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?
- Week 1 Campers: Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Week 2 Campers: Sunday, June 18, 2023
- Week 3 Campers: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Registration begins at 6 p.m. at Hayes Hall dormitory. After registration, there will be a few short announcements for campers and their families at 7 p.m. on the patio. Campers should eat dinner at home on the day of registration, as the first OWjL meal is breakfast Monday morning.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
Pick up your camper in the same place you dropped them off, Hayes Hall dormitory. Pick up will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You will meet your camper on the patio in front of Hayes Hall. Once campers have checked out with their counselor you may gather their belongings and take them home.
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:
OWjL Camp - OWU
61 S Sandusky St Univ 024
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.
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 you when you drop your child off at camp.
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.
I don’t live or attend school in one of the counties listed on the registration form. Can I still apply for OWjL Camp?
Applicants must live in or attend school in one of the 10 central Ohio Counties we service. These are Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union.
What do the 2023 t-shirt colors look like?
The OWjL logo will be printed on the front of each shirt.
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 $150 deposit will be non-refundable
- Refund requests must be emailed before July 3rd, all others will not be considered.
- Fees cannot be rolled over to a future camp.
- Refundrequests should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
- Refund checks will be issued to the entity paying the original fee pending its approval.