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How do I register my camper for camp?

  • Register online: AYP Website
  • Register by phone: 334-844-5100

What is the registration process?

  • On the camp page, find the "Register" Tab. Upon clicking the "Register Now" button, you will be redirected to provide camper information and make payment (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express). Once payment is completed, you will receive an email with a link to complete your camper’s medical information form that is required for camp. This information must be completed within 48 hours of registering your camper for camp or he or she will be subject to automatic removal from our system.

When can I register my camper for camp?

  • Registration for the majority of our camps is done on a first-come, first-served basis and begins on December 1st. Due to the high demand of our summer camps, we recommend registering as soon as possible to secure a spot.

Do you keep a waitlist once a camp is full?

  • Yes, once a camp has reached its max capacity, we offer a waitlist signup. Access to the waitlist will be through each camp’s “Register” tab. When a camper cancels, the next camper on the waitlist will be notified for registration.

What does the cost of camp include?

  • Camp costs are all-inclusive and cover tuition, dormitory lodging, field trip transportation, meals, snacks, drinks, and all camp-specific materials and supplies needed for camp. Camp costs also include a camp t-shirt, water bottle, draw-string backpack, as well as camp photo.

What insurance information do I need to provide?

  • Each camper is required to have proof of personal medical insurance. Copies of the front and back of the camper’s insurance card will be required when completing your medical information form.

What is your refund policy?

  • If a registration is cancelled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original tuition payment will receive:
    1. A full refund, with a $25.00 administration fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
    2. A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks but at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
    3. No refund for a “No Show” or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25.00 transfer fee.

How do I get to Auburn?

  • Transportation to and from Auburn will be the responsibility of the camper and his or her family. Auburn is easily accessible by car from I-85 and Hwy 280. If a camper is traveling by plane, we recommend using Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). Atlanta is 100 miles from Auburn and is serviced by Groome Transportation Airport Shuttle. If you choose to fly into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), be advised that there is NO airport shuttle to Auburn and a taxi will cost approximately $250 one-way.

How does my camper get from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Auburn?

  • Daily scheduled shuttle service is available between Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and Auburn, Alabama via Groome Transportation. Information regarding the shuttle service between Atlanta and Auburn can be found at on their website or by calling (334) 821–3922. Parents and campers are encouraged to check the shuttle schedule prior to scheduling any flights. Please plan your Groome Transportation shuttle to arrive and depart from the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: When arranging transportation, please note that Atlanta, GA is in the EASTERN TIME ZONE and Auburn, AL is in the CENTRAL TIME ZONE.

Can my camper drive to camp?

  • Yes, campers are allowed to drive to camp. Parking requirements will be provided at check-in and campers will be required to turn-in their keys to the Camp Director for the duration of camp. Personal vehicles are not needed during camp and the operation of automobiles, motorcycles and scooters by campers is prohibited.

When and where is Check-in?

  • For residential (overnight) campers, check-in is from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on the first day of camp. Camp-specific dorm assignments, as well as maps and addresses, will be e-mailed out approximately 5 days prior to the start of camp.
  • For Day Campers, check-in times and locations are specific to each camp and instructions will be e-mailed out approximately 5 days prior to the start of camp.

Is there a Room Key or Meal Card deposit?

  • Yes, a $50.00 check is due at check-in and will be returned at check-out if both the room key and meal card are returned. If both the room key and meal card are lost during camp, an additional $50.00 check is due at check-out. It is your camper’s responsibility to keep up with both their room key and meal card. Please make check payable to Auburn University and write your camper’s name and camp on the memo line. DO NOT mail in your deposit – bring it to check-in!

Where is Check-out?

  • Camp check-out varies for each camp. Information regarding check-out will be sent out via email approximately 2 days prior to the last day of camp. Typically, check-out takes place following each camp’s closing ceremonies between 10:30 am and 12:15 pm. Friends and Family are welcome and encouraged to attend the closing ceremony for their camp.

What if my camper is flying and will be arriving or departing outside of normal check-in and check-out times?

  • If circumstances require your camper to arrive prior to check-in, be advised we may not have staff ready to meet them at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center before 3:00 pm. We recognize that some campers travel a great distance to camp and we will work to accommodate arrivals and departures outside of normal times. Please contact our office at auyouth@auburn.edu in advance to discuss arrangements if this applies to your camper.

What clothing does my camper need to bring to camp?

  • The temperature during the summer months in Auburn are usually hot and humid but expect campers to dress as they would at their own school. We suggest campers bring cool cotton clothes. Appropriate athletic shorts and comfortable shirts are acceptable attire.
  • During the day, there will be a lot of walking around campus so comfortable closed toed walking shoes are a must! Also, with the weather being unpredictable, please do not forget to include a raincoat or umbrella. Additionally, most camps include a trip to the Auburn Aquatic Center, so be sure to pack a swimsuit!
  • Lastly, please pack at least once nice outfit if your camp includes a graduation ceremony.

Can I send my camper mail while at camp?

  • Yes! We love to give our campers mail throughout the week! To mail a letter please use the following format:

OPCE – Auburn Youth Programs
Attn: Your Camper’s Name – Camp Name
301 O.D. Smith Hall
Auburn, AL 36849

Does my camper need to bring any spending money to camp?

  • All program expenses (except transportation to and from campus) are covered by the camp fee. If campers want to bring some cash to purchase optional items, such as snacks or souvenirs, we recommend no more than $50.00.

What supplies will my camper need in the dorm room?

  • Campers residing in campus residence halls are required to bring their own linens and toiletries (pillows, pillow cases, XL twin sheets, blankets, bath towels, alarm clocks, shampoo, soap, etc.). Be advised that rooms are generally quite cool at night, so be sure to pack a blanket!
  • NOTE: Bedding packages (pillow, XL twin sheets and an AYP blanket) can be purchased during online registration or on our camp store webpage. If you purchase camp bedding, your camper will pick it up at Registration.

Can my camper wash clothes at camp?

  • Should your camper want to, they will have access to coin-operated washers and dryers. We ask that you bring supplies and coins if there is a need to do wash while at camp. These items will not be available during camp.

Will my camper have access to the internet while at camp?

  • Campers will NOT have access to the internet in the residence halls. Internet is intended for Auburn University Students, Faculty and Staff. Depending on each camp’s academic programming, campers may have very limited access in classroom settings.

Who will supervise my camper at camp?

  • Campers are supervised 24/7 by a team of professional male and female counselors and a lead counselor who reside in the residence halls with the campers. In addition, a Head Counselor will live in the residence halls and supervise all camps throughout the week. Members of our nationally recognized faculty will lead academic programming and are joined in the classroom by our camp counselors.

How does AYP select their counselors?

  • Camp counselors are Auburn University graduate and undergraduate students who are vetted through an extensive hiring process that includes a series of interviews, criminal background checks and intensive training.

What training do counselors receive?

  • Counselors are CPR and First-aid certified and trained with subject matter experts in areas that include public safety, disaster preparedness, bullying awareness, and customer service. Recent national high-profile incidents call for us to be prepared in many areas. We ensure that not only are our counselors trained, but our entire staff is actively prepared for any situation that may present itself.

Where will my camper eat while on campus?

  • All campers will eat their meals on campus in our Dining Facilities. Campers will have breakfast and lunch in the heart of campus at our Student Center. Here, campers will have a wide variety of restaurants to pick from using a pre-paid meal card, same as the cards used by university students. For dinner, campers eat in the Village View Dinning Facility where they will take part in an all-you-can-eat buffet line – each night a different menu!

Can my camper request a roommate?

  • Yes! We do accept roommate requests and try our very best to meet them! To request a roommate, please e-mail us at auyouth@auburn.edu.

Where can I find a camp schedule?

  • A sample schedule can be found below. Camp-specific schedules will be provided at check-in.
  • Sunday
    • Check-in
    • Pizza Party
    • Camp Overview
    • Games & Camp Rules
    • Snacks & Relax
    Monday
    • Breakfast
    • Morning Session
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Session
    • Dinner
    • Recreational Activities
    • Snacks & Relax
    Tuesday
    • Breakfast
    • Group Photo
    • Morning Session
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Session
    • Dinner
    • Recreational Activities
    • Snacks & Relax
    Wednesday
    • Breakfast
    • Morning Session
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Session
    • Dinner
    • Recreational Activities
    • Snacks & Relax
    Thursday
    • Breakfast
    • Morning Session
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Session
    • Dinner
    • Recreational Activities
    • Pack & Snacks & Relax
    Friday
    • Breakfast
    • Final Session
    • Graduation
    • Check-out

What if my camper needs to leave campus during camp?

  • For safety reasons, campers are to remain on campus for the duration of camp unless the program activity requires otherwise. If a camper must leave campus for any reason, we must have prior written permission from the parent/guardian, and the Camp Director must grant specific permission.

What is the cell phone policy?

  • Cell phones offer the best means for campers and parents to keep in touch during camp; therefore, we do not prohibit cell phones from camp. However, cell phones should not be used during any scheduled academic programing or activity and should NEVER be a source of disruption in the classroom. Campers will refrain from using electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, iPads, computers, etc.) during instructional periods unless otherwise authorized. If campers are unable to adhere to this policy, the Camp Director may confiscate the electronic device until the end of camp.

Will there be opportunities to purchase Auburn merchandise or souvenirs during camp?

  • Auburn University has a University Bookstore that carries a wide variety of AU mementos and emergency items. There are also 2 additional bookstores in the heart of Downtown Auburn that students will have the opportunity to visit when time permits.

How do I schedule a visit to the Office of Admissions and a campus tour?

  • If your camper is interested in attending Auburn University, we highly encourage you to take advantage of your time here! To schedule a campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at (334) 844 – 6425 or visit their website.

Wrap up an experience - give your camper the Gift of Camp! Here’s how it works:

GOC Bundle: Gift of Camp Bundle includes T-shirt, Certificate, and Sticker.

Gift of Camp Bundle includes T-shirt, Certificate, & Sticker.

  • When registering your camper for camp, add the $25 Gift of Camp option to your purchase.
  • Forgot to add it during registration? No problem! Head on over to our Camp Store and purchase the Gift of Camp!
  • Gift of Camp Bundles will be processed and shipped within 3-5 business days.
  • Note: Auburn University will be closed from December 20 – January 2nd. All ordered placed after December 17th will be processed and shipped once Auburn University reopens on January 3rd.

Don't pack your bedding - order a Linens Package and have it ready at check in! Here’s how it works:

Linens Package: Linens Package includes white sheet set, pillow, and AYP blanket.

Linens Package includes White Twin XL Sheets, Pillow and Auburn Youth Programs Blanket.

  • When registering your camper for camp, add the $50 Linens Package option to your purchase.
  • Forgot to add it during registration? No problem! Head on over to our Camp Store and purchase the Linens Package!
  • Linens Package will be ready for your camper at camp registration!

Send some love to your camper while away at camp – purchase a Care Package! Here’s how it works:

Care Packages: Care packages can include t-shirt, baseball hat, bucket hat, AYP blanket, or sticker.

Care Packages can include a T-shirt, Baseball Hat, Bucket Hat, AYP Blanket, or Sticker. Just choose the option that is best for your camper!

  • Head on over to our Camp Store and purchase a Care Package today!
  • Care Packages will be Delivered to your camper on their 3rd day of camp.

Last Updated: November 17, 2017