Department of Engineering and Physics
Camp Check-in is first Sunday of Camp from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Check-in is in the Hydrology and Engineering Building in Room 115. The Hydrology & Engineering building is on the Southwest part of the campus just South of the TSU Tennis Courts and about 100 yards from Dairy Queen. The name is written in large silver letters on the building. Parking is available in the large parking lot just in front of the north side of the building. Room 115 is on the 1st floor just down the hall from the parking lot and next door to the Departmental Office. Tarleton is not like UT and Stephenville is much smaller than Austin. If you go down the mainstreet (Washington) of Stephenville, you will run straight into Tarleton State University and John Tarleton's grave. Dairy Queen is on Washington and the road next to it will take you into the correct parking lot. We are a compact campus like CalTech so it hard for one to get very lost.
Dorm Check-In Starting at 5:00
Once the camper gets checked into the camp, the camp counselors will take the students over to the dorms and check them into their dorm room starting at 5:00. The campers will then have some free time until the dorm meeting with the Camp Coordinator at 9:00 in which dorm rules will be covered.
Since many people will be traveling, we plan to have some food (probably Pizza) available for parents and campers to grab a bite at check-in. If you want to go out and eat a more traditional Sunday dinner with your camper after they get checked-in to the dorms there are several near by restraunts. The camper must be back in the dorms by 8:45 so they will be at the 9:00 dorm meeting.
First Day of Camp
Depending on which session you were selected to attend, camp classes start on Monday June 6 or Monday June 20. The camp counselors will take you to breakfast in the dining hall at 8:00 and then over to Room 115 in Hydrology/Engineering where we will do roll call and give any announcements before splitting into our specialization tracks.
What Should I Bring To Camp
The link below will give you some ideas about things that you either need to bring or may want to bring like a bathing suit, sheets, etc.
Campers will eb staying in the Hunewell Dorms. The link below will provide you with additional information about the dorm including a standard dorm room layout. It is important that campers understand that violation of camp or housing regulations (like fighting, missing curfew, etc) will result in their being sent home from camp. The camp coordinator will cover all cam rules during the 9:00 dorm meeting. With the type of students who we recruit for this camp, we don't expect this to be a problems, but if we have a camper who violates rules then we we will enforce the rules.
Last day of Camp
The last Saturday of camp will be a short day. Camper will make presentations on their activities to parents and other campus individuals in the morning. Following lunch, the campers will meet with the camp counselors and departmental administrative assistant to check out of their dorm rooms.
As part of camp check-in, we will need to check the completeness of the campers application, gather medical information on each camper as well as have liability and video/picture form signed. We also must confirm that the camper meets TWC eligibility requirements as mentioned on the main web page.
We have placed links to some of these forms in case you want to fill them out prior to the camp. If you lose them or don't fill them out then you can do them at check-in.
We are required to verify that each camper meets the eligibility requirements of the TWC before we can check them into the dorms. This includes age, citizenship, selective service registration (if male of sufficient age), and Texas High School student just completing 9th, 10th , or 11th grade.
We have used teacher letter of reference largely to verify the student requirement. The remaining requirements will be checked during check-in. The following link provides a list of documents that we can accept to verify each criteria. We only need one from each category. For instance a Birth Certificate can be used to both verify age and citizenship. Please make sure that you have either sent us verification as an e-mail attachment or bring along the required documentation. Our grant requirements are very clear, we must verify the student prior to them be allowed into the camp!!!
If for some reason you have a question about your eligibility, call us prior to the camp and we will check our grant paper work to see if you meet the requirements.
Travel To Stephenville and TSU Campus
The following link provides directions to our campus as well as allowing campus locations.
If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact us at 254-968-9863.