WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?

In most cases, sessions are taught either solely by OSU-Cascades or OSU faculty members, or a combination of faculty and student researchers.  Refer to our Summer Academy tracks for more information.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER ACADEMY?

Any high school student entering grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall.

 

DO I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TRANSPORTATION DURING THE DAY?

All activities occurring off campus during programming will have transportation arranged by OSU-Cascades event staff members. Day Program participants will need private transportation to and from campus each day.

 

HOW ARE STUDENTS BEING SUPERVISED DURING SUMMER ACADEMY?

During the day, program assistants and chaperones will be supervising the students for classroom activities, travel around campus, and outdoor activities. Additionally, our Cascades Adventures or hired external partners will be with your students during any of our excursion activities. Once back at campus, our overnight program is supervised by our Summer Conference resident assistant staff, the chaperones and our program director.

 

WHAT DO STUDENTS DO AFTER DINNER FOR THE OVERNIGHT PROGRAM?

Chaperones and our Conference Services resident assistant staff will provide evening activities, ranging from movie nights to board games and low-ropes team building activities. Student teams will also work together on projects and program reflection activities.

 

WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST MY STUDENT TAKES FOR THE OVERNIGHT PROGRAM?

For the overnight program, students have a fully furnished room with sheets and towels included, as well as access to free guest WiFi and cable television in the main lounges. Our recommendations are:

  1. Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  2. Clothes for the week
  3. All bed linens, pillows, towels, etc.  XL Twin beds provided, along with storage furniture in rooms, but campers are required to bring everything else (think summer camp).
  4. Laptop, tablet, books, games and anything they would like to have as entertainment in their rooms after the day’s activities to unwind
  5. Identification, insurance cards, emergency contacts

 

WHAT CAN WE DO IF GETTING TO CAMPUS IS TOO DIFFICULT?

For guests arriving from 3+ hours away, out-of-state, and internationally, we may be able to work with you on options ranging from overnight accommodations for parent/guardian/families, to airport shuttle runs. We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity, so let us know if this is something that we can accommodate! Please contact Nathan Moses directly regarding transportation challenges prior to registration.

 

WHAT IF MY STUDENT HAS DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? WILL THEY BE ACCOMMODATED?

In the initial registration, we ask for this specifically, and participants have the ability to let us know exactly what they need. Our dining staff does an incredible job of accommodating our campus community’s dietary needs during the school year.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW FOR CHECK-IN?

Day Program – Participants will need to check-in at the designated location (Obsidian Hall) and receive their meal card and ID badge. If valid state IDs are not available, please be sure that parents/guardians are there for check-in.

Overnight Program – Participants will need to check-in at Obsidian Hall between 1 and 2:45 p.m. on the first day (Sunday) of your program, and will receive their meal card, ID badge and room access card. They may take all belongings to their room, and then report to the residence hall main lobby for tours and other activities. If valid state IDs are not available, please be sure that parents/guardians are there for check-in.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE EVENT?

At the concluding event, participants will share reflections on the week, submit/present final projects, and take a quick assessment of their adventures during the camp to help us to continue to grow the program.

 

HOW DOES MY STUDENT GET THE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP? IS IT TRANSFERABLE TO CORVALLIS?

The $500 scholarship can be applied toward OSU-Cascades tuition for the fall term immediately following senior year, and is applicable only to our campus here in Bend. Simply by completing the program, OSU-Cascades Enrollment Services will retain this information and apply this scholarship to the student's first term here at the university.

 

WHAT IS THE COST OF ATTENDANCE?

Overnight Option - $945, includes:

  • 6 days of programming with daily classes in selected track and outdoor recreation trips including transportation and equipment
  • 5 nights of accommodations in OSU-Cascades residence hall supervised by live-in conference housing resident advisor staff and camp chaperones
  • 5 nights of evening programming in residence hall
  • Bring bed linens, towels, pillows; make it as comfortable as you like.
  • All meals + snacks
  • A $500 scholarship to OSU-Cascades that can be applied toward tuition for the fall term immediately following senior year

Day Option - $675, includes:

  • 6 days of programming with daily classes in selected track and outdoor recreation trips including transportation and equipment
  • All meals + snacks
  • A $500 scholarship to OSU-Cascades that can be applied toward tuition for the fall term immediately following senior year

 

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY FOR THE SUMMER ACADEMY?

Due to the nature of this special event, refunds can ONLY be given in the following circumstances:

  • Before May 1, 2022 – Full Refund + $50 cancelation fee
  • Between May 1, 2022 and July 1, 2022 - 50% Refund
  • After July 1 - We cannot accept refund requests; full fees are retained

Please note that refund requests between initial time of payment and prior to July 1 will be accessed a $50 administrative cancelation fee.

 

Is Financial Assistance Available FOR THIS PROGRAM?

We have financial assistance available for students who identify with underserved populations in Central Oregon. You can apply for this scholarship here.

Scholarship Awards will be reviewed and notifications will begin going out beginning April 1, 2022, and will occur at the beginning of each month until July 5.

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Summer Academy program director Nathan Moses.

 

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