Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the 2016 camp?

Monday through Thursday, August 1-4, 2016

How do I apply?

See a teacher or administrator at your school.

Do I need a parking pass for UB lots?

For the Greiner Hall dorms, parents can park in the Fargo lot directly in front of Greiner. Parking in front of Davis Hall can be either the Jarvis A or Jarvis B lots.

How many family members can attend the opening/closing ceremonies?

Because of space and food limitations, we regret that no more than one to two (1-2) guests per camper.

Will there by food? What about special diets?

Yes. We will be serving a boxed lunch on the first and last days of the camp that cater to all dietary preferences.

Are meals included in the camp? Should my camper bring money and if so, how much?

All meals are included with the cost of the camp and will be served three (3) times per day along with two (2) snack times in between. There is no further cost associated with these meals.

There will be field trips or opportunities for campers to purchase candy, snacks, or other items from vending machines on campus. Therefore, campers are welcome to keep about $20 dollars (in small bills) on hand if they so choose. This, however, is optional.

Can campers bring their cell phones?

Yes, but students will be instructed to turn them off during the daytime hours and activities of the camp. Phone use is permitted only during mealtimes. If this privilege is violated, cell phones will be temporarily confiscated by the camp’s chaperones.

Can I call my student while they are at the camp?

Generally, no. Cell phone use is permitted only during mealtimes.

How do I reach my camper in case of emergency?

If you need to reach your camper in an emergency, please contact UB Police (716-645-2222) with your student’s name and ask them to alert one of our chaperones.

One of our head chaperones will then return your call immediately.

What is the dress attire for daily activities?

Since August is a very hot month, shorts and appropriate, non-revealing tops for both genders are permitted. However, shorts must be no shorter than the student’s fingertips when the student relaxes their hands at their sides. Low cut tops are not permitted nor are shirts with offensive sayings or imagery.

Flip flops are permitted but closed-toe shoes with rubber/nonslip soles are required for all field trips and lab work.

The business etiquette lunch requires business casual dress.

What is "business casual" attire for female campers?

COLORS: avoid loud neon or shiny fabrics.

APPEARANCE: always aim for modesty over current trends. Avoid low-cut, shoulder-bearing tops, logos, or overly embellished designs. Skirts should never be more than 1-2 inches above the knee.
Depending on the weather, tights or nylons are optional but should be in neutral colors such as black, beige or any color matching your skin tone. Avoid any tights that have flashy designs or patterns.

FACE: minimal face preparation (i.e. face washing or translucent acne cream) is mandatory and any makeup should be simple, low-key and complimentary of your natural features and skin tone. Avoid loud colors, heavy eyeliner, or dark lipsticks.

HAIR: may be worn up or down but must be clean and neat. If using bobby pins or hair gels, keep it minimal and use only to pin hair away from your face.

SCENT: deodorant is a must but minimal use of a softly scented perfume or lotion is optional. Some people may be allergic to certain scents so please keep it minimal.

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES: small, simple accessories such as necklaces, earrings, watches, rings or bracelets are fine so long as they are simple and don’t distract from your face. No more than one ring per hand, one necklace, and one set of simple earrings (i.e. one earring per ear). Furthermore, avoid jewelry that makes loud, “clacky” noises as this is a distraction from the meaningful conversations you will be having with the industry professionals.

Facial jewelry should always be removed or replaced with a more neutral alternative that blends with your skin-tone.

TOPS: no brands or logos (e.g. Bebe, Nike, Abercrombie, etc.) should be visible anywhere on the outside of your clothing. Be sure that all buttons are intact and that the shirt fits you comfortably when you are standing and sitting down.

BOTTOMS: stay away from denim but do indulge in fabrics such as cotton, silk, or other blends that look more polished. Don’t forget to clean, iron, and press your clothes.

SHOES: closed toe shoes are mandatory and heels should be flat or no higher than 1 inch. No sneakers or any other outside track shoes.

What is "business casual" attire for male campers?

COLORS: avoid loud neon or shiny fabrics.

APPEARANCE: modesty is key. Avoid muscle shirts or tanks tops and always wear a plain white t-shirt or tank top underneath your dress shirt.

FACE: minimal face preparation (i.e. face washing or translucent acne cream) is mandatory. If using a blemish or acne concealer, be sure that it matches you skin tone and blended appropriately.

HAIR: must be clean, combed and contain minimal amounts of hair product. Avoid spikey hair styles, blowouts, mohawks, or any other alternative style that could be considered distracting. Furthermore, while the ideal hair length for men is short, hair that hangs past the ears should be clean, neat, and either slicked or tied back in a neat ponytail or braid. Use minimal styling products with little to no noticeable scent.

SCENT: deodorant is a must for everyone but minimal use of a soft cologne or aftershave is optional. Some people may be allergic to certain scents so please keep it minimal.

JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES: small, simple accessories such as necklaces or chains, earrings or studs, watches, rings or bracelets are fine so long as they are simple and don’t distract from your face. No more than one ring per hand, one necklace, and one set of earrings (one earring per ear) should be worn at a time. Furthermore, avoid jewelry that makes loud, “clacky” noises as this is a distraction from the meaningful conversations you will be having with the industry executives.
Facial jewelry should be removed or replaced with a more neutral alternative that blends in with your skin-tone.

TOPS: no brands or logos (e.g. Nike, Abercrombie, etc.) should be visible anywhere on the outside of your clothing. Be sure that all buttons are intact and that the shirt fits you comfortably when you are standing and sitting down. The perfect business casual shirt is a neatly pressed, long-sleeved, collared, button-up shirt with an optional tie in a color complimentary to the shirt. The tie should be a solid color with no images, sayings or designs.
If you choose to go without a tie, then a white t-shirt should be worn underneath. The collared shirt should be buttoned up enough to hide the shirt beneath and all shirts should always be tucked in.

BOTTOMS: no denim should ever be worn for a business casual event. Instead, opt for slacks made from fabrics such as cotton or other blends that look more polished. The most appropriate pants to wear are clean and pressed slacks that are tailored appropriately and in neutral colors such as black, brown, grey, beige or khaki. All slacks should be worn with a simple, unembellished belt that is also in a neutral color such as black or brown. Furthermore, pants should fit such that underwear or boxers are not visible when standing or sitting down.

SHOES: closed-toe dress shoes or Penny Loafers are appropriate so long as they are low-heeled and free of dirt or scuff marks. Appropriate shoe colors are black, brown or even beige and all shoes must be worn with neutrally colored socks. Sneakers or any other outside, casual track shoes are inappropriate.