Quad Cities Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

 Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer Enrichment Programs

How do I register my child for a summer youth program?

Parents may register their child using the online registration form on this website www.wiu.edu/qci or they can download a printable registration form and return with a $100 deposit or full payment. Completed registration forms with payment can be returned to the following address:

WIU-QC Initiatives c/o Jim Rabchuk
Rm. 1211
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

Can I fax in the registration form to reserve a spot and send my payment later?

You may fax in your completed registration form to (309) 762-8980. It is very important that you mail or walk-in payment to our office, however. Once we have received your $100 deposit/ full payment for camp, then we will consider your child registered.

If something happens and my child cannot attend the program, will I receive a refund?

This depends upon when the cancellation occurs. Please refer to the program brochure for further details or call the QC College of Arts and Sciences Office at (309) 762-7095 or (309) 762-9481.

I am on the wait list. What does this mean for my registration?

The wait list is organized by the date we receive your registration. We will hold your check, but will not process payment until space becomes available through a cancellation. At that time we will call you to explain that a cancellation has occurred and ask if your child would still like to join the program. If approval is given, we will process your payment. If there is no space available, we will return your check in the mail.

How will I know if the program has been cancelled?

An email is sent indicating that the program has been cancelled and a refund is processed and sent back to you.

Should I send my child with a daily lunch?

Lunches are provided for participants in the Muggles Camps. In order to reduce costs for the Math Camps (which have the additional expense of field trips), we may not provide every lunch for your student. A detailed schedule indicating which lunches will be provided will be included in the  "Last Tips" email that is sent to each student approximately one week before the program begins with suggestions on what personal items to bring (such as a light sweater for cool classrooms).

Please Note: Quad Cities Initiatives does not take responsibility for lost or damaged items and recommends that valuables or large sums of cash remain at home. Any item brought by a student is the sole responsibility of the student.

How much money will my child need to bring?

Students do not need to bring cash with them.  If they plan to use the vending machines, this is only allowed at the end of the program day.  In this case, we recommend that they bring less than $5 in small bills. Related program costs are included in the registration fee.

Do I need to send supplies for the program with my child?

In general, no. If there is a specific item which is needed for that particular program year, we will contact you with information on the cost and location to purchase this low cost item. Pencils, paper, and instructional supplies are furnished as part of the registration fee.

Where do you get your faculty members?

Western faculty members, faculty assistants, local school teachers, and subject area experts and professionals typically instruct in our programs.

How do you maintain safety on campus?

Our instructors and student assistants undergo a criminal background check as part of the program. Campus Security patrols the campus and is advised of ongoing programs in the event of an unexpected medical emergency. Students are accompanied by instructors and staff during the program for all instructional portions, lunch, and program-related activities.

Can a staff member administer the participant's medication?

No. Program staff members do not distribute medication. We recommend that parents send pill packs and directions with their child to make it easier for him/her to remember when to take medication.

In case of an emergency, what type of medical care is provided?

Program staff has access to a first-aid kit and are prepared to care for minor ailments such as headaches, cuts, and scrapes. In the event of a more serious medical issue, parents are informed and appropriate medical attention is administered. In the event that a student has need of a visit to the emergency room, s/he will be accompanied by a responsible program staff member to Unity Point for medical treatment. Your signed medical forms are used to quickly contact you and secure medical treatment. Because program participants do not qualify for university health care, parents should check family insurance policies for health and accident coverage.

What type of recreational activities will the participants be doing?

We strive to find a balance between learning and fun. A number of activities are incorporated into the program’s learning activities including study trips to local attractions in order to provide recreation within each program. Depending upon the program, students may visit the Sylvan Slough, West Lake, Black Hawk State Park, or ride on the Channel Cat. Program-related games and activities include such games as Quidditch, chess, and Dueling Wands for the Muggles Camp and paddle boarding for Math Camp.

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