We are no longer accepting Parent Applications and Camper Surveys for the 2013 Summer Science Sleuths at Duke. Teacher Nominations will be accepted until March 5, 2013.
The 2013 application is open to any current 7th or 8th grader who is a US Citizen, regardless of race, creed, socioeconomic background or cultural heritage. Applicants must be able to participate in the entire camp session from June 16-29, 2013. Those who would need to leave camp before June 29 should not apply.
Applicants must be in good health. Each camper must be able to participate in outdoor summer recreational and athletic activities. Campers who can not participate 100% will be sent home.
There are three (3) parts to the application process. The Parent Application will be completed by a parent or guardian, the Camper Survey will be completed by the camper without parental help, and the Teacher Nomination will be submitted by a teacher that knows the camper well.
A teacher, a parent or a student may initiate the application process.
Note to teachers: Teachers should feel free to nominate a student, even if they have not received a parental request to do so. In this case, we will follow up with the parent to request the submission of a Parent Application and Camper Survey to complete the application.
Note to parents: Before you begin the Parent Application, please have the name and email address of the teacher who will submit the Teacher Nomination. When the Parent Application is submitted, the teacher will automatically receive an email with a link to the Teacher Nomination form. Please follow-up with the teacher to make sure that s/he can access the form. A teacher may nominate a student for camp prior to the completion of the Parent Application or Camper Survey.
Note to students: When you submit the online Camper Survey, please be very honest and realistic with your answers. The Camper Survey is not a test. The information from the Camper Survey helps us tailor the camp activities to the campers' interests and abilities. Once the Camper Survey is submitted, your parent will receive an email reminding them to complete the Parent Application, which will trigger a request for the Teacher Nomination.
Only applications that are completed online will be considered. DO NOT print the application and mail it to us.
Links to application forms:
Parent Application should be completed by a parent/guardian. It is due February 5, 2013 for returning campers and February 25, 2013 for new applicants.
Camper Survey should be completed by the student without parental help. It is due February 5, 2013 for returning campers and February 25, 2013 for new applicants.
Teacher Nomination should be completed by a teacher who knows the camper well. It is due March 5, 2013.
The Duke Center for Science Education will review the applications. Twenty (20) current 7th graders and 20 current 8th graders will be invited to participate in Summer Science Sleuths at Duke, June 16-29, 2013. Returning eighth graders that receive an invitation to re-apply to the 2013 camp will be given priority. Remaining spaces for 8th graders will be filled with new campers from the 8th grade applicant pool. The session for 9th graders will be filled by invitation only with campers who have participated in at least one session of Summer Science Sleuths at Duke in 7th or 8th grade. Applicants will be notified around March 30, 2013.
Dates to remember:
January 10, 2013: Application period opens.
February 5, 2013: Application period closes for returning campers.
February 25, 2013: Application period closes for new applicants.
March 5, 2013: Teacher Nomination is due.
March 30, 2013: Applicants are notified by email of selection status. Information about pre-camp forms will be provided.
April 30, 2013: Pre-camp forms due. See the Forms and Lists page for links to all of the forms.
May 1, 2013: Travel arrangements through Cardinal Travel must be completed. See the Coming and Going page for contact information.
June 16, 2013: Campers arrive at the dorm.
June 29, 2013: End of camp. Campers move out of the dorm and depart camp at 8:30 AM.