No. However, first time-campers must have two recommendation forms completed by school personnel. You can send the links to these online forms to the teachers you request.
The camp is for those entering 5th grade to entering 9th grade for the coming academic year. It is not based on the age of the camper.
There is an online application form which becomes available March 1st at noon.
For first-time campers, 2 positive teacher recommendation forms need to be completed by school personnel. These recommendations must be submitted by June 1st.
After the application has been received and reviewed, you will be notified of your acceptance into the institute. If you are a first-time camper and are missing recommendations, you will be notified of your provisional acceptance pending two positive recommendations. Accepted campers will be able to select class preferences beginning April 8 at Noon. You will receive an email verifying class assignments, usually within two weeks of class selections.
May 1st at noon registration opens for the camp by visiting the website link at carroll.edu/gifted-institute.
No. There is not a requirement to set a doctor’s appointment for the medical form. The parent or guardian must sign the form and upload it to our website. We must have this form in order for your child to attend the camp. The online medical form is only available to accepted campers once class selection opens.
You can expect to be notified of your acceptance status as early as April 1 and within two weeks of submitting your application. Beginning March 1st at noon, you can complete your application and pay the application fee. First-time campers will be notified of their acceptance into the institute after we have received and reviewed the teacher recommendation forms. Even if we do not receive both recommendations until after the registration opens (March 1), you should still register for the Gifted Institute and reserve your spot. We will hold your spot pending full acceptance until June 1st. If we do not receive the recommendations by June 1st, your classes will not be reserved, and you will be assigned classes based on availability once we do receive the recommendations.
Registration for class selection opens April 8th at noon. You will log back into the account you created when you completed the initial application. You will be asked to rank all classes from most-desired to least-desired. Class assignments are based on time of class selection and class capacity. At this time you may pay the full tuition amount of $595 or the tuition deposit of $300. The $300 tuition deposit is due at the time of class selections (as early as April 8 and no later than June 1). The remaining balance of $245 is due by July 1st.
Classes are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis according to the time of class registration and class capacity (and if both of the recommendations have been received for first-time campers). You will be asked to rank all classes from most-desired to least-desired. You will receive an email with class assignments, typically within 4 weeks of making your selections.
You will receive an email once camp registration has closed and classes have been assigned. This typically occurs about 4 weeks after registration opens.
When you fill out your application form, you may request a roommate. In order to honor requests, roommates need to be jointly requested (both campers requesting each other). We do not have triple occupancy room requests that can be honored as the limited triple units we have must be kept available for emergency placements. Due to Carroll College policy, there are no single occupancy rooms; all campers must have a roommate.
Groups are generally created around age groups. All groups have a counselor leader and are separated by gender. The groups are assigned rooms together and on the same dorm floor.
We can make arrangements for early pick up of campers. The sooner we know this information, the better as we do have to make arrangements for the roommate of that camper. Please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to liability and privacy concerns, we cannot coordinate carpooling. We may be able to create groups on our Facebook page for parties to coordinate that information themselves.