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Frequently asked questions

  1. Q

    Can I directly register my child online?

    A

    Two steps are needed to enroll your child. First, the program coordinator has to interview your child to determine if our summer camps are a good fit. Second, we have to review expectations, terms, and agreements with both a parent and student to approve enrollment.
  2. Q

    Does your program have age requirements?

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    We have age guidelines, but there is flexibility. Children’s maturity levels are not determined by age alone. For example, a 17-year-old boy may be mischievous while a 12-year-old girl may be mature enough to instruct fellow team members. Therefore, knowing the child before we enroll him or her is critical to a successful experience.
  3. Q

    Will my child be insured while participating in the program?

    A

    Yes, your child is covered by travel insurance that covers medical expenses up to one million US Dollars.
  4. Q

    How safe is your summer camp?

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    Students’ safety is always our number one priority. All students are supervised by adult team members 24/7. We even have private security on site.
  5. Q

    How big is each camp group?

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    We keep the ratio of students to adult team member close to 5:1. We make an effort to provide individualized attention to each student.
  6. Q

    Can you book flights for us?

    A

    No, we don’t book flights, however, we can suggest which flights to take to meet us at destinations.
  7. Q

    What kinds of activities will my student take part in?

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    Each summer camp program has a meaningful theme which guides the activities and objectives of the camp. For instance, at Silk Road Summer Camp, our students will be teaching academics in orphanages. In addition, they will engage in local activities such as interacting with Islamic vendors, being the guest of a Uyghur family, riding camels and horses, and more.
  8. Q

    Does being part of your program make college applications stand out?

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    If the program includes volunteer work, then yes. If the work is done well, the student may earn recognitions and more from local organizations. The volunteer experience serves as an interesting college application topic.
  9. Q

    Can parents also take part in the experience?

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    Parents have the right to go wherever their student does, but adults cannot take part in student activities. Also, we do not encourage parents to come because students are then not able to experience independence and peer teamwork.
  10. Q

    How much does summer camp cost?

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    Cost depends on the program chosen and when enrollment occurs. Please contact the center to learn more.