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**The 2023 application is now available!**

Camp Dates:  June 18-23, 2023

Current seventh and eighth grade girls new to B-WISER science camp should complete the online application(Please note that last year’s campers should instead apply for the Alumnae Camp; that link is sent via email to prior campers.)  If you access the application with the same computer, you should be able to update it until it is submitted.  If you use a different computer to continue with the application, you will need to re-enter your information.  NOTE that campers will need to enter their SCIENCE TEACHER’S EMAIL address in order to complete the application.

Applications will be accepted until the deadline of April 20 or the camp reaches capacity, whichever comes first.  In addition to the application (and any paperwork associated with scholarships), payment must be received by April 20th.  We accept online payments by electronic transfer through your bank account (no fee) or credit card (fees apply).  When mailing a check please make it payable to: The College of Wooster, and put “B-WISER” in the memo. 

Mail to:
B-WISER Science Camp
Department of Physics
The College of Wooster
308 E. University St.
Wooster, OH 44691

If you are unable to access the online application or need the alumnae camp application link, please email B-WISER.  Please provide your camper’s name and mailing address.

Pricing structure:

The cost of running this non-profit program is approximately $1000 per camper; this includes room, board, and supplies, as well as the shared costs of instructors, facilities, and presenters.  We ask that families with the ability to pay the full cost consider contributing this amount to support the program.  However, B-WISER aims to be accessible to all.  Inability to pay should not be a barrier to attending the camp.  B-WISER works to raise funds via gifts and grants in order to offer a subsidized rate, so that any interested students might attend.  The subsidized camp rate for 2023 is $600.  And we offer a $15 early application discount for complete applications received by March 31.  In addition, students who qualify for Ohio’s free and reduced school meals program might qualify for financial aid scholarships to further reduce the price.

Please keep in mind that B-WISER is a non-profit, and the quality of the program is strengthened by your ability and willingness to cover the cost of attendance.  We ask families to consider making a DONATION to B-WISER to cover the additional $400 it costs to attend, or as much as you can contribute.  We appreciate your support at any level!

Acceptance notification:

Applications are processed on a rolling basis, and generally acceptance notices are sent within a couple weeks.  Payment must be received for applications to be considered complete.  Everyone who has submitted a complete application with payment by the deadline will be notified no later than April 27.  No refunds after May 1.

Upon acceptance, a second online survey detailing camper medical information must be completed.  Campers and parents/guardians will also need to complete, sign, and return a number of forms including the liability waiver, emergency medical authorization, and additional medication information.  The links for the medical survey and other forms will be emailed and are available under Parent Info & Forms.  Please plan to complete the medical background survey within 7 days of your acceptance notice, and all other forms must be received before camp begins.  Campers will not be able to attend if their file is incomplete.

If camp reaches capacity before the application deadline, a notice will be posted on the website and the application link will be closed. 

Updated: 01/17/2023