The University of Iowa’s resident halls have become cash free. You will be able to load your campers ID/room key with money. Please put small amounts on it at a time. This money is non-refundable. There is a convenient store/market in the residence hall that the campers can purchase snacks with their ID. If the camper participates in the optional campus tour, there will be time to purchase items at the Memorial Union. Therefore, you camper may need a little spending money. PLEASE have them leave all money locked in their room while at practice. There is an ATM machine located in Hillcrest lounge.
A pillow, and sheets are provided when staying as a resident in the residence halls, and the rooms are air conditioned. If you have trouble staying cool or warm, you might want to bring a small fan or a light blanket.
All pay phones have been removed from the Field House and residence halls. You’re welcome to bring a cellphone; however, we are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property. If you need to make an emergency phone call, contact your counselor or coach and they will assist you.
Three meals a day are included in your resident fee, with lunch and dinner provided in the commuter fee. You may purchase snacks at the convenience shop, vending machines, or bring snacks from home to keep in your room. There are no refrigerators in the residence hall rooms. The convenience store does sell snacks and drinks, however they are only open at night.
There is a laundry facility in Hillcrest dormitory for your use, and you will need to purchase a laundry card from the Hillcrest front desk. The charge for laundry is $1 each for washing and drying, and you must purchase a card from the front desk. Laundry cards come in $5 and $10 increments, and the front desk does not make change. The convenience store does sell laundry soap, however they are only open at night, so you might want to consider bringing your own laundry soap with you.
You need to bring a towel, wash cloth and all toiletries necessary in your daily routine. Bring a cover up and shoes to wear to and from the showers, as they are not private showers and are located at the end of each hall.
When your camp allows you free time, bring casual clothes and your swim suit. Swimming is allowed during designated times with a lifeguard on duty. We will also have organized activities for you to join, such as movie night, dodge ball, cards, and other activities as requested.
Breakfast is served at the same time every day before your first session. A counselor will knock on your door to see if you are awake, however if for some reason you want to get up a little earlier, you might want to bring an alarm clock.