Camp Policies

Camper Conduct

In accordance to our commitment to ethics and diversity, we believe that it is important that our campers act in a respectful manner towards each other and themselves as well. While we understand that children have a natural tendency to test the limits of compliance in many situations, we believe that there are certain standards that our campers must be held to. It is our goal to help develop our campers into people who have strong morals, are responsible, and treat others with respect. Inappropriate actions of campers will be handled in the following progressive fashion:

  1. Staff member will intervene immediately and discuss possible solutions to the problem with the camper
  2. Camp staff, camp director, and camper will discuss solutions to the problem
  3. Phone call to parents/guardian concerning the problem
  4. Camper is sent home

If the camper's actions are severe enough, the earlier stages of the behavior consequences list may be disregarded. Please read and sign the camper conduct agreement form and send it back to the Student Recreation Center.

Accidents & Emergencies

University Recreation does not carry health or accident insurance for participants. It is recommended that all campers are required to have medical coverage prior to attending camp. In case of an emergency or accident involving your child, you will be contacted following notification of the appropriate emergency personnel. At Cougar Kids Camp, we make provisions to be certain that all campers will be as safe as possible. All group leaders and office personnel are certified in CPR and First Aid, and will provide initial emergency care when needed. Lifeguards will supervise for all aquatic activities. We provide and require campers to wear the safety equipment for applicable activities.


If your child should become ill while at camp, you will be notified. Because we do not have a registered nurse on staff, we will ask you to make the decision whether to remove your child from the program for the day. We ask for your discretion in bringing your child to camp if he/she is ill.

Contacting Your Child During Camp

If an emergency arises and you need to contact your child during camp, call the camp office at 509.335.2218 or call the camp cellular phone at 509.330.2092.


For medication of any type (over the counter or prescription) sent with your child to camp, a Medication and Instruction Form must be submitted before camp begins. All medication must be in its original container with the exception of medication that must be accessible at all times by the camper. Medication must be given to a camp coordinator at the beginning of each day at camp, where it will be stored in a locked box. A refrigerator will be available if necessary. Camp staff will be certified to administer medicine to campers at the necessary times.

Student Recreation Center

Children participating in camp may use the Student Recreation Center FREE of charge during family hours, Monday through Friday of the weeks that they are enrolled. All children must be directly supervised by their parents while using the facility. Membership information is available on the UREC website.