Overnight Campers

Housing

Overnight Campers will be housed in Manzanita Hall, an ASU dorm that is located approximately half a mile away from The Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex. The dorm rooms are configured as 2 double-bedrooms with a suite-style bathroom. Overnight Campers will have one roommate and share a bathroom with the adjoining suite. Additionally, each dorm room is equipped with a microfridge. 


Female campers will be housed together, and male campers will be housed together. For everyone's safety, camp counselors will stay in separate suites during the overnight summer camps. All camp counselors are part of the Bob Bowman Sun Devil Swim Camps coaching staff and have cleared an extensive background check. 


Overnight Campers will have access to the lounges and communal areas of the dorm to relax. These areas are equipped with TVs for the campers to use. In addition, Overnight Campers will have access to Manzanita Hall's Wifi Guest Network throughout the building. 


Each Overnight Camper will receive a linen package upon arrival, which consists of 1 pillow, 1 blanket, 1 pillowcase, 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet, 1 bath towel, and 1 wash cloth. Overnight Campers will also receive an access card to Manzanita and a key to their assigned dorm room. Please keep in mind that there will be fees for damaged/lost linens and lost access cards and/or keys. Following the conclusion of camp, the ASU dorm staff will inspect each room for any damages; Overnight Campers will be financially responsible for any damages to the dorm during their stay.

Dining

The Overnight Campers will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Tooker House Dining Hall, an on-campus dining hall that is located between Manzanita Hall and the pool. In addition, Overnight Campers may bring personal snacks and drinks to keep in their dorm rooms. 

Roommates

During the registration process on Eventbrite, Overnight Campers may request two potential roommates. We will make every effort to accommodate roommate preferences; however, we cannot guarantee these requests. Overnight Campers who do not list roommate requests during registration will be paired with another Overnight Camper of the same sex and similar age. 

Packing List

CLOTHING

  • Comfortable and casual clothes, including t-shirts, shorts/lightweight pants, lightweight sweatshirt, and socks
  • Underwear
  • Personal toiletries
  • Alarm clock

GEAR

  • Caps and goggles
  • Fins
  • Paddles
  • Snorkel (optional)
  • Kickboard (optional)
  • Pull buoy (optional) 

FOOD & WATER

  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle

OTHER

  • Towels (we recommend two for each day of camp)
  • Swimsuits (we recommend two for each day of camp)
  • Deck shoes
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Dryland gear (exercise clothes, workout shoes, etc.)
  • Cell phones, computers and other electronics are allowed. Please note that Bob Bowman Sun Devil Swim Camps is not responsible for any damaged or stolen goods. 

PROHIBITED ITEMS*

  • Firearms
  • Knives and all other sharp objects
  • Matches and Lighters
  • Straight razors
  • Rope
  • Illegal drugs and alcohol
  • Tobacco (including e-cigs and vaporizers)

*Possession of any of these items or similar items will result in the camper's immediate expulsion from the camp without refund.

Check-in & Check-out

Overnight Campers will check-in on the first day of camp in the lobby of Manzanita Hall. At this time, Overnight Campers will receive their access cards and dorm room keys, and then they will have time to unpack and get comfortable in their assigned rooms. Parents or guardians are welcome to help campers unpack at this time. 


Following room inspections on the last day of camp, Overnight Campers will check-out in the lobby of Manzanita Hall. 


Overnight Campers have three options for check-in and check-out on the first and last days of camp. 

     1. Parent or legal guardian check-in and check-out

  • A parent or legal guardian is responsible for check-in on the first day of camp and check-out on the last day of camp.

     2. Designation of check-in and/or check-out

  • A parent or legal guardian may designate someone else to check-in and check-out the camper. 

     3. Camper self check-in and check-out 

  • Campers who are traveling alone to camp may self check-in and self check-out for camp. In this scenario, someone from our coaching staff will meet and escort campers to and from the Sky Harbor Airport using the public tram system. 


All travel logistic details will be requested and documented on each camper’s transportation forms, which will be distributed closer to the camp dates. 

Parents, Guardians, & Family Visits

Once Overnight Campers are unpacked and settled in their dorm rooms, parents, guardians, and families are not allowed back in the dorms. 


Parents, guardians, and families are invited to watch the swim sessions in the stands. Please be mindful that the spectator area of the pool is uncovered. Make sure to bring your hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen!  

Safety in the Summer Heat

Typically, the hottest average temperature for the month of June in Arizona is between 102 and 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Arizona’s summer climate is unique for most, so please make sure your camper is mindful of the following: 

  • Hydrate with plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Wear sunscreen and reapply throughout the day.
  • Wear shoes on the pool deck, as the concrete can get very warm.


Our utmost concern is the safety of all campers, and it is always helpful to have these messages reinforced at home before arriving at camp.