The time is fast approaching when you will be joining us on the campus of Asbury University, and we are very excited as that date nears! This information is designed to provide you with all the information you need in order to be prepared for your time with us.
All Rogers Explorers are responsible for transportation to and from the program. Your first order of business upon arriving at Asbury on Sunday is to check in at the Miller Center for Communication Arts on campus. Check-in is from 2:00-2:45 pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Once you check in, you will receive your dorm room keys, and you and your parents will have until shortly before 3:00 pm to take your belongings to your dorm room. At 3:00 pm, we will ask everyone to return to the Communication Arts Center Screening Room, and we will kick off the program for all Explorers and their families. At the conclusion of this overview (approximately 3:30 pm), parents and families will depart, and the Rogers Explorers program will be underway. Swimming is a possibility, so please pack a swim suit and towel. Only one-piece suits are allowed for females. There are no refrigerators in the dorm rooms, but you are welcome to bring snacks/drinks that do not require refrigeration.
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In case of an emergency, your family may contact me on my cell phone anytime at (606) 307-0561.
Dress Code/What to Bring:
Dress for this camp is casual. Explorers will be doing a community service project on the first evening, so I would highly recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty or possibly painted on.
Explorers will be provided two t-shirts when you arrive on campus. On Monday you will wear an Asbury University t-shirt. These shirts are a variety of colors. The Rogers Explorers t-shirt is royal blue with silver imprint and will be worn all day on Tuesday and during graduation. We ask that you please wear khaki pants or khaki shorts for graduation, although you may choose to wear other pants or shorts throughout the day on Tuesday. We will be walking a lot on campus, so I would recommend comfortable shoes, such as tennis shoes. Please be sure to bring a pair of closed toed shoes for the community service and getting to know you activities.
Since all your meals, lodging, and activities are paid for, you need very little money – only for vending machine snacks or other small incidentals. We will be staying in dorm rooms on campus so you will need to bring your own shower supplies (soap, shampoo, towels, wash cloths, flip-flops, etc). You will also need to bring linens for your twin-size bed (sheets, blankets, pillow, etc). There are no refrigerators in the dorm rooms, but you are welcome to bring snacks/drinks that do not require refrigeration.
Electronic Devices/Personal Items:
The use of electronic games, personal audio devices, or laptop computers is limited to the Explorer’s dorm room. Even so, students are solely responsible for the personal items they bring and are strongly discouraged from bringing unnecessary items. If you do choose to bring any of these items, you must remember to leave them in your dorm room and do so at your own risk. Cell phones are allowed; however, they cannot be used during an activity, speaker, or major. The Center cannot be responsible for these items while on campus.
Graduation/Presentation to Parents/Departure
On Tuesday afternoon, the program will conclude with a graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony also includes a presentation by the Explorers on all the things they have participated in and learned throughout the week. Parents and families are invited and encouraged to attend this culmination of the Rogers Explorers’ experience.
Parents and families may begin arriving at 3:45 pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME and proceed directly to the Miller Communication Building. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm and is scheduled to end by 5:00 pm. We ask all parents and family members to go directly to Miller when they arrive on campus. Immediately after graduation you will proceed to your dorms with your parents to check out.
If you or your parents have any questions about the Rogers Explorers Program or anything included in this information packet, please feel free to call me at (606) 677-6000 or on my cell at 606-307-0561. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. You can also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you are as excited about the program as we are. We have a program of fun-filled, challenging activities planned for you and look forward to meeting you very soon!
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