Frequently Asked Questions
Does my letter of recommendation have to come from my guidance counselor?
No, the letter of recommendation can be from anyone who has had direct contact with you in a mentor-type capacity (this can include guidance counselors, teachers, scout leaders, supervisors, etc.). Recommendations are completed electronically by the recommender and can be accessed here.
Are international students eligible to apply?
Yes! Every year we welcome students from around the world and look forward to all the different perspectives that are brought to the courses. As all courses are taught in English, we do require a video conference interview as part of the application process to ensure they are comfortable with the language and make sure they will be successful in the program.
International students typically apply for the residential programs as we provide housing, but they are also welcome in the commuter session if they are able to find a place to stay for the duration of the program.
Are they any scholarships to attend Camp Business?
Scholarship(s) are awarded based on financial need only. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must submit a 500-word essay explaining why you want to receive the scholarship and why you are a good candidate to receive the award. You must also submit tax documentation and any other applicable information that demonstrates financial need. Please see our scholarship application for more details.
Can I participate in the residential program if I am local?
Yes – local students have the option to participate in commuter or residential programs. Please note that the residential programs do have higher tuition costs to cover room and board for the duration of the program.
Are meals provided?
Yes. For the residential programs, we will provide all breakfasts, lunches and dinners except for one lunch when the students will be exploring the city and will be in various locations instead of on-campus. For the commuter program, we will provide breakfast and lunch each day as well as dinner on the final day.
What is appropriate attire for my program?
Appropriate attire for all programs is casual wear or business casual. Examples of business casual include collared shirts, blouses, non-denim slacks, skirts, and dresses. Closer to the start of camp, all participants will receive a “what to pack” list as well as what days business casual wear will be needed.
Am I permitted to miss a day of camp?
Due to the nature of the programs and the required teamwork, attendance for all programs is mandatory. If you have a special circumstance that will require you to be absent on any day during your program, you must notify us of this as soon as it becomes known to you. Unapproved absences will result in dismissal from the program.