Youth Education Program Policies & Procedures
Youth Education

In order to ensure the best possible experience for your child, we ask that you read carefully and adhere to the following policies. Please be aware that your child is not officially registered for the course when the registration is submitted. You will be sent a confirmation email or letter that will include additional information for you to review and return.

For policies regarding student data security and privacy, please see our Continuing Education Privacy and Security Policy page.

Have Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers.

Youth Education requires that those picking up students ages 2-13 are listed as approved to do so (including parents). This person will also be asked to provide a photo ID for check-out. Please be sure to have that with you as your child will not be checked out to those who do not provide proper identification. Children ages 9-13 will be allowed to check themselves out with permission from the parent. To authorize self-check-out or to add people to your pick-up list, please call us at 801-581-6984 or log into your account and update your information.
All Youth Education camps and classes are designed for the specific age group listed. Students who are outside of the posted age range are not permitted to enroll. Please contact us for questions.
You will need to be prompt in dropping off and picking up your child. The University of Utah does not assume responsibility for any child dropped off unattended. Please do not drop off your child more than ten minutes before the class begins. If a child is not picked up promptly after class, you will be charged a late fee of $5.00 for each 10 minutes the child is left unattended at the classroom. This does not apply if you are delayed due to an emergency. Please contact the Youth Education staff at 801-581-6984 to alert us to any emergency situation, e.g. car trouble, etc.
There is a $10 fee to replace lost meal cards. If your child loses a meal card, you will be contacted by the Youth Education office to pay the fee or it will be added to the guardian account.
If you are not contacted by phone, please call 801-581-6984 for a class update. Do not assume the class is canceled due to weather. If you have not received any prior notice, please bring your child to the scheduled location where you will be met by an instructor or staff member and advised of the backup location or rescheduled date. You will be asked to transport your child to and from the backup location.
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.
Refund requests and withdrawal from classes must be made through Youth Education and can be submitted in person or over the phone at 801-581-6984. Parents are responsible for dropping all desired courses for their children. A 100% refund will be given for cancellations up to four (4) full weeks prior to the first day of class (eight (8) full weeks for residential camps). No refunds will be authorized after that, including no prorated refunds for partial attendance. No refunds are authorized in the event of a dismissal. Please contact us at 801-581-6984 if you have extenuating circumstances beyond student or parent control. For ACT preparatory courses, please see Test Preparation FAQ.
If fewer than the minimum number enroll, the class will be cancelled. Parents will be notified in advance and will receive a full refund. Classes require a minimum enrollment before they can be held.
Parents and students are expected to abide by parking restrictions at all course locations. For courses at the U of U campus, parents with students of driving age may purchase parking passes at Vehicles may be ticketed if parked in a restricted area or without a parking permit. For questions concerning parking restrictions, please call 801-581-6415.
Half-tuition is not available for benefits-eligible University employees as is outlined in the University bylaws. However, we do offer a 15% discount on tuition for all current U employees. Some tuition assistance is available for those who qualify for the federal free and reduced school lunch program.
We aim to provide a fulfilling and meaningful experience for all of our students. When you send your child to camp, you entrust us with their care. We take this responsibility seriously, but we are only as good as the information that we are given. Therefore, we ask that you work with us to provide detailed and accurate information so we can better prepare our team to create a positive and rewarding experience for your child. When we don't know about a particular child's needs, we may not be able to respond to their behavior properly. The better prepared we are before camp, the better we can help your child be successful once they are here. If your student requires special accommodations, please fill out the Liability Waiver as accurately as possible and well in advance. To get a better idea of what accommodations are available, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 801-581-8365.

The purpose of good classroom management is to provide an environment conducive to learning. Teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to learn. An extremely disruptive student interrupts the learning experience and upsets the other children.

Students are expected to abide by these rules:

  1. Follow directions
  2. Show respect with your words and body
  3. Think "Safety First!"

Our policy in handling disruptive children is as follows: First, the instructor will discuss the situation with the student; on the second occurrence, the instructor will notify the parent. If the situation continues uncorrected, the Youth Education staff will contact the parent and the student will be dismissed. No refunds will be authorized in the event of a dismissal.

Youth Education has a zero-tolerance policy. Any student who is threatening the safety of themselves, other students, or the instructors will be immediately removed and no refund will be issued.

All drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products (including e-cigarettes or vapes) are prohibited from Youth Education programs. If a student is caught with any prohibited items, they will be removed from the class and no refund will be issued.

Our waitlist policy will be on a first come first serve basis. As seats become available, parents/guardians will be contacted via email notifying them of openings in the corresponding classes and camps. To claim a spot, follow the instructions in the email. 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.

At Youth Education, we strongly discourage campers from bringing any personal electronic devices. Not only are they vulnerable to being taken, forgotten, and broken, they discourage personal interaction and participation. Campers that bring electronic devices and accessories do so at their own risk. If campers do bring these items, counselors will ask that they keep these devices in their bags and out of sight throughout the camp day. If your camper fails to meet this requirement, our staff may hold on to items until pick-up. We want campers to interact with each other and the counselors while being active for the best camp experience possible! If you need to reach your child, please call our office at 801-581-6984.