEGES OF OTHERS

We strive for a sense of community in which the individual growth of all members is advanced through the cultivation of mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding. Brown University values and encourages individuality while also affirming the community dimensions of academic life. A socially responsible community provides a structure within which individual freedoms may flourish without threatening the privileges or freedoms of other individuals or groups.

The University is committed to honest, open, and equitable engagement with racial, religious, gender, ethnic, sexual orientation, and other differences. The University seeks to promote an environment that in its diversity is integral to the academic, educational, and community purposes of the institution.

RESPECT FOR UNIVERSITY RESOURCES

All community members must respect the general resources and physical property of the University. Such resources are assets in which community members have a vested interest, as these resources specifically support the institutional mission.

CODE OF CONDUCT

To uphold the Principles of the University Community, members of Brown University are expected to:

  • Act as good citizens by showing respect and courtesy to all members of the University community, including fellow students, staff, instructors, and campus neighbors.
  • Be truthful in personal and athletic engagements.
  • Use methods of expression that are appropriate for a healthy learning environment. Obscene, derogatory, and abusive language is prohibited.
  • Uphold high standards of integrity and meet physical challenges through honest effort and hard work.
  • Abide by University’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Relationship and Interpersonal Violence and Stalking Policy that prohibits discrimination or the facilitation of discrimination of any kind including, but not limited to discrimination based on sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a veteran, or disability.
  • Take care of University and other community members’ property, including equipment, furnishings, and facilities (residence halls, classrooms, athletic facilities, dining halls, indoor and outdoor common areas), and private property.
  • Behave in ways that do not expose oneself or others to injury or endangerment.
  • Not commit, or threaten to commit, acts of violence on people or property.
  • Not engage in any form of harassment or bullying. Harassment consists of any type of conduct (including but not limited to, cyber, written, verbal, graphic, physical, or sexual) which has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or residential environment.
  • Use University facilities only for academic, athletic, and residential purposes. No commercial activities are allowed within the residence halls.
  • Not bring any of the following items to campus or off-site programs including firearms, knives, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, gas operated stoves, motorcycles, vehicles, hot plates, heating appliances, space heaters, air conditioners (unless medically authorized-see Residential policies, torchiere halogen lamps, candles (including tea lights), open flames, any external heating elements, hover boards, or Galaxy 7 phones. Refrigerators must not exceed 4 cubic feet, 1.5 amps. Animals are not allowed, except for service animals and approved emotional support animals.
  • Not use or be in the presence of alcohol, illegal drugs (including marijuana), or related paraphernalia. Campers may use personal over-the-counter and prescription medication, but may not share or use other’s.
  • Abide by curfew and quiet hours’ requirements.
  • Adhere to all federal, state, and local laws.
  • Understand and abide by all aspects of the Code of Conduct, as well as those rules and guidelines presented by staff and instructors during the camp.

Failure to abide by this code, policies available on the Sports Camp website, and applicable University policies, may result in disciplinary action, which could include but is not limited to: a warning, consultation with parent/guardian, or in cases of serious or repeated incidences, dismissal from the program. Should a participant be dismissed from the program for any reason, tuition, fees, room and board charges, and any other program-related expenses will not be refunded. In addition, course credit and financial obligations arising from dismissal from the program, including travel costs will be the responsibility of the camper and parent/guardian.

If campers or parents/guardians have questions about the Code of Conduct, they should contact the Sports Camp Office as soon as possible, ideally prior to beginning a camp.

Special Camper Accommodations

Brown University offers inclusive athletic opportunities as well as reasonable accommodations and services to meet the needs of qualified athletes with disabilities. Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) is the designated office that administers requests related to disabilities. All inquiries regarding disability related accommodations and services should be directed to SEAS. They can be contacted directly at 401-863-9588 or SEAS-SPS@brown.edu. More information can also be found on the SEAS Website under School of Professional Studies (SPS) Programs.

Upon registration, athletes should contact the SEAS office to indicate a need for, housing and/ or dietary (significant food allergies or intolerances), and complete a Disability Accommodations or Services Request Form. Along with this form, athletes may need to submit documentation of their area of disability and needs. Please reference the SEAS guidelines for documenting a disability and contact SEAS if you have any questions or concerns: SEAS-SPS@brown.edu or 401-863-9588.

Brown also has an accessibility map that describes routes of travel, accessible parking, and the general accessibility level of all campus buildings. Some residence halls require stairs and none of them are air-conditioned. Please contact SEAS well in advance if these are areas of concern.

Athletes should request accommodations with as much notice as possible to ensure accommodations can be arranged.

Refund Policy

48-hour Registration Grace Period: If you register for a camp in error and subsequently would like to cancel your registration, you must notify us via email at sportscamps@brown.edu within 48 hours from the time you registered. A full refund will be given provided written documentation is received within the 48 hour window.

Refunds are only permitted up to 30 days before the start of camp. For commuters and day camps a refund may be granted, less a $100 administrative fee. For residential camps a refund may be granted, less a $250 administrative fee.

After the 30-day window, only requests supported with proper medical documentation demonstrating illness or injury that prevents the camper from participating in camp will receive a refund minus the administrative fees. No refunds are provided for a camper that departs camp early for any reason including injuries sustained at camp.

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing via email at sportscamps@brown.edu and must be received no later than seven (7) days after the completion of the sports camp. Any requests submitted more than 7 days after the camp will not be accepted and you will forfeit your camp fees.

Please note: Non-refundable payments for campers who withdraw may not be converted to a donation to the University.

Camp Transfers

Campers may transfer to a different sports camp within the same sport, coaching staff, within the same summer without penalty provided there is available space. All requests for transfers must be submitted in writing via email at sportscamps@brown.edu. The difference in fee must be paid by the camper, or if of less value, will be refunded.

A camper’s registration may not be transferred to a camp that is not currently listed on the Brown Summer Sports Camps website.

In-Camp Attendance Changes

Campers that change attendance options within a camp, including residential to commuter status later than 7 days prior to the start of camp are not eligible to receive a refund on the price difference. All requests for changes must be submitted in writing via email at sportscamps@brown.edu.

Health Insurance

All campers are required to show proof of health insurance with a US carrier upon submission of the Medical Authorization and Health History Form. If you cannot provide proof of insurance you must purchase a limited insurance policy for the duration of the camp, you may do so for $35, per camp.