Athletic Camps on the Brown Bears Campus
Living in a Residence Hall
Each room provides typical college furniture - bed, desk and chair, dresser, wireless internet and trash can. 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. Many campers find that cell phones are a more convenient alternative.
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.
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 assigned to single, double, triple occupancy rooms or single-sex suites in various residence halls on campus. Some campers may request a roommate in advance of arrival when they register. Every residence hall is different so the number of double rooms available may be limited in some buildings. 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. We are only able to honor roommate, suitemate, floormate, or same building requests that are made in advance.
Arriving to Campus
Transportation from TF Green Airport, Providence Train Station, Bus Station
Residential staff will be available to accompany campers to and from the following locations: TF Green Airport in Rhode Island, Providence Train Station or Providence bus station (100 Gaspee Street, Providence RI, 2 Kennedy Plaza, and Peter Pan Bus Terminal, 1 Peter Pan Way, Providence RI). We may not be able to accommodate requests received later than 1 week prior to start of camp. The fee for transportation is $35/each way.
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 early arrival or late departure is $75/night and includes room and board (Dinner is available until 7:30pm in the dining hall).
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 bedspread or comforter
- You may also wish to bring a mattress cover or pad
- Towels and face cloths
- Alarm clock
- Desk lamp (Halogen lamps are not permitted in the residence halls)
- Clothes hangers
- Mug/drinking glass
- 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.
- Clothes iron
- Laundry bag and detergent
- Recreation and sports equipment
- Laptop computer
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."
If you are locked out of your room, contact your Resident ial Advisor. A fee of $25 will be charged to your bill for each lock-out.
Lost/Stolen/No Returned Keys
Report lost or stolen keys to your Residential Advisor. A fee of $75.00 per key will be charged for each lost or stolen key. Every effort will be made to change locks within 24 hours of a report that a room key is missing.
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. A key (s) not returned necessitates a lock change and a fee of $75.00 will be charged to you.
Lock-Outs, Lost Keys and Lost I.D. Cards
Campers are responsible for their room key and I.D. card at all times. Students who lock themselves out of their rooms or who lose keys and access cards pay the following charges:
- $25 for each lockout
- $75 for each lost key and lock change
- $15 the first time a card is lost, with increments of an additional $15 for each subsequent loss
Note: Campers who do not return their room key when they check-out of their room will be charged $75 for a lock change.