Students Dig Camp T.U.R.F.
Overview: Camp T.U.R.F. is a 2-week, residential academy at Oklahoma State University – Stillwater. Students will interact with professors and explore a variety of careers in horticulture and landscaping, with hands-on activities at botanical gardens, field research stations, a turfgrass research center, greenhouses, research laboratories and design laboratories, as well as special OSU facilities such as the Insect Zoo. Helpful sessions about college admission, financial aid, and skills for success will be included in the academy. Evening and recreational activities are also planned.
Place and Time: Camp T.U.R.F. will be conducted from the evening of Sunday, June 9 to the evening of Friday, June 21, 2012. Accepted students will be housed in residential suites on campus (with roommates). The academy is free for students. All expenses (food, transportation during the academy, suites) are paid by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Attendees are only required to provide their own transportation to and from the academy.
Supervision: Male and female counselors will reside in the suites with the academy students. They will be responsible for the participants in the evenings, serving as escorts and chaperones to evening activities. During the day, the camp director and professors will accompany the students to all classes and field trips.
Selection criteria: Students must be Oklahoma residents entering their freshman or sophomore year of high school in the fall of 2013. Applications will be accepted beginning March 15, 2013. Selected applicants will be notified starting April 1, 2013. For more information, contact Shelley Mitchell, email@example.com, 405-744-5755.