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FAQ – Individual Camp

Where is check-in?

Gate 1 of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center

When is check-in and checkout?
  • Overnight Campers:
    • Check-in: 1:15 to 2:00pm
    • Awards Ceremony (Check-out): 12:00 pm (Clean out dorms after)
  • Commuters (day campers):
    • Check-in: 2:00 - 2:45pm
    • Awards Ceremony (Check-out): 12:00 pm (Clean out dorms after)

Camp begins promptly at 3:00pm

What forms must be filled out and signed for camp participation?
  1. 1) Consent form with parent signature
  2. 2) Physician’s statement
Can I send a physical instead of getting a doctor’s signature?

We can only accept a physical that has been completed within one year of the last day of your camp session. Physicals can be sent by email to mbasketballmail -at- gators.ufl.edu, by fax to 352-377-8483 or by mail to Men’s Basketball Camp, PO Box 14485, Gainesville, FL 32604.

Do I need medical insurance to attend camp?

Each player must have medical insurance. The camp carries an EXCESS medical insurance policy to cover medical expenses for injuries/accidents which occur in the course of camp activities. Medical expenses, including any deductibles, which are declined for payment through the camper’s personal insurance and/or through the excess policy become the personal responsibility of the camper’s parents/guardians

If a player doesn’t have medical insurance, they can purchase insurance for the week at Floridian Quote.

May parents watch?

Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and watch their children. Although there is not a designated section to sit and watch, feel free to sit in any area that will not be disruptive to camp activity.

How are campers placed on teams?

Campers are placed on teams according to age, size and ability. Our priority in forming teams is to have balanced competition. Therefore, we cannot honor team assignment requests. In some cases, players are “traded” from their original team assignment to better balance the competition.

What is the difference between commuter and overnight campers?

Overnight campers stay overnight at the camp dorm and receive all meals during camp.

Commuter campers do not stay in the camp dorm. Commuters participate in all camp activities and meals except breakfast each day. Housing, breakfast and transportation to and from camp each day are the responsibility of each commuter camper.

What are the commuter hours and Pick-up/Drop-off location?
  • All day campers should be picked up by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
  • All day campers should be dropped off by 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
  • Pick up & drop off for day campers will be at Gate 3.
  • Sometimes, guest speakers in the evening run a few minutes late – we apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Dorm information

Campers will be housed in on-campus, air-conditioned, double occupancy dorms. Your dorm key will be given at registration and you will then have time to put your belongings in the dorm prior to the 3:00 p.m. start of camp.

UAA Policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers entering 9th grade or higher for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Please see the accommodations link at the top of the page for alternative housing options.

Room Assignments (overnight campers)

Room assignments will be made before check-in with consideration given to roommate requests made on camper applications. Requests must be received no less than 3 weeks prior to the start of camp, after which campers will be roomed with other campers their age.

Is there supervision in the dorms?

Camp staff stays in the dorms along with the dorm director and Athletic Trainer. Each night at 11:00 pm, the staff makes rounds to be sure campers are in their assigned rooms and provide any help needed. Campus housing also provides 24-hour security.

Is there a room key deposit?

There is no key deposit taken at registration. If a key is lost, there will be a $55.00 fee for a lost hard key and a $25.00 fee for a lost access card.

What supplies do I need for camp?

Overnight Campers — towels, bedding (twin-size extra-long sheets, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow), toiletries.

Everyone — Four day supply of t-shirts, gym shorts, socks, underwear and basketball shoes.

What is the camp refund policy?

A camper may cancel his registration prior to May 19th, 2014 and receive a refund of all except for a $100 administrative fee. If a camper cancels May 19th or later, the entire camp tuition is forfeited.

If a camper is unable to participate for a medical reason a full refund (minus only a $20 online processing fee) is available only with a doctor’s note provided. Full refunds for extenuating circumstances (i.e. injuries, death in the family, etc.) will be made on a case by case basis (at the camps discretion, with compliance office approval). Full refunds (minus the $20 online processing fee) for medical reasons or extenuating circumstances are available regardless of when we are notified.

Are there any camp discounts?

Families with more than one camper are eligible for a $25 discount for the 2nd and 3rd campers.

When can I get a copy of the camp schedule?

Daily camp schedules will be available at registration. Schedules will be posted at each facility, as well as on our camp page on www.gatorzone.com and our Facebook page as quickly as possible.

Where will campers be eating their meals?

Well balanced, appetizing meals will be provided in our all-you-can-eat-cafeteria (Day campers will receive lunch and dinner only).

Will campers be able to purchase food besides the dining hall?

Pizza will be available each evening at the end of camp at Gate 3 of the O’Connell Center.

Is transportation available?

Transportation to and from Gainesville Regional Airport or the bus station can be provided by camp staff upon request. Reservations must be made with the basketball office by May 23, 2014. A copy of the travel itinerary must be received before arrival into Gainesville. The cost for this service is $20 cash each way. Contact us at (352) 375-4683 x4200 for more information.

Campers traveling to Gainesville by air or bus should plan to arrive by 11:00 a.m. on the first day of camp and depart after 2:30 p.m. on the final day of camp. We cannot guarantee transportation for arrivals after 11:00 a.m. on the first day of camp or departures before 2:30 p.m. on the final day of camp.

Is there an emergency number?

To get a message to your son or in case of an emergency, you may call the basketball office at (352) 375-4683 ext. 1-4200.

UF Youth Protection Training for Summer Camps

Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by The University of Florida Athletic Association are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, and/or number restrictions as specified by each camp.

For camps occurring prior to May 1, 2015, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers currently in 9th grade or higher for the 2014-15 academic year. For camps occurring after May 1, 2015, UAA policy allows participation in overnight/resident camps only for campers that will be in 9th grade or higher for the 2015-16 academic year. Please refer to each sport's camp page for additional information

Only parents or legal guardians may provide personally identifiable information through the University of Florida websites.

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