Day Camp Rules and Guidelines Agreement Form


The UM Office of Pre-College Programs hosts a wide variety of academic programs and camps during the summer. All students participating in these programs are obliged to comply with the rules and guidelines related to their camp. Specific dates, times, locations, and updated information will be emailed to parents and students one week prior to the session.

Once parents/guardians have read the guidelines and rules carefully, please complete and certify the form below.

Medical Forms and Additional Paperwork

Parents or guardians are required to complete and return the listed items BEFORE a student is allowed to participate in a Pre-College Program’s summer day camp program. Each item is linked on the day camp webpage.

  • read and sign the following rules and guidelines,
  • complete a summer medical form,
  • complete the COVID compliance form, and
  • upload a copy of insurance card (front and back sides) and a parent/guardian’s drivers license


Daily drop-off is from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. each day in Lamar Hall for Rebel Quest and Makers and Mechanisms and the University of Mississippi Field Station for Ecology Day Camp. To ensure each students’ safety, an adult must walk the student in to the building and sign the student in each morning. We strongly encourage students to arrive by 8:30 a.m. so they will not miss out on any scheduled activities.

On Monday morning, Pre-College Programs staff will check in students, verify the receipt of all required documents, give each student their camp bag and name tag, and direct parents and students to the student’s classroom.

Rebel Quest and Makers and Mechanisms: Please note that Monday morning check in for all students will be in the lobby of Lamar Hall facing the Grove. Check-in Tuesday-Friday will be in students’ individual classrooms.

Ecology Day Camp: Check in for Ecology Day Camp students will be at the Education Building at the UM Field Station located at 15 County Road 202, Abbeville, MS.


Daily check-out is between 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. To ensure each students’ safety, an authorized adult must come to the student’s classroom and sign the student out each evening.

Items Needed Everyday

Backpack or tote bag, sunscreen, and a thermos or refillable water bottle (we will have provide one if the student does not have one).

Lunch and Snacks

Rebel Quest: Students should bring their own lunch from Monday-Thursday. They will be provided two (2) snacks per day and lunch on Friday courtesy of Rebel Quest.

Ecology Day Camp: Students should bring their own lunch from Monday-Friday. They will be provided two (2) snacks per day courtesy of Ecology Day Camp.

Makers and Mechanisms: Students should bring their own lunch from Monday-Friday. They will be provided two (2) snacks per day courtesy of Makers and Mechanisms.


Campers will be outside and active much of the time, so your child should wear comfortable, athletic, closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, or flip flops) and casual outfits that are appropriate for outdoor play. Girls should avoid wearing dresses if possible.  We want our campers to be cool and comfortable while participating in outdoor activities.


If your child suffers from an allergy or any other condition, please make sure that they have their medication with them at all times and communicate any medical needs or concerns with the Rebel Quest teachers and counselors. Please note that Pre-College Programs staff, teachers, and counselors cannot administer any medicine, even over the counter medicine, to students.

More Information

You will receive an email the week before each session of the day camp(s) for which the student is registered. The email will include the above information, details about special activities and field trips for the week, and any instructions related to the theme for the week.

Program Rules

Students will be expected to follow all rules set by their camp teacher and counselors. As rules and expectations will change based on the activity that the students are engaging in, students will be given clear instructions and expectations before and during each activity (i.e. crossing the road, playing in the Grove, working on a class activity, and swimming will all have different rules and expectations associated with them).

Consequences for Rule Violations

If a student repeatedly breaks these rules and therefore hinders the experience and safety of themselves and/or other students, they will be referred to the program coordinator. Referral to the coordinator the first time will result in a parent conference with the coordinator. Referral to the coordinator a second time will result in dismissal from the remainder of the week. Please note that all fees are non-refundable if a student is dismissed based on rule violations.

Excessive and Severe Violations

Note that excessive or severe rule violations are not tolerated and are grounds for immediate dismissal from the program. Excessive or severe rule violations may include violent conduct, bad language, bullying, disrespect, fighting, hitting, spitting, biting, or any conduct that violates The University of Mississippi Creed.


Day Camp Rules and Guidelines Agreement and Permissions

This form details expectations and guidelines for students participating in online or virtual programming.
  • Do you authorize UM to capture this participant's name, image, voice, or likeness in still photograph and audio or video recording? I understand that UM may use this content at its sole discretion for its educational purposes in all forms of media, including social media. I understand that I have no edit, inspection, or approval rights. I release, hold harmless, and covenant not to sue UM for any claims that may arise out of the use of my name, image, voice, or likeness including but not limited to, any claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, or copyright infringement.
  • Do you authorize the UM Office of Pre-College Programs to take your student on off-campus trips for activities related to the day camp?
  • Do you authorize the UM Office of Pre-College Programs to transport your student in a University of Mississippi vehicles?
  • Please enter your name to sign this form.