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The Future of Paper (Pulp & Paper Camp): July 18-20, 2021
Rising 11th and 12th Grade

Have you ever wondered about the art of papermaking, which originated in China as early as 100 AD? Or how the thousands of everyday products produced by the pulp and paper industry come to be? Then our 3-day residential pulp and paper camp is for you!

The Pulp & Paper Camp, conducted by faculty, staff, and students from Auburn’s Alabama Center of Paper & Bioresource Engineering, is open to science-loving rising 12th graders who are interested in learning more about the power of paper for everyday life and the growing pulp and paper industry.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering (specifically chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or biosystems engineering) are encouraged to participate in the pulp and paper summer camp to learn more about the Pulp, Paper, & Bioresource specialization at Auburn University and the Auburn Pulp & Paper Scholarship opportunities.

Campers will learn about paper and papermaking firsthand, as well as participate in hands-on papermaking and texting experiments, tour a local paper mill, and learn about engineering at Auburn University.

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.

For more information on our well established and esteemed pulp and paper program, please visit our website at http://aub.ie/ac-pabe.

HOUSING:

Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.

MEALS:

Breakfast and dinner will be provided in one of the newly-renovated campus dining locations. Lunch will be catered at the Auburn University Veterinary Medicine Facility. All dietary restrictions and allergies are taken into consideration for each meal.

FACILITIES:

The instructional activities and hands-on experiences for this camp will be held at the Auburn University Ross Hall and the Pulp & Paper Laboratories.

Zhihua Jiang
Director of ACPABE, Assistant Professor
Zhihua Jiang
Bill Josephson
Senior Lecturer, TAPPI Advisor
Bill Josephson
Naomi Gehling
Administration
Naomi Gehling

Burak Aksoy
Assistant Research Professor
Burak Aksoy
Ramsis Farag
Research Fellow,Manager
Ramsis Farag

How and when do I apply to Pulp & Paper Camp?

  • Applications open on December 1st and close on March 1st at 11:59 PM CST. To apply, you must fill out the application, upload a transcript/report card and letter of recommendation, and write a 200 word essay answering the question, “Why are you interested in the Pulp, Paper, and Bioresource Industry?”
    There is a $25 non-refundable application fee. Please pay online immediately after submitting your application. Applicants who demonstrate financial need may qualify for an application fee waiver. Please email auyouth@auburn.edu for more information.

How many students are accepted?

  • 14-16 applicants will be accepted for Summer 2021 Pulp & Paper Camp.

What does the selection committee look for in a Vet Camp applicant?

  • The selection committee is looking for applicants who show strong performance in math and science, clearly communicate their interest in the Pulp, Paper, and Bioresource Industry, and have a strong letter of recommendation.

Who should I pick for my letter of recommendation?

  • We recommend that your letter is written by someone (other than a family member) who understands your career goals. This person could be a teacher, mentor, coach, volunteer coordinator/supervisor, scout leader, etc.

My recommender wants to send my letter directly to AYP. What should they do?

  • Please have them send your letter of recommendation to one of these addresses:
    • Email: auyouth@auburn.edu
    • Mail: Auburn Youth Programs
      301 OD Smith Hall
      135 S College St.
      Auburn, AL 36849

Where can my school send a transcript?

  • We do not require an official transcript! A copy of your most recent report card(s) is sufficient. Please have them send your letter of recommendation to one of these addresses:
    • Email: auyouth@auburn.edu
    • Mail: Auburn Youth Programs
      301 OD Smith Hall
      135 S College St.
      Auburn, AL 36849

I am homeschooled. What should I submit for a transcript?

  • Please submit a document that includes “homeschool” or your homeschool co-op’s name (if applicable) at the top of the document. List coursework/course subjects that you have completed and letter grades or levels of mastery if possible.

Can I submit test scores with my application?

  • The selection committee does not review standardized state test scores or SAT/ACT scores. Please do not submit these scores with your application.

When and how will I find out if I am accepted?

  • We plan to send acceptances in late March. You will receive an email from auyouth@auburn.edu.

Is there a waitlist for applicants who are not accepted?

  • Applicants who are not accepted are placed on a ranked waitlist. We do not release rankings. When an accepted camper drops their spot, we will contact the next person on the waitlist as soon as possible.
Applications

Applications will open on December 1, 2020 and close on April 1, 2021. Notifications will be sent via email by late March. Please read the Application FAQ before applying.

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There is no fee beyond the $25 registration fee. The following items are provided by ACPABE & APPF:
  • On campus housing
  • All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
  • Program instruction, materials and equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
  • Recreational activities

Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

All cancellation and transfer requests must be submitted via email. Please send your request to auyouth@auburn.edu or call (334)844-5100.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellation request received at least 4 week prior to the start date of the program: Full refund, less $40.
  2. Cancellation request received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date: Refund of 50%
  3. 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.

Transfer Policy:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

Dorm Room:
  • XL twin sheets/thick blanket or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone Charger
Toiletries:
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Bath Towel
  • Hairbrush
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
  • Dance attire – leggings, sweat pants, athletic shorts, sneakers and socks
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • 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
Miscellaneous:
  • Laundry Bag
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel: For the pool
  • Bug spray/Sunscreen
  • $50 key/meal card deposit: Make check payable to Auburn University
  • Printed Sheet Music for Sunday Night Orientation
Optional:
  • Spending Money

Last Updated: March 3, 2021