Campus Recreation and Wellness


Our camps are designed to provide a fun, rewarding and safe experience for all campers. All camp counselors are certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid as well as Tedi Bear. The camper/counselor ratio will never exceed 6:1 during the core camp hours. All drivers have been cleared through the university with complete driving history checks. We have a diverse group of camp counselors from the ECU community. All of the camp staff is dedicated to giving each camper a summer to remember. ECU also makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. In order to ensure the accessibility of all programs and services, we encourage anyone needing information, assistance and/or accommodations of any kind to contact Jon Wall at

To foster this development in each camper, our staff will:

  • Conduct themselves professionally and in a positive manner while interacting with campers, members of the Student Recreation Center, parents, and other members of the staff. 
  • Actively promote inclusion, fairness, fun, and equal treatment of all campers. 
  • Maintain the integrity of the program by adhering to East Carolina University and CRW mission, policies, procedures, rules, and safety policies at all times. 
Each child will receive one complimentary camp T-shirt as a keepsake for attending camp. T-shirts will be distributed on Wednesday of each session/week to campers (limit one t-shirt, per camper, per summer).
CRW does carry a limited accident insurance policy for our campers. However, it is recommended that all campers have medical coverage prior to attending camp. In the case of an emergency or accident involving your child, you will be contacted following notification of the appropriate emergency personnel. Both camps make provisions to be certain that all campers will be safe as possible. All group leaders and camp administrators 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 a safety equipment for applicable activities. 

If your child should become ill while at camp, you will be notified. CRW does not have a registered nurse on staff. Therefore, 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. 

ECU CRW's Main Office - (252) 328-6387

1. A child's age will be determined by their age on the first day of camp. In order to be eligible for enrollment, the child's age must be within the designated rate for the particular camp involved. Full payment is due at the time of registration (see exception below). Payment may be made by credit or debit card (VISA or MasterCard). Registration forms will be accepted until camp enrollment is full. Registration and payment may be done online or in person at 128 Student Recreation Center. Forms will be registered in the order they are received vial online, mail, or drop-off. 

EXCEPTION: Exceptions will be made for total camp cost of $500+  where a 50% deposit for each session/week will be required to reserve the spot in a particular week(s)/session(s). However this option is only available for those who register in person or my mail. If registering online, full payment is required. The remaining balance must be paid by Friday May 25, 2018. If a specific camp enrollment has reached the maximum, additional requests for space in the camp will be placed on a waiting list with priority based on the order in which completed enrollment forms were received. If a vacancy in camp enrollment occurs, the individual at the top of the waiting list will be given until 5:00pm on the following business day in order to accept the vacancy and pay any fees that are due. If this does not occur, the vacancy will be made available to the next subsequent individual. 

2. The registration deadline for each camp session is the Wednesday prior to each session. This deadline is used to determine whether the camp has met the minimum enrollment. Registration forms will be accepted until camp enrollment is full. Registration and payment will be accepted by online registration or in person at 128 Student Recreation Center during normal business hours (Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm and Friday until 5:00pm). 

3. Priority registration will begin Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 8:00am for SRC members, and ECU students/faculty/staff. Registration will be made available to the local community on Monday, March 19, 2018. 

No refunds will be given after the registration deadline for each session of camp (Wednesday prior to the camp session/week). Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, short-term illness of three days or fewer, or other personal commitments that prevent attendance. Following this deadline refunds will only be given for the following exceptions:

  • All refunds will result in a procession fee of $25 per camp, per child.
  • Extended illness - A refund may be available for an extended illness of two or more consecutive days. A doctor's note and written note from the parent or guardian explaining the situation must be received within three working days from the first day of camp. Upon review, participants may receive a full refund for the unused days with the exception of the $25 processing fee. 
  • There are times when the camp must dismiss a child due to a psychological, emotional, or physical disability that precludes the child from participating safely or effectively in a group. Dismissal will take effect only after consultation among the parents/guardians, camper and the camp director or administrator. Dismissal for the aforementioned reasons will result in a complete prorated refund for the unused days. 

ECU’s Summer Youth Camp desires to provide each camper with the most enjoyable experience possible.While we understand that youth have a tendency to test the limits of acceptable behavior in many different situations, some behavior is simply not allowed, such as personally offensivelanguage or statements, physical abuse, bullying, and stealing.Camp staff will work hard to be prepared forany situation, model positive behavior, communicate with campers, and resolveconflicts before they become out of hand. When these proactive practices are not enough to prevent negativebehavior, disciplinary action will be taken. The following steps are the general disciplinary procedures taken when aproblem arises: (These steps do notreset after each week and will carry over the entire Summer)

·        Staff members will intervene immediately anddiscuss possible solutions to the problem with the camper

·        Staff members will give the camper a verbal warningand talk to parents about potential solution to the issue

·        Written warning is (purple note) sent home with camper

·        Camper is sent home and is given a one-daysuspension (gold note)

·        Camper is removed from camp for the week (red note)

***Pleasenote that these steps are general disciplinary procedures but discipline issueswill be looked at on a case by case basis. The severity of the each behavioral issuewill be looked at when deciding on the severity of the discipline.***

If your child is taking medication, please see the Camp Director for a Medication Form must be completed. This form will outline the type of medication, amounts and times to be taken. Medication will be administered in a decree fashion and medication needs shall remain confidential between parents and camp staff.  In order for ECU CRW staff to dispense prescribed medication, it must be in the original prescription container with prescription dosages. Camp staff will not dispense over-the-counter medicine to your unless unless a physician's notes is provided which displays the prescribed dosage. The camp director or assistant director will be responsible for retaining this medication and ensuring that is properly administered according to the directions of the parent and prescription. 

Refunds are not available for illnesses, special events, vacation periods, and other personal commitments. See extended illnesses under Refund (above) for additional information. 

Dismissals, on occasion, may be necessary for disciplinary reasons. Parents/guardians will be notified immediately concerning this action and an opportunity will exist to discuss the action with parents/guardians, the camper and the camp director/administrator. This action will take effect only after consultation among the parents, camper, and the camp director/administrator. If a camper is dismissed for disciplinary reasons, there will be NO REFUND for the unused day. 

Transfers between camp options, sessions or weeks must be done in person at the CRW Main Office, located at 128 Student Recreation Center, by the registration deadline (Wednesday prior to camp) for the camp session involved. 

  • Transfers are based on space availability and are made at the discretion of ECU CRW. If granted, the balance of any payment (if relevant) must be made at the time of the request. 
  • Vacated positions on a camp's enrollment may not be transferred. These positions will be filled according to priority based upon the waiting list.  

ECU CRW summer camp programs utilize various aquatic facilities over the course of the summer including our own Student Recreation Center (indoor and outdoor swimming pool). Responsibility for swimmers will be shared by camp staff and lifeguards on duty at different facilities. Camp staff will serve in a supporting role. They will assist in supervising your child monitoring the desk area and locker rooms. 

Children will be able to change into their swimsuits prior to swimming. If your child wears their swimsuit to camp, please have them bring their underwear to change into after swimming. Wet swimsuits are not advisable for children to stay in all day due to health concerns.

The swimming level of the camper will be determined by the parent's evaluation of their swimming abilities during registration. A campers' swimming ability and aquatic facility will be used to determine a campers' specific aquatic restrictions. CRW summer camp programs utilize various aquatic facilities over the course of camp. 

Tax Identification Number

Parents wishing to deduct the child care expense to of summer camp may do so. The camp's tax identification number is 56-60000403.

Contacting your child during camp

If an emergency arises and you need to contact your child during camp, call the main office at (252) 328-6387.

Lost and Found

The hours of operation for Campus Recreation and Wellness Youth Summer Camps are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A late fee of $15.00 will be charged for children who are picked up after 5:30 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made. The late fee must be paid within two business days. Note: One written warning will be issued prior to assessing the late fee (per family, per summer). Habitual tardiness could result in the termination from the camp program.