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Frequently asked questions about Youth Education

Youth Education’s Policies and Procedures

In order to ensure the best possible experience for your child, we ask that you read carefully and adhere to Youth Education’s Policies and Procedures.
Policies and Procedures.

General Information

Summer registration opens around the beginning of February.
Starting the summer of 2020, Youth Education will send a summer schedule instead of a full catalog. The summer schedule will be available by the beginning of February.
To secure a spot in the class, payment needs to be taken at time of registration either online, by phone, or in our office (540 Arapeen Drive #210). Payment Plans are available. Please call for more information, some restrictions apply.
Generally, all camps and classes are a weeklong and vary between half-day and full-day.
Online registration closes the Thursday before camp starts. We can take phone registrations until the Friday before the camp begins, if it isn't full.
Outside of fencing and golf, all other athletic camps are hosted through the University's athletic department. You can contact athletic summer camps (football, basketball, soccer): or 801-581-8171.
We offer a 15% discount on tuition for all current U employees. Scholarships may be available for those who qualify. Please, visit our scholarship page for more information.
Parents are not allowed to sit in on any of our camps or classes. We’ve found that children behave better without their parents in the class. Exceptions must be approved by Youth Education and the instructor.
If you’re interested in teaching a class for us, contact us at
Yes. We aim to provide a fulfilling and meaningful experience for all students. If your student requires special accommodations, please contact the Youth Education office at 801-581-6984 well in advance. To get a better idea of what accommodations are available, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 801-581-8365.
Youth Education does not issue refunds or partial refunds for absences. If a student misses a day, they are encouraged to come all other days.
  • Effective December 1st, 2019, our waitlist policy will be on a first come first serve basis. Every Wednesday, parents/guardians will be contacted via email notifying them of openings in the corresponding classes and camps. To claim a spot, you must you call Youth Education at 801-581-6984 to register.

*Note: you will not be removed from the wait list unless you request it. You will remain on the list in case another spot opens up.

Campus Camps

Most of our instructors are teachers. Instructors can also be graduate students and industry professionals in their field.
Yes, we do offer residential camps, however, offerings change from year to year. Please see our current camp offerings for residential options.

Youth Academy of Excellence

YAE is designed for bright and motivated students. Those in gifted and talented programs are especially encouraged to enroll. A formal application is not required.

Pre-college at the U

Typically, our instructors are University of Utah graduate students or faculty.
Yes, some of our camps have residential options.

High School classes

We have found that students generally increase their scores by two to three points (difference between diagnostic test score at the beginning of the class and the full-scale proctored test at the end of the class).
Yes. The exception is English literature and creative writing (each a half credit, but students have the option of taking both for a full credit).
For English literature & composition, the homework is mostly reading. For creative writing, the homework often involves bringing a typed piece to class to be critiqued.>
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