Wolverine Athletic Camps

Each summer, the University of Michigan campus is filled with more than 7,000 youth athletic campers in more than 20 different types of camps. Participants from all over the country attend sports camps at the University of Michigan. The information that follows will help you prepare for your time at U-M. to Wolverine Athletic Camps at the University of Michigan. We look forward to making your stay enjoyable and memorable.

Keycards and Lanyards

The keycards you get at registration are programmed to give you access to your room and hall bathroom. You’ll also show your keycard in order to get your meals in the residence hall dining room.

You must wear your keycard in its holder with the lanyard at all times when you are in the residence hall. Do not loan your keycard or keycard holder to anyone. If your lanyard and keycard are not visible, University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (U-M DPSS) personnel and University Housing representatives will ask to see identification.

Keycards are returned at check-out.

Commuter Meals

Campers commuting from home can purchase meal cards online in order to eat lunch and/or dinner in the residence hall dining room.

These must be ordered, in advance, through our online purchasing system and will no longer be sold on-site during registration.

Dietary Needs

If you’re eating meals with us in the residence halls and have questions or need assistance with any dietary needs for a camper, please visit the M|Dining website for information that will help guide you through our dining facilities.


Your sport camp staff will let you know when and where registration will be held for your camp. During registration, you’ll stop at four different tables:

  1. Fill Out Table: This is where you’ll turn in the signed Acknowledgement of University Housing Rules and Regulations and fill out Registration Cards (with your parents). Parents or guardians are required to list the names of every adult permitted to pick up the camper and sign the back of the card. You’ll also hear instructions for what to do after registration, so be sure to listen carefully.
  2. Checker Table: At this table, you’ll turn in your Registration Cards and get your room assignment, keycard, and keycard holder. Also, residential campers will receive lanyards to attach to their keycard holders. You must wear the lanyards and keycard holders at all times when in your residence hall–this helps us keep you safe.

Late Registration: Campers who can’t make the scheduled registration time will be able to register later in the residence hall.

Room Assignments

We assign rooms in the residential halls by camp, gender and age.

  • Campers will be in the same hall as other members of their particular sport camp.
  • Male and female campers stay on separate floors to eliminate unsupervised interaction between campers of the opposite sex.
  • Campers will be in halls with other campers their own age. If two campers of different ages would like to stay together, we will assign a room based on the younger camper’s age. We will not place a younger camper in an older hall.

There are no room guarantees. We assign all campers to double rooms and we fill all rooms to capacity, regardless of roommate requests. Single rooms are not available to campers.

Roommate Requests: If campers would like to room together, the first camper to arrive may request a spot for his/her desired roommate by telling the camp staff member the name and age of the desired roommate. The best way to facilitate roommate requests is for campers to arrive at registration together.

Evening Activities

Camp activities are offered each evening. Campers are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities, including:

  • Games (card games, table tennis, board games, water balloon toss)
  • Crafts
  • Karaoke
  • A 4th meal will be offered each night as the exclusive option for campers late night meals and snacks. Tickets are an additional $8.00 per night per camper and can be purchased during registration or each night at the dining hall. The 4th meal is an all you care to buffet style meal offering a variety of items such as pizza, hamburgers, french fries, ice cream, and more!

Hall Meeting

A hall meeting will be held the 1st and last night of camp at 10:00pm to cover rules, schedules, emergencies, and check-out procedures. Every camper is required to attend.


Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on campus:

Campus Emergency Telephones are located throughout campus and are identified by a blue light on the top of the booth. This telephone will put the caller directly in contact with the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (U-M DPSS). Exterior building phones, located outside the residence halls, may be used to call the Division of Public Safety and Security by dialing 3-1131 or 911.

Fire: In the event of a fire, pull the alarm and leave the building immediately. Proceed as guided by your Summer Program Staff.

Electrical Storms: During the summer, Ann Arbor may experience dangerous electrical storms. Participants should remain indoors and away from windows during the storm.

Power Outages: During the day, proceed to an area that has natural light or go outside. Do not light candles.

Tornados: A Tornado Watch means that a tornado is expected to develop. A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has actually been sighted.

In the event of a Tornado Warning:

  • the city of Ann Arbor alarm system will emit a steady tone for 3 to 5 minutes
  • take cover by going to ground level or below
  • stand in an interior corridor on the lowest floor or in the basement
  • stay away from windows and glass
  • avoid large rooms with free-span roofs
  • remain calm and help others to remain calm
  • listen to a radio for the latest information and instructions
  • there will be no “all clear” alarm sounded

Locked Residence Halls: All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Access is restricted to summer program participants and authorized staff. For the safety of everyone in the residence halls, never prop open an exterior door.

Keyless Lock Door Entry System: All room and bathroom doors have keyless locks, which require a keycard.

Locking Room Doors: Room doors must be locked at all times. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to enter a room and steal property.

Crimes Against Property: Any theft or malicious destruction should be reported to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.

Security: University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (U-M DPSS) personnel patrol the residence halls to monitor activities, respond to emergency calls, and check exterior doors. At night, security personnel are on duty in the building to provide security coverage and to respond to emergencies.

Routine and Emergency Maintenance in Rooms: On occasion, University of Michigan maintenance staff must enter a room to provide routine or emergency maintenance. Any time someone appears who does not belong in the hall, behaves in a suspicious manner, or threatens another’s safety, dial 911.

Traffic: Ann Arbor streets are very busy and there are many one-way streets. Use extreme caution when crossing the street.

Campus Construction Areas: All construction areas are off limits. Do not enter any construction area.

Feeling Ill?

Athletic campers who feel ill should report to the sport trainer associated with their camp. If you feel ill at night, report to your Camp Counselor residing in the hall.

Check Out

Your sport camp staff will let you know the camp’s specific check out time. There are no late check outs.

In order to check out, campers must:

  • Collect their belongings from the rooms
  • Turn in their keycards and holder to the front desk