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Questions Frequently Asked by Parents

What is the camp schedule?

Students should arrive by 9:45 a.m. on the first day of the camp.  Camp will end at 3:30 p.m. on the second day.  Learn more about arrival and parking on the "What to Expect" page.

What’s covered by the registration fee?

The registration fee covers all of the participants’ expenses while participating in the camp:

  • Lodging in the on-campus residence halls
  • Four meals and refreshments while attending the camp
  • Camp t-shirt
  • Instructional supplies

Is online registration safe?  If I have problems registering what should I do?

Registration is handled securely through the TouchNet Marketplace.  You are welcome to review the form as long as you do enter payment information.  Visa, MasterCard, or American Express is accepted in the registration form and will be applied immediately.  If you encounter problems or have additional questions,you may contact Honors College staff member Brenda Wiggins or call 620-341-5899. 

What if my student is unable to attend after registering?

Refunds for cancellations will be issued up to two weeks prior to the selected camp start date.  For cancellation or refund questions, contact Honors College staff member Brenda Wiggins or call 620-341-5899.

Are there options for monetary help?

As of now, no we do not offer financial assistance. We are looking into the funding of scholarships for students in the future. For this year we have worked to minimize the cost of the camp to make it more accessible to participants.

What’s the plan in case of emergency?

With thousands of visitors each year, our campus prepares for the unexpected.

For individual emergencies, we will first contact the local health care professionals at Newman Regional Health Hospital and then contact the participant’s emergency contact person using the phone number provided on the camp registration form.  

For community safety, we will work closely with ESU Police & Safety to follow the Emergency Operations Plan. Public communications are made through multiple channels, including and

For family emergencies, we defer to family members in how to support your participant. If you would like camp staff to make arrangements for your student to have a space alone to receive a phone call, simply contact us to coordinate this together. [link or instructions?]

After bringing my participant to Emporia and staying overnight, what’s there for parents to do?

Parents are welcome to stay overnight in Emporia while their child participates in the camp. 

To learn more of the many opportunities for visitors to Emporia, check out visitemporia web page.