The 10 days camp tuition is $3,000. The registration fee is $100 and non-refundable. The tuition includes lodging and meals, local transportation between hotel to Tucson Airport, tours to Mt. Lemmon Observatory, Kitt Peak National Observatory and UA mirror lab, and lecture materials.
Do you have any discounts for siblings?
Yes. The first kid pay full tuition, all the siblings will get 10% discount for tuition.
Are parents allowed to accompany kids to the summer camp?
We welcome parents to attend the camp with their kids. Parents will pay their own meals and lodging cost. Parent's companionship is highly recommended for students during the summer camp for students who are less than 15 year old (by the time the camp starts). Parents are allowed to join the field trips if there are seats available.
Where is the summer camp held?
A 3-star hotel close to Tucson international airport. In 2017, the camp was held at Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport. A final decision will be made before April 15, 2018.
What learning equipment and materials should students bring?
Each student should bring a laptop (prefer Mac in less than 3 years old) which can run Python script. Students are also encouraged to bring binoculars.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full refund will be provided upon receipt of a written cancellation if it is received two months from the camp starting date in advance. 50% refund will be provided upon receipt of a written cancellation if it is received between one to two months from the camp starting date in advance. Requests for changes and cancellation to your registration cannot be made less than one month prior to the scheduled date of the program. In all situations, registration fee of $100.00 is non refundable unless the camp is cancelled.
What kind of clothes should student bring and wear?
Summer clothes are fine. But students should bring warm layers and wear sneakers/hiking shoes for field trips. Outdoor hat, umbrella, sunglasses and flashlight are also necessary.
Is there laundry service available?
Yes. The hotel provides laundry service for a fee.
What options do you offer for tuition payments?
Option 1: Payment by personal check For check payment, please make check payable to: Gracious Strength International Education Inc. Mail the check to PO Box 562, Cary, NC 27512-0562. Please write student's name on the memo section.
Option 2: Bank Quick Pay Use your Bank Quick Pay feature to pay (Bank of America: pay to: email@example.com, Telephone: 919-659-5338). Please put student's name on the note column.
Option 3: Bank Bill Pay You can choose Bank Bill Pay option to pay. Company Name: Gracious Strength International Education Inc. Company Address: PO Box 562, Cary, NC 27512-0562, Telephone: 919-659-5338, Please put student's name and telephone number on the note column.
We can arrange other payment options (such as ACH payment, bank wire transfer) if none of the three options above is convenient to you. Please send your inquires and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to cancel a camp due to any unexpected reasons. In case of cancellation, a full refund of tuition and the registration fee will be refunded to you.
May I submit an unofficial transcript for application of the Astronomy Summer Camp?
Yes. You may submit unofficial transcript for application of Astronomy Summer Camp.
Do you have information about "Unaccompanied Minor who fly alone"?
Some parents asked how to book flights for unaccompanied minors. The below is a list of some major airline policies about “Unaccompanied Minor who fly alone”. The information is provided for your reference only. Please go to airlines websites and call them to find details if necessary.
Delta Unaccompanied Minor - Special Services https://pro.delta.com/content/agency/us/en/products-and-services/special-services/unaccompanied-minor--umnr--service.html
United's unaccompanied minor policy https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/minors/default.aspx
American Airlines Guidelines for children traveling alone: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/special-assistance/unaccompanied-minors.jsp