Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs about Pride Camp

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How old do I have to be to attend Pride Camp?

Campers must be at least 14 by the first day of Pride Camp (July 13, 2020), and may attend camp through the summer of their senior year (age 18). Unfortunately, no exceptions on age will be made for campers who do not meet the age requirements to attend Pride Camp.

What does the registration fee include?

  1. Instruction by Iowa Safe Schools and other influential community leaders
  2. Pride Camp t-shirts, back pack, and water bottle
  3. Engaging daily activities and programming each day
  4. Camp-wide activities
  5. Campus room and board in University dorms
  6. All meals from Monday evening through Friday afternoon
  7. 10:1 camper to counselor ratio

What do I need to do to be registered for Pride Camp?

  1. Pay either an initial deposit or the full registration by clicking the link below
  2. Download the Camper Registration Packet, located on the 'Register' page
  3. Fill out the Camper Registration Packet in its entirety (This means that ALL forms must be filled out and signed by either a camper over 18 or a parent/guardian. This includes:

  • Camper Health Information
  • Medical Insurance Information
  • Camper Health History Form 1
  • Camper Health History Form 2
  • "What Have We Forgotten to Ask" Section
  • Emergency Contact Information Form
  • Photo Release Form
  • Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form
  • Pride Camp Roommate Questionnaire
  • Pride Camp Rules Contract
  • Verification of Full Disclosure



  • Pay any remaining balance to register for Pride Camp


***PLEASE NOTE*** None of these forms are optional, and forms must be received by Iowa Safe Schools by June 30th, 2020. Campers with missing packets, missing portions of packets, or missing signatures will NOT be allowed to attend Pride Camp.

Do I have to participate in all the activities offered at Pride Camp?

Of course! Pride Camp staff do their best to create engaging and interactive workshops and activities for campers. Participating in all camp activities will make your Pride Camp experience more memorable, and we strongly recommend that campers try their best at each event throughout the day. There will be opportunities for campers to choose an activity they are more interested in, and different learning tracks allow for campers to dive into subjects and areas that most interest them.


While staff will not force participation, campers are required to be at the activity location or with their teams during every all-camp activity.

When is Drop Off & Pick Up for Pride Camp?

 Drop off begins no earlier than 10:30AM and runs until 11:30AM.

Pick up on Jul 19th is promptly at 12:30PM. 


*Campers not picked up by 12:30PM at the end of the camp will be supervised by Iowa Safe Schools staff. A fee of $1 per minute will be charged beginning at the conclusion of camp, payable upon pickup. For example, if a child is picked up at 12:45PM who is in a camp ending at 12:30PM, there will be a charge of $15. Every attempt will be made to contact all of the approved and authorized people listed on the Registration Form. If no one on the list is reachable within one hour of camp concluding, and the child has not been picked up, the local police department will be contacted. 

I’m not very athletic, will I have a good time at Pride Camp? I don't want to feel left out.

Yes! Pride Camp offers a wide variety of activities for campers to choose from throughout their stay. Not every activity is physical, and there will be opportunities for campers to dive into their creative side during camp. In addition, many campers will find that Pride Camp is the perfect place to step outside their comfort zone and try something new!


The first activity we do at Pride Camp is designed to allow campers to meet new people, and most of what we do is geared towards helping campers get to know their peers and make friends quickly. Going to camp for the first time can be scary, but there are tons of opportunities for campers to dive into things that truly interest them, and where they will find peers that enjoy the same things. 

FAQs about PRide Camp University & Pride Camp University Jr.

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How old do I have to be to attend Pride Camp University or Pride Camp University Jr.?

Pride Camp University is open to students in 6th-8th grade, and are ages 11-13.


Pride Camp University Jr. is open to students in 3rd-5th grade, and are ages 8-10.

What do I need to do to enroll my camper in Pride Camp University or Pride Camp University Jr.?

1.   Pay either an initial deposit or the full registration by clicking the link below

2.  Download the Pride Camp University Camper Registration Packet, located on the 'Register' page

3.  Fill out the Camper Registration Packet in its entirety (This means that ALL forms must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. This includes:

  • Camper Health Information
  • Medical Insurance Information
  • Camper Health History Form 1
  • Camper Health History Form 2
  • "What Have We Forgotten to Ask" Section
  • Emergency Contact Information Form
  • Photo Release Form
  • Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form
  • Pick Up Authorization Form
  • Pride Camp Rules Contract
  • Verification of Full Disclosure

***PLEASE NOTE*** None of these forms are optional, and forms must be received by Iowa Safe Schools by June 30th, 2020. Campers with missing packets, missing portions of packets, or missing signatures will NOT be allowed to attend Pride Camp University/Pride Camp University Jr.

4.   Pay any remaining balance to register for Pride Camp 

What does the registration fee for Pride Camp University or Pride Camp University Jr. include?

  1. Instruction by Iowa Safe Schools and other influential community leaders
  2. Pride Camp t-shirt, back pack, and more Pride Camp swag
  3. Engaging daily activities and programming each day
  4. Camp-wide activities
  5. Continental breakfast items and brown bag lunch
  6. 10:1 camper to counselor ratio

What time is pick up and drop off?

Drop off begins no earlier than 8:30am and runs until 9:00am.


Pick up is promptly at 4:00pm.  

**Children not picked up at the end of the camp day will be supervised by Iowa Safe Schools staff. A fee of $1 per minute will be charged beginning at the conclusion of camp, payable upon pickup. For example, if a child is picked up at 4:25 p.m. who is in a camp ending at 4 p.m., there will be a charge of $25. Every attempt will be made to contact all of the approved and authorized people listed on the Registration Form. If no one on the list is reachable within one hour of camp concluding, and the child has not been picked up, the local police department will be contacted. 

What if I need to add or delete someone from the Registration Form who is authorized to pick-up?

You may change pick up information at the sign in/sign out table. You must present I.D. to the staff and they will be happy to update the information. If it is the day of, you need to get in contact with the camp staff and give them the updated information. 

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What if I need to pick up my camper early? Or drop off late?

Our staff does their best to accommodate late arrivals and early departures. Please communicate with your child’s camp staff either in person during the drop off or pick up. Please be sure you know where to meet the camp at least a day in advance. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide transportation for their camper to or from a field trip destination or camp location if a late drop-off or early pick-up is needed.  Please note that there is no prorate for dropping off a camper late or picking them up early. 

Am I required to sign my camper in and out daily?

YES. For the protection of each camper, Iowa Safe Schools requires all children to be properly signed in by an adult and turned over to an Iowa Safe Schools staff person. At the end of each camp day, only those persons who are designated as being appropriate will be allowed to pick the camper up from camp. Be sure to complete the Registration Form with at least four individuals. Please bring picture identification each day. All authorized persons must be 18 years of age or older. 


PLEASE NOTE: It is our responsibility to see that your child leaves with the appropriate person each day. We will ask for identification. Please do not be offended. This is done with your child’s safety in mind. Parents are responsible for resolving any issues that may arise from their child’s participation in our programs. Iowa Safe Schools will not get involved in disputes between parents. A child may be removed from the program until parents are able to resolve their differences.

What if my camper needs to take medication during camp?

Iowa Safe Schools is not medication-management certified and is unable to administer prescription medication to children during Pride Camp University/Pride Camp University Junior. It is your responsibility as a parent/custodial guardian to make medication arrangements for your camper. 

What if my camper has allergies?

Iowa Safe Schools recognizes the potentially serious consequences of children with allergies and the allergic reactions that may be brought on by certain foods and other substances. We ask parents to complete the Registration Packet in its entirety, and clearly identify the severity of any allergic situation with their child. A reminder that Iowa Safe Schools is not authorized to distribute medication to campers. The Camp Director/ Coordinator will contact the parent or guardian directly in the case of a medical emergency. In the event they cannot be reached, the signed authorization on the child’s Registration Form will allow Iowa Safe Schools to secure prompt treatment. Medical conditions/situations requiring ambulance service or medical attention are the financial responsibility of the guardian.

What if my camper becomes ill or gets injured while at camp?

If your camper becomes ill while at camp, our staff will contact you to pick him/ her up. Camp is not designed to handle ill children, so it is important to tend to your child in a timely manner. If your child is injured, staff will treat routine scrapes and cuts. In all cases of serious illness or accident, the Camp Director/ Coordinator will contact the parent or guardian directly. In the event they cannot be reached, the signed authorization on the child’s Registration Form will allow Iowa Safe Schools to secure prompt treatment. Injuries requiring ambulance service or medical attention are the financial responsibility of the guardian. A sick camper is to be kept home for the camper’s sake as well as others. Many communicable diseases begin with cold-like symptoms. If your child has a communicable disease, please notify Iowa Safe Schools staff as soon as possible. Iowa Safe Schools reserves the right to turn your child away if they appear to be ill or injured. This policy is for the protection of your child as well as the other children in the program.

How do I communicate with the Pride Camp University/Pride Camp University Junior Staff?

Exchange of information between parents and staff provides on-sight for both parties. The format may be formal or informal. It is vital you inform us of changes happening in your family. These influence the way in which your child relates to others. Staff members can better provide for a child’s needs if they are aware of the situation. We will treat this information with the utmost confidence.