CAMP WILDFLOWER FAQ

What is your refund policy?

You may cancel a registration up to seven business days prior to the start of your camp week and receive a full refund minus a $35 fee. Cancellations made within seven days of the first day of camp will not receive a refund.

Is there a camp waitlist?

Yes. When a camp week fills, we will create a waitlist and post it on the respective camp page. The process is similar to registering for a camp program but at no cost. If you do not see a waitlist but the camp is full, please email us and we will send you the registration link.

Should I monitor your website for camp cancellations?

No need for that. If a camp you want is currently full, add yourself to the waitlist (see previous question) and you will be notified about an open spot. When a cancellation occurs, that doesn’t automatically open a slot to the public; rather, we reference waitlists to fill spots.

What if I am experiencing a problem with the registration website?

Registration for Camp Wildflower goes through a system of the University of Texas at Austin. Call 512.471.0594 or email the University of Texas at Austin for support.

Is there a discount for members?

Yes. The membership discount for K-5 camps is $50.

How do I apply my member discount to my camp program purchase?

To receive the discount, members must enter the promo codeat checkout as well as their valid member ID number. You member ID number can be found on your member ID card. Need helping finding your member ID information? Call 512.232.0100 or email us.

I’m a UT employee; do I get a discount?

Yes. As an active UT student or employee you receive $25 off. Email us from your UT address for the discount code.

How long is the camp day?

The K-5 camps are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What does my child need every day for camp?

Campers should bring a packed lunch and two snacks. Please consider packing peanut-free items as a safety consideration for campers who may have allergies. Soda is not permitted. Every camper must bring a refillable water bottle and optional water bottle carrier. Campers should also pack sunscreen and bug spray and refrain from bringing any unnecessary items such as expensive cameras, phones or video games. The Wildflower Center is not responsible for any camper’s personal items that may be lost, stolen or damaged. We encourage you to label your campers’ belongings with their full name in permanent marker or labels.

What should my child wear?

Campers need to dress appropriately for the weather in comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Water shoes and synthetic sandals can be packed for creek-play days. A hat and backpack (with an extra set of clothes) are highly recommended. No wheeled shoes are permitted. Please apply sunscreen and insect repellent before arrival.

What will my child be doing every day?

Every camp week has a different theme, so activities are thematic. However, every week is filled with songs, games, hiking, journaling, icebreakers and more! Think of the weekly camp theme as a lens rather than a rigid curriculum.

Where do I drop off or pick up my child every day?

Please drop off campers in their designated Classrooms (downstairs from our Great Hall) or at the Little House. Drop-off spot designations for each group will be emailed prior to camp. If you must arrive late after 9:30 a.m., please check in with the Admissions Kiosk staff. Pickup for all groups takes place in the Little House and Little House Garden. Please be prepared to show your I.D. to camp staff at pickup. A detailed map of all pertinent camp locations on-site and other important info will be emailed prior to camp.

What if I need to pick my child up early or miss a day?

Make sure your child’s camp counselor and/or camp director know. All camp staff have portable radios, so a Wildflower Center front desk or kiosk staff member can radio to camp groups for early pickup. If your child will be absent, please notify a counselor in advance or call 512.232.0100 and inform staff (or leave a voicemail with your child’s name and whether the camper will miss the full or a partial day). No refunds will be issued for missed days.

Who are my children’s camp counselors?

Camp counselors are typically college seniors or graduates who have had some combination of the following: extensive experience working with youth in various capacities; a science degree which may or may not include botany, geography, biology or geology; experience working at the Wildflower Center either as a volunteer, intern or previous camp counselor. All camp staff are trained according to UT’s Youth Protection Program standards which includes background checks, child protection training and first aid.

I have two or more children in different grade levels. Can I register them together?

Sorry, no. Each age bracket (grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5) is designed and planned specifically for that age group.