Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do participants have to be a 4-H member to attend?
A: Big Red Summer Academic Camps are open to ALL youth. Previous or current club membership in the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program is not required.
Q: Can a May 2013 high school graduate participate in the camp?
A: Yes, 2013 high school graduates may attend the 2013 Big Red Summer Academic Camps.
Q: Is financial assistance provided for the tuition fee?
A: Scholarships are available. To apply for a camp scholarship, complete the form and submit it along with the completed registration materials and check for the full tuition fee, postmarked by April 1, 2013. Winners will be notified by April 19 and will receive a $100 refund when they arrive at camp this summer. Scholarships are for camp registration fees only and do not cover the cost of transportation or other expenses.
Q: What does the participant limit mean?
A: Enrollment for the Big Red Summer Academic Camp focus areas is limited to a number selected by the faculty teaching that particular focus area. Focus areas will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants are encouraged to enroll early in order to save a spot in their selected focus area.
Q: Do camp participants spend the night at camp?
A: Big Red Summer Academic Camps are residential camps. This means that all housing will be provided for all participants throughout the duration of camp. Camp participants will stay in an on-campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Residence Hall, allowing them to experience first-hand the living environment of college students. During 2013, participants will stay in Burr Hall on the UNL East Campus, located at 1701 N 35th Street, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Q: Are meals provided during camp?
A: All meals will be provided for all participants. While most meals will be catered to the location of the focus area workshop or camp event, participants will also have the chance to experience dining in a UNL residence hall and in an off-campus, Lincoln-based restaurant. If any dietary concerns exist, enrolled camp participants may share this information on the Nebraska 4-H Health and Permission Form that will be sent to them prior to the camp.
Q: What do participants bring to camp?
A: Casual, comfortable clothing is appropriate for all activities. While the tuition fee covers all meals and program expenses, participants may choose to bring money for snacks and any personal items. Participants will be staying in a University of Nebraska–Lincoln Residence Hall, where sheets, pillows, and pillowcases will be provided; however, they will need to bring blankets, towels, and an alarm clock. A confirmation letter with additional details about what to bring, as well as a schedule of events, will be sent to participants prior to camp. Supplies will depend upon the focus area selected.
Q: Can family members see what their participant learned during camp?
A: To celebrate the work of Big Red Summer Academic Camp participants, family members are invited to a capstone event to see the work that was completed throughout camp. Additional information about the date, time, and location of the focus area's capstone event will be shared with in the confirmation letter sent to participants prior to camp.
Q: What time is camp check-in and check-out?
A: For most Big Red Summer Academic Camps, camp check-in is in the evening from 7-8pm on the first day of camp at the residence hall in which camp participants will be staying. Most participants must be checked out by 3:30pm on the final day of camp, following the conclusion of their focus area's capstone event.
Exact check-in and check-out information will be shared in the confirmation letter sent to participants prior to camp.