Parents and Teachers

Who will direct Be WISE Camp?

The teaching staff is comprised of certified teachers. Many have taught in the camp for over 5 years and two staff teachers began their experience with Be WISE as campers. They come from all over Ohio, with backgrounds in teaching elementary to high school.

OBJECTIVES FOR ALL CAMPERS:

– To develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
– To solve real-life problems through STEM.
– To design products using Engineering Design Process.
– To try something new.
– To work together as a team.
– To consider taking more Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and STEM  classes in high school and college.
– To build self-esteem.
– To reduce math and science anxiety.

CAMPER EXPECTATION LIST:

Campers are expected to:

  1. Arrive on time for classes.
  2. Participate in class and all-camp activities.
  3. Wear name badge on shirt for every camp activity.
  4. Treat the Blendon Woods facilities with respect…no careless or willful mistreatment of equipment, shelters or the environment.
  5. Remain with “family” group at ALL times unless instructed otherwise; permission to leave an activity/class and/or “family” group must be received from the counselor or other administrative or teaching staff.
  6. Always walk with another camper or staff member…never walk alone anywhere.
  7. Refrain from possession and/or use of any form of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products. 
  8. Have fun, meet new friends, and successfully experience new challenges.

Failure to abide by the above rules is grounds for expulsion from camp. Parents will be notified to arrange for camper transportation home. No refund will be given.

High school, college, and post college girls with previous Be WISE camp experience are hired as counselors.

  • There is one counselor assigned to a “family” group, and is with the group for the entire week
  • Counselors escort campers to all classes and activities.

INSURANCE:

Campers are expected to provide their own medical insurance.  Blendon Woods does not assume direct responsibility for the health care of those who are using the facilities of the university for summer programs. In the event of injury or illness, campers will be transported to either  Urgent Care Gahanna/New Albany, 5610 North Hamlton Rd, Gahanna and emergency care treatment to Mount Carmel St. Ann’s in Westerville, Ohio.