Parents & 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.

All campers and their counselors stay in dorms along with 12 adults including a registered nurse.

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, meals, and evening all-camp activities.
  2. Participate in class and all-camp activities.
  3. Wear name badge on shirt for every camp activity.
  4. Attend all “family” meetings.
  5. Treat the Kenyon College facilities with respect…no careless or willful mistreatment of equipment and/or classrooms and dorm rooms.
  6. Remain with “family” group and on campus 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.
  7. Always walk on campus with another camper or staff member…never walk alone anywhere.
  8. Sleep in assigned dorm rooms.
  9. Refrain from possession and/or use of any form of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products.  All prescription and over-the-counter drugs must be logged in with the Camp Nurse during Registration.
  10. 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 are two counselors assigned to a “family” group, and are with the group for the entire week (2 counselors per 14 to 20 girls)
  • Counselors escort campers to all classes and activities.

INSURANCE:

Campers are expected to provide their own medical insurance.  Kenyon College does not assume direct responsibility for the health care of those who are using the facilities of the university for summer programs. A registered camp nurse is on call 24 hours a day. In the event of injury or illness, campers will be transported to either  Mt. Vernon Urgent Care  or  Knox Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.