The time is fast approaching when you will be joining us on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College, 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 in Columbia on Wednesday is to check in at the dorms on campus. Check-in will be located in the parking lot between Weldon and McCandless Hall. Check-in is from 2:00-2:30 pm CENTRAL STANDARD TIME. Once you check in, you will receive your dorm room keys, and you and your parents will have until approximately 2:40 pm to take your belongings to your dorm room. At 2:45 pm, we will kick off the program for all Explorers and their families in VP Henry Auditorium which is located in the L.R McDonald Administration Building. At the conclusion of this overview (approximately 3:15 pm) parents and families will depart and the Rogers Explorers program will be underway.
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 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. We will working in the community garden in Columbia.
Explorers will be provided two t-shirts when you arrive on campus. On Thursday you will wear a Lindsey Wilson College 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 Friday 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 Friday. We will be walking a lot on campus, so I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes, such as tennis shoes. Please bring a pair of closed toe shoes for the getting to know you and community service 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). We will be swimming, 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.
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 Friday 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 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME and proceed directly to VP Henry Auditorium (located in the L.R. McDonald Administration Building). The ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm and is scheduled to end no later than 5:00 pm. We ask all parents and family members to go directly to VP Henry Auditorium 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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