Health, Wellness & Safety


Health Care and Student Safety

UNH and its youth programs are committed to providing a community that is welcoming, inclusive, diverse, and equitable. Our values include civility and mutual respect with minor students and their families, as well as supporting that same respect among our youth participants.

Further, the health and safety of all UNH youth program participants is important to us, and we strive to maintain a healthy environment that promotes safety and enjoyment for all.

Families should review the information below and click on the links to learn more.

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Health Care/Nutritional Needs

UNH hires a dedicated Summer Youth Program nurse who is available to all youth program staff, students, and families. The nurse provides triage medical care in the case of illness or injury.

The nurse also assists families with any pre-planning for medical concerns, and helps program staff and families in determining the appropriate administration of any medications a student may be taking while at the youth program.

Additionally, a UNH dietician is available for all Durham campus programs if special food arrangements are required in the dining hall. Please review the Allergy & Nutrition Information document below for more information. If a student requires specific meal planning, a parent/guardian must contact the dietician at least two weeks prior to arriving on campus.

Feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.

Student Support Needs

The University of New Hampshire seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive youth program experience for all participants. Reasonable accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, Section 504 and applicable state law, may be requested by parents/guardians to support participation of individuals with disabilities in youth camps and other youth activities.

Students with Learning, Behavioral, Physical and Medical Needs

Open communication with families is important for us to meet student needs. If the student has a learning, physical, dietary, behavioral, mental health, or medical need that requires accommodation, awareness, or support, please provide that information during the registration process.

Please refer to our general "Essential Skills" document for an understanding of the basic structure, expectations, and activities of our youth programs. If additional student support is being requested, please complete the "Support Needs/Accommodation Request Form" as soon as possible after the initial registration date.

Communicating with us early allows for sufficient time for UNH staff to follow up with families, if needed, and results in the student's maximum success in the youth program. However, we also encourage students & families to contact us with questions or concerns. The following documents provide helpful information:

Student Conduct Expectations

In order for all youth participants to have a safe and comfortable experience, we ask that all parents/guardians review our Code of Conduct with their student before arriving at the program. The document is provided here, along with an outline of the steps that may be taken should a conduct issue arise during a UNH youth program: