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College Preparation Camp

Camp Dates: June 22-27, 2014

Online registration

Purpose:
This camp will help high school students get a feel for college life. Campers will attend classes taught by various Transylvania faculty. You might receive a lecture in music, chemistry, or philosophy, to name a few. We want to give you a college experience. Many of the lectures you will hear are actually lectures the professors use in the classroom! Evening classes will help prepare campers for ACT and SAT exams. There will be two evening classes of math preparation and two evening classes of verbal preparation.

Eligibility:
This camp is for students who will be entering grades 10 through 12 in the fall. For this camp, you must have a grade average of at least a B, and be recommended by two individuals, one of them a teacher or counselor who verifies your grades and confirms that you are interested in and could benefit from the camp’s program. Recommendation letters should be mailed to: Academic Camp, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508 and should be received by May 1.

Duration:
Five days and nights (Sunday night through Friday morning)

Cost:
Transylvania University and the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund support this camp for students from the Appalachian Region. The total cost for those students is the $75 registration fee, which must be returned with the completed application form by May 1. There are a limited number of spots available for students from other regions who want the experience; the cost to the non-supported students is $325. The $75 registration fee will be refunded if the applicant is not selected to participate. Students selected for the camp will be notified by May 15.

Accommodations:
Campers will live in Transylvania’s residence halls and will be served three meals daily in the cafeteria. The first meal served will be breakfast on Monday.

Facilities:
Transylvania’s library, computer laboratories, recreational facilities, and classrooms will be available to camp participants.

Computing Facilities:
Transylvania has an extensive computing network with terminals and micro-computers available for campers. Each student will have an assigned computer during the camp.

Instruction:
Kenny Moorman, professor of computer science, and Mike LeVan, associate professor of mathematics, will serve as instructors. Transylvania students will supervise the computer laboratories and will live with campers in the residence halls.

Daily Schedule:
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 – 9 a.m. Study
9 – 11:30 a.m. Lecture and Discussion
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Study
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Recreation (swimming and other sports)
5 – 6 p.m. Dinner
6 – 7:30 p.m. ACT/SAT Preparation
7:30 – 11 p.m. Recreation
11 p.m. Supervised Lights Out

Enrollment:
Enrollment will be limited to 25 campers from the Appalachian region and 15 from non-Appalachian regions.

Additional Information:
The camp is coeducational. Campers, their parents, and relatives agree to abide by the rules and regulations established for the health, safety, and welfare of the campers. Conduct judged not in the best interest of the camp will result in a camper's dismissal without refund of camp fees.

There will be no allowance for refund for late arrival or early departure. The camp is not responsible for loss of personal property.

The parent or guardian grants Transylvania University the right to use, for publicity or advertising purposes in any medium, the camper's name and hometown as well as any camp-related photographs, statements, and letters involving the camper.

For more information, please contact Kenny Moorman (859) 233-8245, Mike LeVan (859) 233-8603, or Charlotte Taraba (859) 233-8228. Review the brochure for further application requirements.

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