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Rising 9th – 12th Grade
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Camp, coordinated by Auburn University's Truman Pierce Institute faculty and staff, through funding by the Alabama State Department of Education, is for Alabama's high school students who serve as 21st Century Community Learning Center tutors. The camp focuses on providing students with information and skills that will allow them to work successfully in 21st CCLC programs.
Students will further their math, writing, and reading skills, as well as learn about the natural sciences through hands-on experiences in the classroom and in the field. Students will learn to combine nature studies with art, music, and literature. Using skills learned at this camp, participants return to their school systems and serve a minimum of 40 hours working as tutors in a 21st CCLC extended-day program.
To learn where you can serve your 40 volunteer hours, please review the 2021 site list:
This week long residential camp is designed to:
- Train high school students as tutors for 21st CCLC after-school and summer programs.
- Encourage careers in education
- Provide field experiences in life sciences: fisheries, horticulture, forestry, etc.
- Provide enrichment activities incorporating nature into literature, art, music, etc.
- Provide positive experiences on a university campus
Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
Meals will be provided in one of the newly-renovated campus dining locations. All dietary restrictions and allergies are taken into consideration for each meal.
Truman Pierce Institute - Chartered in 1982 as a research and outreach unit in the College of Education, our institute is devoted to the study and improvement of teaching, learning, and leadership. Our work focuses on ways to improve schools and communities by creating partnerships, conducting research, and providing programs to meet the needs of schools and communities.
Applications will open on December 1, 2020 and close on May 1, 2021.
To apply, students must:
- Be an Alabama high school student
- Have parental permission
- Write an Interest Statement (included on application form) describing why they should be selected to participate in this innovative summer camp experience
- Send a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, or school official
- Sign an agreement (included on application form) to work in extended-day programs for a minimum of 40 hours either as a volunteer or paid employee
- Provide transportation to the Summer Camp at Auburn University
All cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted via email. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (334)844-5100.
- Cancellation request received at least 4 week prior to the start date of the program: Full refund, less $40.
- Cancellation request received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date: Refund of 50%
- Cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the program start date or “no show”: No refund.
Note: Refunds will be issued to the individual/organization who made the original payment.
- A camper’s registration for one program may be transferred to another program. Prior to May 1, 2021, there is no charge to change programs. After May 1, 2021, there is a $25 fee per transfer.
- A camper’s registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee per transfer.
What to Bring to Camp:
Please pack lightly – but do not forget to bring bedding, a towel, and toiletries.
Campers should refrain from bringing no more than one (1) suitcase and one (1) personal sized bag to camp.
Need more room in your suitcase? Don’t pack your bedding, have it ready at check-in by purchasing a Linens Package!
- XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
- Alarm Clock
- Phone Charger
- Body Wash
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bath Towel
Clothing & Shoes:
- T-shirts: Loose fitting, tank tops must have straps three fingers wide and cover all undergarments
- Shorts: At least 3.5” inseam
- One (1) pair of jeans/long pants
- Tennis Shoes: We walk up to 6 miles daily!
- Closed toed shoes
- Swimsuit: For girls, a modest one piece swimsuit. For boys, no speedos or jammers.
- Flip-flops or Water Shoes: For the pool
- Sweatshirt or Jacket
- Dress up Outfit: Dressy casual (modest) outfit (e.g.: modest sundress, polo & khakis, pants & blouse)
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
- Laundry Bag
- Beach Towel: For the pool
- Bug spray/Sunscreen
- $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
- Spending Money
Last Updated: March 3, 2021