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Frequently Asked Questions (En Español - Preguntas Más Frecuentes)

checkmark What is the registration fee?

The registration fee forthe BOUNCE program is $1000 for 4 weeks. Partial scholarships are available for eligible participants. Please see the registration page for more information.

checkmark What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes participation in a 4-week program especially designed for girls between the ages of 9-14 with instruction in nutrition, counseling and physical activity (9:00 am -3:00 pm). All instruction is offered by qualified/certified instructors in each area of concentration. Also included in the registration fee participants will receive lunch and 2 healthy snacks daily, in addition to a BOUNCE t-shirt, water bottle, and scrapbook, etc.)

checkmark What can my daughter expect to do at BOUNCE? 

Each day will consist of fun activities where your daughter will interact and socialize with other young girls in the program. She will participate in various physical activities such as step aerobics, zumba and yoga . She will participate in daily nutrition classes where she will have the opportunity to help prepare healthy snacks while learning about healthy eating habits. There will be many opportunities to discuss the importance of self-esteem, positive body image and goal setting.

checkmark What should my daughter wear?

Athletic type pants or shorts and running shoes. No sandals allowed. Participants are required to wear running shoes at all times. If they do not they will be sent home for the day. No jeans or tight clothing will be allowed.

checkmark Where is the BOUNCE Program?

It is located at the Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Houston, 491 Farish Hall, Houston Texas, 77204-5029. We will meet in a general area for classroom instruction and in a large classroom for physical activity. Our office is located in Farish Hall room 318B.

checkmark How many participants can attend the program?

To maintain an ideal learning environment, we limit our participation to 40 girls. A ratio of eight girls per one instructor will be recognized at all times.

checkmark What paperwork do parents need to fill out before beginning the program?

Parents need to fill out all the forms on the registration page, including the eligibility checklist, the registration and release form, the physical examination form and the medical history form. Parents must have their child's physician fill out the Physical Examination form as well. All forms may be downloaded on the registration page of this website.

checkmarkCan I contact my daughter while she is at the program?

Girls may bring their cell phones and use them at the end of the day’s activities. If parents have an emergency, please call the main office number at 832-842-5921 and we will get the message to your daughter immediately. 

checkmark What if my daughter gets injured during BOUNCE?

We will administer first aid and contact you immediately. If you daughter is sick, she will be sent home.

checkmark What if my daughter wants to withdraw from the program?

Your daughter will be allowed to withdraw from the program at any time. Please note that your registration fee is non refundable.

checkmark What if my daughter is being bullied at the program?

Bullying, disrespecting and other negative behaviors will NOT be tolerated at BOUNCE. All girls who engage in these activities will be dismissed from the program. All participants must read and sign the rules before beginning the BOUNCE program.

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Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences, University of Houston, 3657 Cullen Blvd. Rm #491, Houston TX 77204-5029