The content below holds all information and rules required to ensure a smooth experience for the attendee and governs all sports camps held at WPI.
For specific information on each sport camp, plus what to bring, click here.
See you on the fields!
Camps are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with NO on-site registration.
Drop-off and Pick-up
Sports Camps run each day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with drop-off beginning at 8:45 am, and pick-up ending by 4:15 pm. Please note that we do not have before or after-hours care available. Drop-off and pick-up takes place at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center, located at 151 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA. Please park in the parking garage adjacent to the Sports and Recreation Center and accompany the camper to the check-in and check-out area each day.
*Rowing Camp has pick-up and drop-off at WPI on Monday only. Pick up and drop-off from Tuesday thru Saturday will take place at the Donahue Rowing Center, located at 237 N. Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury MA.
Lunch and Dining Hall Information
Participants eat lunch in our WPI dining facility. There is a variety of food selections that include a salad bar, grill station, hot entrees, deli sandwiches, pizza, pasta, fruit, and desserts. We are happy to accommodate participants with food allergies and other dietary concerns, including, but not limited to vegan, vegetarian, and Halal meals. If there is a dietary accommodation, please inform our office by June 1 so that we can provide the best dining experience for your participant.
Additional Information to Note:
- We have a Balance U Station that prepares a tasty menu line without the “Top 8” allergens or gluten (milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybean). Our culinary staff and associates at the station are all specially trained to limit cross-contact during food prep.
- There is an area of the dining hall, called S.P.A.C.E. (Special Product Allergen Controlled Eating) which has a wide variety of packaged gluten-free foods, cereals, snacks, breads, and prepared pasta. A toaster and microwave oven are also available in this area, and are used only for gluten-free foods to minimize cross-contamination. Non-dairy milk beverages are also available.
- We have a limited nut exposure policy; Nuts/nut oils are not used in any of our food production areas.
- We do not permit outside food in the dining as a precaution for food allergies and other dietary concerns.
During summer programs, the entire WPI community is involved in supporting our programs, including our WPI coaches and undergraduate students. They are carefully selected due to their demonstrated leadership skills, maturity, experience with youth, and ability to serve as a role model. All staff have been through training and a background check.
Health care is provided during all times of the camps, by a certified trainer or registered nurse. If your participant needs to take prescription medication while on campus, this should be given to the health care staff when they first arrive on campus at drop-off. Families will pick up the medication from the nursing staff on the last day of the program. Prescriptions must be in their original packaging with the prescribing physician and dosage listed.
Campus Police and WPI community work collaboratively to keep our campus a safe and enjoyable place to live and visit. For further information about the Campus Police Department, please visit their website.
All summer program participants are required to wear lanyards with ID Cards or badges for identification purposes and are not permitted to leave campus without staff knowledge.
The WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs and the Athletic Department strive to provide a safe, secure, educational and fun environment for our summer programs participants. In order to achieve this, we ask that all parents, guardians and participants follow all policies that are outlined.
Please visit our Program Policies webpage for complete details.
Forms and Payment
We require the following items to be submitted by June 1 so that we can fully prepare all of our camps and programs. All forms can be uploaded through your Active.com account. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs by phone at 508-831-4900 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Payment in full.
- A copy of the camper’s most recent physical and immunizations from a physician. These documents must be within the last 18 months.
- (optional) A headshot photo of the camper so that it can be included on the roster for coaches and medical staff. The photograph should be of the head and shoulders only and clearly show your face without hats, sunglasses, headphones, or other accessories. The photo should preferably have a plain white background and saved as a .jpg.