Overview

This camp will cover what light is, how it interacts with materials and how that makes it look a certain way! And, we might even branch out very briefly into the light on the edge of our vision (UV and Infrared).

Due to the on-going situation with COVID-19, camp has been cancelled for Summer 2020.

Topics:

Light (EM radiation); what is it? And how much of it (what colors) can we see?

What happens to light when it finds materials? (e.g., reflection, refraction, transmission, scattering)

What material qualities control what happens to the light and why?

We will do some measurements and tests with light to see what happens when it interacts with materials to see what it looks like and why.

And, don’t worry – you don’t have to be a physicist to do this; we will explain stuff without equations!!! You just have to be someone who wants to know “why?”

Activities:

When not in classes, campers have lots of fun participating in a variety of recreational activities. Planned activities include indoor and outdoor games, hikes and movies, possible planned trips to the Equestrian Center, Foster Lake, and social gatherings at a local coffee house. There is also a farewell party on the last night of camp. Admissions interviews and campus tours can be arranged with the Admissions office by appointment (607-871-2115) on the last day of camp. Living, dining and learning together, campers have a great opportunity to get to know each other and develop lasting friendships.

Cost and Session Information

Tuition, Room & Board:

Cost of Camp: $930.00 ($100 DEPOSIT DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)

This covers tuition, supervision, program materials, recreational activities, housing and meals. Students stay in the University’s residence halls dedicated to summer campers. Campers are required to provide their own pillows, blankets and bed linens (to fit an extra-long twin mattress). Should the camper need, linens can be provided for an additional cost and you MUST let us know by June 1, 2020, for arrangements. Cafeteria-style meals are served in the University dining hall.

Commuter Rate for Local Students - $775.00

This covers tuition, daytime classes, program materials and lunch only. Commuting students must check-in at registration on Sunday and must arrive on campus by 8:45 AM for classes Monday through Thursday. They must be picked up by 5 PM each day with the exception of Thursday when pick-up time is 1 PM (after lunch).

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