How far is the University from Washington D.C. and Baltimore?
We are located just 9 miles from the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. and there is a metro stop located just 1 mile from campus which connects you by train to all of the attractions in the Nation's Capital. Baltimore is located 35 miles north of the campus and public transportation via the Marc train is located next to the metro stop.
What should I bring to camp?
Conferences & Visitor Services suggests that you bring athletic clothing, toiletries, linen for a twin bed, alarm clock, combination lock, towels, pillow and a fan.
Are the residence halls air conditioned?
No, this residence hall does not have air conditioning.
However, there may be floor lounges on each floor that are air conditioned to bring some relief from the heat.
We do recommend that you bring an oscillating fan for your individual room.
The university does not allow campers to bring personal window air-conditioning units due to safety regulations. Campers found with any personal window air-conditioning units will have 1 hour to remove them. If the units are not removed, campers will face a $500 charge for any air-conditioning units that are removed. The University is not responsible for any damage that may occur due to unauthorized air-conditioning units that are removed.
What about my child's dietary needs?
Most special dietary needs can be arranged for your child, providing adequate advance notification is given prior to your visit to campus. Special needs are likely to incur additional charges.
Can my child choose a friend to be in the same room?
Yes – if available*. You should be sure to write your roommate request on the camp forms, in order of roommate preference. If the camp form does not provide space for this request, please contact the camp coordinator directly to ask for this service.
*on occasion it might not be possible to match roommate requests together, and the camp and our office will do our best to accommodate your request.
What is the key policy at camp?
If the participant loses their key to the residence hall, there is an $85.00 charge. Conferences & Visitor Services will not accept the key after the day of check out. If you have any questions regarding lost keys, please contact Malia Witherspoon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I contact if I want to speak to my child?
The camp contact listed on the website, or the contact given to you directly by the camp managers.
What are the sleeping arrangements and what toilet and shower facilities exist?
Rooms range in size from single, double, triple and quad and each floor has a large community bathroom for residents to share. Each room is equipped with a regular twin bed and mattress, dresser, desk and desk chair for each resident.
What medical facilities are available and what medical staff is on campus?
The University of Maryland’s Health Center is available to guests that would like to receive evaluation of non-emergency medical complaints or follow up of chronic medical conditions. Guests can schedule appointments at 301.314.8184. If there is a life threatening emergency, please call 911. Visitors are charged a fee for office visits and for more information, visit the Health Center’s website at www.health.umd.edu.
Who can I call in the event of an emergency?
In the event of an emergency, you can contact the University of Maryland police at 301.405.3333 or the non-emergency police at 301.405.3555.
Is there internet access available?
Internet access is not available to the general public. In order to use the University’s wireless network, you must have a University directory ID and password. The general public does have access to use computers in the Stamp Student Union and McKeldin library.