Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus
Living in a Residence Hall
Linens, pillow cases and towels (Twin Extra-Long) are not provided for campers. Please also note that the residence halls do not have A/C. Bringing a fan is recommended. Most campers find that cell phones are a convenient way to stay in touch with family members while at camp. Telephone service is available in all rooms, but you must bring your own telephone and answering machine. The most reliable and easiest way to make long distance calls is with a pre-paid calling card sold at the Brown Bookstore.
A team of carefully selected and trained Residence Directors (RDs) and Residential Advisors (RAs) live in the residence halls. These skilled and caring adult professionals and Brown undergraduates are on hand to assist you in navigating the transition from home to your sports camp.
To provide a typical Brown University experience, and due to the volume of residential campers arriving each week, campers are randomly assigned a roommate so that they can build friendships with new people. Campers are typically assigned to double occupancy rooms or single-sex suites in various residence halls on campus. Campers may request a roommate in advance of arrival when they register. Roommate requests will be honored when possible but are not guaranteed. Please notify us if you have a request for special housing accommodations by filling out the Disability and Medical Accommodation Form and please provide a maximum amount of notice.
There are laundry facilities in the basements of all residence halls. All washers & dryers operate using Bear Bucks. To pay for laundry services you must purchase a bear Bucks Guest Card for $1.00 at any Value Port machine. You will need to supply your own detergent, softener and bleach.
Additional (Early Arrival/Late Departure) Housing
Although campers should make every effort to plan their travel to Brown based on their camp start and end date, procedures are in place to accommodate 1 day early arrival and 1 day late departure for those campers who are traveling from long distances and need to work around flight schedules. The cost for additional housing is $75/night and includes room and board (Dinner is available until 7:30 pm in the dining hall).
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What to Bring
- Clothing: Shorts, T-shirts, pants, etc.
- Sheets for your twin, extra long size bed (36 by 80 inches, approximately 6 inches thick.)
- A blanket
- You may also wish to bring a mattress cover or pad
- Towels and face cloths
- Alarm clock
- Water bottle
- Toothbrush, toiletries, soap
You will find in your room: bed, desk and chair, dresser, wireless internet and trash can.
Students should bring a fan, as the dormitories have no air conditioning.
- Laundry bag and detergent
- Recreation and sports equipment
You may NOT bring pets, cooking devices, air conditioners, or motor vehicles to campus (except commuter students).
Brown University issues one room key to each camper assigned a room in a Brown residence hall during summer months. Campers are expected to be in possession of their room key whenever they leave the room, even if it's "just for a minute."
All keys are due immediately upon checking out of your room. This is necessary both for reasons of security and to allow us to make the room available for the next resident. Campers receive information about where and how to return keys once on campus.