Youth Programs at
The Center for Rural Development

Rogers Explorers University of the Cumberlands June 10-12, 2018 – Instructions for Camp

The time is fast approaching when you will be joining us on the campus of University of the Cumberlands, and we are very excited as that date nears! This information is meant to provide you with all the information you need in order to be prepared for your time with us.

Arrival/Lodging:

All Rogers Explorers are responsible for transportation to and from the program. Your first order of business upon arriving in Williamsburg on Sunday is to check in at the T.J. Roberts Dining Hall 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 approximately 3:00 pm to take your belongings to your dorm room. At 3:00 pm, we will ask everyone to return to the Dining Hall, 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.

Explorer-Family Communication:

In case of an emergency, your family may contact me on my cell phone 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 recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty….or at least bring some older tennis shoes and shorts with you for this event.

On Monday you will wear a University of the Cumberlands 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. You will also want to have comfortable shoes for the getting to know you activities on Sunday (please bring a pair of closed toe shoes).

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.). We will be swimming, so please pack swim attire and a towel. There are no refrigerators in the dorm rooms, but you are welcome to bring snacks 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 EST and proceed directly to the Kohn Theater, which is located in the Grace Crum Rollins Center on campus. 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 the Kohn Theater when they arrive on campus. Because we will be on such a tight time schedule, we strongly encourage parents and family members to wait for your child to arrive at the Kohn Theater.  Immediately after graduation, you will proceed to your dorms with your parents to check out.

Questions?

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. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. You can also e-mail me at across@centertech.com.

 We hope you are as excited about the program as we are. We have a schedule of fun-filled, challenging activities planned for you and look forward to meeting you very soon!

Students selected for University of the Cumberlands

Brandon Akers
Emma Ashlock
Cameron Beeler
William Bishop
Paisley Bolin
Mariah Bowling
Giddeon Brainard
Morgan Bright
Derek Butcher
Montanna Carpenter
Brayden Cassidy
Jasmine Coleman
Ethan Comer
Lindsay Cox
Jeremy Crawford
Macy Daugherty
Braelyn Davis
Adyson Hooker
Ben House
Sam Hudson
Kylie Martin
Byron May
Melanie McWilliams
Meghan Roberts
Adam Shaw
Arlia Smith
Jolene Smith
Haley Thacker
Emily Thompson
Justin Chapman