Thank you for your interest in our 2017 MBK Charleston Summer Camp! The two day, fun-filled event is scheduled for August 3-5, 2017 at Charleston Southern University. The camp will provide mentoring, personal development and STEM enrichment for rising 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th grade boys of color. The program, as part of the National MBK initiative, aims to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys of color to ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
During the two-day event, participants will stay on campus for ONE NIGHT ONLY. (NOTE: Campers are REQUIRED to stay overnight, no exceptions!). All chaperones are required to complete a thorough background investigation.
Over the course of the camp, participants will:
Tour the CSU campus
Participate in hands-on computer science and cyber security activities
Meet with college admissions advisors
Learn valuable interpersonal skills and techniques
Engage with a diverse group of mentors
The boys should be dropped off at The Quads on August 3 at 9:00 a.m. Parking is available in the front of the dormitories. The boys will be picked up from the Dining Hall inside the Strom Thurmond Center on August 5 at 12:30 pm. with parking at the rear of the building. See Campus Map for the specific locations.
All boys attending the camp are REQUIRED to have a least 1 parent/guardian present during the day camp on August 5th. On that day, the parent only session(s) will be conducted to walk parents/guardians through the process of preparing their child(ren) for college. NOTE: Parents should arrive promptly at 9:00 am on August 5th at the Dining Hall in the Strom Thurmond Center at Charleston Southern University.
Transportation to and from the camp will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Parking is available throughout campus (Campus Map)
While the 2017 MBK Charleston Summer Camp is a free event, space is limited. Students ARE NOT automatically admitted into the camp, but must apply. Upon completion and submittal of the application, the MBK Charleston Summer Camp committee will review and notify the applicant of their decision by July 28, 2017. A completed application file includes the following: Registration Form and uploaded Liability Waiver. All registrations forms must be completed and submitted online by July 21, 2017.
NOTE: The use of cellphones are prohibited during the instructional portions of the camp. Your child(ren) will be required to leave his phone in his assigned room during the day. If you have an emergency, please contact one of the MBK Summer Camp Program Coordinators listed below.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anishi Scott, Felicia Veasey, and/or Jenna Richardson. We sincerely hope you and your child(ren) will be able to attend this exciting event. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
MBK Summer Program Coordinators,
Anishi Scott, Jenna Richardson & Felicia Veasey
FOR CAMP INFORMATION, FAQ's, and more, check out www.mbkgc.org/camp