When will I be notified if I have been accepted or wait listed for camp?

All notifications will be received around the end of March. You will be notified by email and all details about camp registration will be available in your OWjL Application portal at that time. 

When do I come to camp?

Residential Camp for students in grades 6, 7, & 8:

Week 1 - Sunday, June 9 to Friday, June 14, 2024
Week 2 - Sunday, June 16 to Friday, June 21, 2024
Week 3 - Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2024

NEW Day Camp for students in grades 4, 5, & 6:

Week 4 - Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 2024

Residential Camp: Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. at Stuyvesant Hall dormitory. After check-in, there will be a few short announcements for campers and their families at 7:00 p.m. on the patio. Residential campers should eat dinner at home on the day of check-in, as the first OWjL meal is breakfast Monday morning.

Day Camp: procedure to be determined

What grade do I choose?

Please choose the grade level you are in when you apply for camp. So when you're applying in December or January, please choose the grade you are currently in at that time.

I can't find the information you sent me for camp. Can I get another copy?

Please email the OWjL Camp office with your request at owjl@owu.edu.

Does my child need a physical for OWjL Camp?

No. Your child does NOT need a physical on file for OWjL Camp.

When do I pick my child up from camp?

Residential Camp: Pick up your camper in the same place you dropped them off, Stuyvesant Hall dormitory. Pick up will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You will meet your camper in the lobby of Stuyvesant Hall. Once parents/guardians have checked out their camper (by signing out with their counselor) they may gather their belongings from their room and take them home.

Day Camp: procedure to be determined

Can I send mail to my camper?

Campers love to receive mail! Please be sure OWjL Camp is on the envelope or package. Please use the format below:

Camper's Name - OWjL
Ohio Weslayan University
61 S Sandusky St
Delaware OH 43015

Can I call my camper during the week?

We request that parents not call students. Students are not to use the telephones or cell phones.

Do campers earn grades or credits for the courses?

No grades or credits will be given for any courses at OWjL Camp.

Who will be housed in the dorm?

Only OWjL campers and counselors will occupy the dorm during our residential camp. No other individuals will share the dorm with OWjL during the summer. 

Who do I call in an emergency?

The OWjL Camp Office can be contacted at 740-368-3939. For emergencies during camp, an after-hours phone number will be given to with your acceptance paperwork.

Do you accept roommate requests?

We do not accept roommate requests. We strive to have the campers make new friends and have new experiences.

What if I have a special housing or accommodation need?

If you have special housing or accommodation needs, please let us know the circumstances when you register your child in the OWjL Application portal. 

Is there a nurse available at OWjL Camp?

A nurse will be avaliable (on-call) 24 hours per day during OWjL Camp. Please note that we do not have a social worker or counselor available at any time during OWjL Camp. If a mental, emotional or social health need is communicted to OWjL Camp personnel, a parent/guardian will be contacted.

What do the 2024 t-shirt colors look like?

The NEW OWjL logo will be printed on the front of each shirt.

Red, Black and White.

OWjL Anti-Bullying Policy:

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying behavior toward a camper, whether by other campers, staff, or third parties is strictly prohibited at OWjL camp and will not be tolerated. All complaints about bullying that may violate this policy will be promptly investigated. For the purposes of this policy, and consistent with Ohio law, bullying, harassment and/or intimidation (collectively, "bullying") means:

Any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a camper or group of campers exhibits toward other campers or camp personnel with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure, threaten, ridicule or humiliate, that is exhibited more than once and that does both of the following:

- The behavior causes mental or physical harm to the other camper and

- The behavior is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive camp environment for the other camper.

This policy includes acts that are based on a camper's actual or perceived race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, ancestry, familial status, disability, or association with a person or group with one or more of the above mentioned characteristics whether actual or perceived. Said behaviors are prohibited on camp premises, at any camp-sponsored activity, or on camp provided transportation.
If anyone feels there is a developing issue, please immediately inform us so that we may address it. You may inform any adult employee (counselor, head-counselor, instructor, office employee, or director).
See something. Say something.

OWjL Refund Policy:

This General Refund Policy applies to OWjL Camp only.

The OWjL Camp strives to provide the absolute best program. We sign contracts with staff and purchase items based upon confirmed acceptances. Cancellations after May 1st undermine our ability to provide a quality camp program.

- Refund requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Prior to May 1st – full refund of all funds paid may be issued
- After May 1st – the $250 deposit will be non-refundable

Note:
- Refund requests must be emailed before July 3rd, all others will not be considered.
- Fees cannot be rolled over to a future camp.
- Refund requests should be submitted via email to owjl@owu.edu.
- Refund checks will be issued to the entity paying the original fee pending its approval.
- If camper is withdrawn due to behavior, a refund will not be issued.

OWjL Discipline Policy with Rules and Regulations:

OWjL Camp's discipline policy is designed to create a safe environment at camp, and to help children develop self-control and assume responsibility for their actions.

Clear and consistent, age-appropriate rules and limits are established at camp. Any disciplinary measure used will relate to the child's specific actions and will be handled in a timely fashion. No physical or corporal punishment, or hitting of any kind, is allowed. No cruel punishment, verbal abuse or humiliation, scare tactics, or other controlling measures are allowed. No methods associated with the deprivation of food, water, or shelter, or extended isolation are allowed. No punishment of any kind for wetting the bed is allowed.

If a child's behavior is chronically disruptive, even after reasonable measures have been made to assist the child in adjusting to the camp setting, parents will be contacted by camp staff to determine if the child is able to continue at camp. Staff will always work toward developing a cooperative plan of action to maximize a camper's chances of success at camp. If disruptive behavior continues, the camper may be dismissed from the camp program.

OWjL Camp reserves the right to immediately dismiss a camper from the summer camp program without prior warning.

The following actions may result in immediate dismissal from camp:
- Physical, sexual, or verbal abuse
- Leaving the camp grounds without permission
- Smoking (including e-cigarettes) or vaping
- Possessing or using marijuana (or marijuana equipment)
- Possessing any type of weapon, including a knife or firearm
- Vandalism (including graffiti) or pranks or activities that damage camp or university property
- Misuse of fire extinguishers
- Disrupting someone who is sleeping
- Invading someone's privacy while they are in the bathroom or shower
- Self-harmful behaviors
- Sexual activity (including intercourse, oral sex, or other behavior for which the camp cannot take responsibility)
- OWjL Camp has zero tolerance for the use by any camper of alcohol, illegal or recreational drugs, or other controlled substances.
- It is not possible to list all forms of behavior that are deemed unacceptable.
 
Rules and Regulations
1.  Classes and Activities – Students are not permitted a leave of absence of any duration since time is limited and full participation is important. The only exception will be medical emergencies.
2.  No Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Guns or Knives of any type. All medications are to be held and distributed by the counselor.
3.  Accommodations – Dormitory counselors and campus security are provided for OWjL students. Male students are not permitted in the female living areas and female students are not permitted in the male living areas. Students are not permitted to leave university property or ride in vehicles unless accompanied by an OWjL Counselor or OWjL Office Personnel.
4.  Money and Personal Belongings – Students are reminded to safeguard their valuables. Students will not need any cash for camp.  No electronic devices are permitted. Campers may bring cameras, preferably with their name on it.
5.  Use of University Facilities – Students can only use facilities scheduled by the OWjL program.  The students are guests of the university and are to respect university property. Any damage to rooms or facilities will result in dismissal from camp with parents held responsible for the cost of repairs.
6.  Food – All meals will be provided at a campus dining hall. Students may bring snacks and drinks to keep in their rooms. All campers will receive a water bottle.
7.  Supervision – Each counselor must know where each of his or her students is at all times. Students are to keep counselors informed as to their whereabouts. OWjL Camp is self-contained and members are expected to have social interaction with OWjL camp members only.
8.  Phone CallsCell phones are NOT permitted. We would like campers to make new friends, not text or call friends and family at home. Also, the contact with parents can foster homesickness. After the first day of classes, campers are so excited and busy, they forget to be homesick. Thank you for your understanding and support.
9.  Refunds – Our policy permits complete refunds until May 1st. After this date, a non-refundable fee of $250.00 will not be refunded.
10.  Conduct – Campers are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will create a positive image for the OWjL Program and Ohio Wesleyan University.  If your child is deemed to have a behaviorally-necessary withdrawal (according to camp personnel), a refund will be issued according to the OWjL Camp Refund Policy.
11.  Roommates – Campers are not given an opportunity to request roommates. We seek to give the students experiences with peers from other schools and communities. There is ample opportunity for friends to spend time together.

Infraction of the rules and regulations will be just cause for immediate dismissal from OWjL.

OWjL Camp

Location

Hayes Hall 1-J
61 S Sandusky St
Delaware OH 43015
P 740-368-3939
E owjl@owu.edu

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