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Summerscape & Drury Leadership Academy

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Camp is July 12-22

There is no deadline for registration UNLESS you are applying for a financial need scholarship. Classes will fill up, so apply early.


Summerscape

Summerscape is a summer program for gifted students who are currently enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8.  Gifted students are offered an opportunity to enhance their areas of interest, to investigate new ideas and to interact with their peers in a caring, safe, and fun learning environment.  Besides participating in courses not offered in most schools, students familiarize themselves with life on a university campus. For 2021 classes meet Monday – Friday the first week and Monday – Friday the second week. No Open House. Please check the information you receive after you register for times and locations.

Since its foundation in 1981, Summerscape has earned an excellent reputation for providing quality gifted education experiences.  We look forward to you joining us for a challenging, rewarding educational experience.  Classes meet 9  to noon and 1-4 pm.

Forms:

Pay Summerscape Tuition Here

Summerscape Classes

Summerscape Morning Courses 9 a.m. – Noon

Drumline

In this class, you will be equipped with a bucket and a pair of drumsticks. We will explore the exciting, primal world of rhythm by playing various games and undergoing challenges. A collaborative marching band style drumline performance will also drive this class, as we create a show to perform for an audience at the end of camp! No musical experience necessary, just a desire to have fun.

Instructor: Jake Viele, Reed Academy, Springfield

Crime Scene Investigator

A crime has been committed, and it was one of your classmates! How do we find out who it was? Use a lie detector? No. Not reliable enough. Torture? No. Too messy. Have a line up? No. Many of the Summerscapers look alike and could be falsely accused as the criminal. Aha!! Let’s use forensic science techniques to solve the crime and correctly identify the guilty person. It has been proven reliable, is not too messy and it is easy to collect and analyze the evidence. We will be using the same forensic techniques and scientific analysis to solve our own classroom mystery. Please join the CSI team and help me to uncover who committed the crime. ($10 fee)

Instructor: Eric Wilbur, Kickapoo High School, Springfield

Whose Line?

“Whose line is it anyway?” If you’ve ever seen the show, you now know what this class is all about. These theater games will sharpen your improvisational skills and help you develop the following fundamentals: imagination, concentration, ensemble-building, confidence, observation, and creativity. So, the answer to the question is: “It’s your line!” Come and join in the fun.          

Instructor: Michael Butcher, Kickapoo High School, Springfield

Summerscape Afternoon Courses 1 p.m.-4 p.m.


Movie Classics

Do you love movies? Do the stories and the way that the films are made fascinate you? If you are a movie buff, this is the class for you. We will take an in depth look at many of the classic films that have significantly influenced modern film and film makers. Through the viewing of these films, you will become a more perceptive viewer of film while learning basic cinematic techniques that define different genres of film. Through analysis and discussion, you will acquire a keener sense of film awareness and a deeper appreciation for the art of film-making.                                         

Instructor: Michael Butcher, Kickapoo High School, Springfield

The Science of Doctor Who

Do you like stories about adventure? How about robots? Or robot dogs? Scary monsters? Time travel? Wait! What about romance? Aliens? Cowboys and cyborgs? And bowties! (hey, bowties are cool). Do you like dinosaurs in spaceships?! If you do, this class is for you! Each episode of Doctor Who is so bizarre and exiting that it’s no wonder the most commonly used word in the series is “RUN!” And this is the unbelievable part…ready?…this is a science class! You get to watch Doctor Who and then learn the science behind those amazing stories!                                          

Instructor: Jackie McCarthy, Phelps Center for Gifted Education – WINGS, Springfield

Makerspace

Make the change from being a passive user to active creator. In this class we will invent our own toys, board games, and other creations using duct tape, cardboard, and whatever we can get our hands-on. Stop-motion Lego animation and short movies are a possibility, in addition to learning how to use a Makey-Makey, a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. We will play with some toys including gravity mazes, marble towers, and gears. In short, if you like the idea of science meets art and do-it-yourself projects, this is the place for you. ($10 fee)

Instructor: Elicia Ligon, Phelps Center for Gifted Education – WINGS, Springfield

Hunger Games: Archery, Engineering and Literature

Explore archery, design and engineer, examine Greek mythology and compare dystopian fiction as we celebrate 10 years of the Hunger Games together. In the Hunger Games class districts will compete against each other through archery, reaping probability, and engineering design challenges and compare the movie with the literature. We will also compare dystopian fiction society with today’s society and the symbolism that exists in our everyday lives. ($40 fee)

Instructor: Audra Uzzell, Phelps Center for Gifted Education – Scholars, Springfield

Costs & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

The cost for each Summerscape/DLA class is $195. Classes with additional fees for materials or field trips are noted on the course selection form. This additional fee will be collected when the student is notified of placement in the class. Total class cost (or scholarship application) must accompany application. 

There is a withdrawal fee of $30. Refunds must be requested in writing. No refunds within two weeks of start of camp. 

Any student taking BOTH a morning AND afternoon class will need to dine with the group in the cafeteria. A lunch ticket for the entire session is $70.

Scholarships

A limited number of financial need scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must enclose the following:

  1. Photocopies of the first two pages of the parents’ or guardians’ most recent federal income tax return AND any attachments of schedules if applicable;
  2. A letter explaining any extenuating circumstances pertinent to existing financial status, including what efforts have been made to obtain money locally;
  3. A $30 registration fee (refundable if no scholarship is awarded) is required to insure that registration for classes can be completed; AND
  4. A letter from the student outlining why he/she wants to attend the program.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. We encourage parents to contact local businesses, employers, schools, and civic organizations to help fund scholarships. All information is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

NOTE: If parents are not in the same household, please send copies of both income tax returns. 

Please Note:

  • Your application will not be considered for enrollment until the office has received your tuition check, money order, or scholarship application. APPLY EARLY! Many courses beds fill quickly.
  • Checks or money orders will not be cashed until the student has been accepted.
  • If your child has a specific physical or medical need or condition, please attach a separate letter to the director so that needed accommodations can be made.
  • If a student is operating with an IEP, a copy of the IEP should be attached.

Rules & Regulations

Program Staff

Pre-College Programs

Drury University
900 N. Benton Avenue, Lay Hall 103
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7386
mpotthof@drury.edu

Mary Potthoff – Director, Center for Gifted Education
Brandi Klepper, Psy.D. – Resident Psychologist
Lori Herring – Director, Summer Pals
Janice Hampton – Director, Summer Quest
Beth Nickle – Activity Director
Betsy Cannella – Summerscape Residential Coordinator
Chance Kirchhof – DLA Residential Coordinator
Helen Oke-Thomas- On-Call Nurse

Drury University Pre-College Programs extends appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for scholarship and operational contributions.

Mercedes Freeman Smith Memorial Education Fund
The Schneider Foundation
Drury University
Pre-College Board of Directors

Drury Leadership Academy

The Drury Leadership Academy is carefully planned for college-bound students who have completed the freshman, sophomore, or junior year in high school.  The objective of DLA is to provide students with opportunities to learn about and practice leadership skills which will enhance their quality of life and prepare them to assume future leadership roles in our society.  The Academy curriculum is a pre-college curriculum designed to use logic and reason to analyze complex issues, to communicate clearly, to weigh decisions with balanced perspectives, to accept responsibility, and to care about others.  The intensive two-week program provides a strong preparation for college classes and residential life in a supportive environment that encourages personal growth.  Classes meet Monday – Friday the first week and Monday-Friday the second week. No Open House. Classes meet at 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

DLA students may enroll for 1 hour of college credit (at no additional cost) for each class, on the first day of class.

Forms:

Pay DLA Tuition Here

Drury Leadership Academy Courses

Morning Courses 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

The Day Everything Changed

“The only thing constant in life is change,” says the philosopher Heraclitus. Yet some changes, historians tell us, were more significant than others and- – through numerous connections and instances of cause and effect – – have had such significant changes upon or mindsets that they have essentially “changed our universe.” In this course, we will examine the events, inventions, and discoveries that have perhaps forever changed our reality and investigate how basic ideas of love, beauty, heroes, failure, manners, and the like have changed dramatically over the centuries. Then again, there others who suggest that change and progress are mere illusion and that history is “eandem, sed aliter” (the same, but different). Join us as we trace the origins of basic attitudes from humble and often totally unrelated beginnings in The Day Everything Changed.    

Instructor:  Scott Henderson, Columbia Independent School, Columbia, Missouri

Civil Discourse

Can you disagree without being disagreeable? Do you wonder why Congress has trouble passing legislation? Are you tired of all the name-calling in politics? Civil Discourse will teach you ways to have meaningful, constructive discussions about controversial topics. Drawing on principles from argumentations, group problem-solving, and conflict resolution, you will gain respect for the ideas and beliefs of others while clarifying your own personal beliefs and values.

Instructor: Tom Gist, Drury University, Springfield

Bio-ethics

Is euthanasia a viable option for pain? Is cloning the key to immortality? How do you feel about genetically custom made children? Just because we can, does it mean we should? As science and technology advance these and many more bio-ethical questions will need answers. Answers that will affect and decide our future! Join the discussion so you can answer the question…Should we or shouldn’t we, do we or don’t we? 

Instructor: Jackie McCarthy, Phelps Center for Gifted Education – WINGS, Springfield


Afternoon Courses 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Philosophy 101: It’s All In Your Head

Of all the disciplines, philosophy asks the deepest and most far-reaching questions. How does one obtain wisdom? Does knowledge come from reason or from experience? What is the ultimate substance of the world? Is it material or ideal? Are human actions free or determined? Is morality relative or absolute? We will investigate these and other problems as we become acquainted with the nature of Western philosophy and philosophical life. To accomplish these goals, you will investigate the works and ideas of such famous philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Bacon, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, and others. Required materials: a sense of wonder.

Instructor: Scott Henderson, Columbia Independent School, Columbia, Missouri

Protest Movements and Social Change

Media is flooded with images of people all over the U.S. taking to the streets to protest or support various causes. You may have encountered or even participated in a demonstration in your own community. How does this kind of group action, and the protest movements that support it, contribute to social change? We will explore why protest movements form and how past movements have influenced them; what role social media, like Facebook or Twitter, plays; and what might drive an individual to engage in group action that may entail great personal risks?

Instructor: David Derossett, Drury University

Late Night Politics

Do you like late night TV?  This course is all about politics and late night TV.  We start at the beginning of popular late night TV programs and work all the way through the 2016 election.  You will watch SNL sketches and current late night TV shows, learn about the impact and voice your opinion on its effectiveness as well as learn about parody and satire.  In the latter half of the course, you will choose your own group to write and perform a SNL worthy sketch on any political point you choose.

Instructor:  Jordan Butcher, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Arkansas State University 

Costs & Scholarships

Tuition & Fees

The cost for each Summerscape/DLA class is $195. Classes with additional fees for materials or field trips are noted on the course selection form. This additional fee will be collected when the student is notified of placement in the class. Total class cost (or scholarship application) must accompany application. 

There is a withdrawal fee of $30. Refunds must be requested in writing. No refunds within two weeks of start of camp. 

Any student taking BOTH a morning AND afternoon class will need to dine with the group in the cafeteria. A lunch ticket for the entire session is $70.

Scholarships

A limited number of financial need scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must enclose the following:

  1. Photocopies of the first two pages of the parents’ or guardians’ most recent federal income tax return AND any attachments of schedules if applicable;
  2. A letter explaining any extenuating circumstances pertinent to existing financial status, including what efforts have been made to obtain money locally;
  3. A $30 registration fee (refundable if no scholarship is awarded) is required to insure that registration for classes can be completed; AND
  4. A letter from the student outlining why he/she wants to attend the program.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. We encourage parents to contact local businesses, employers, schools, and civic organizations to help fund scholarships. All information is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

NOTE: If parents are not in the same household, please send copies of both income tax returns. 

Please Note:

  • Your application will not be considered for enrollment until the office has received your tuition check, money order, or scholarship application. APPLY EARLY! Many courses beds fill quickly.
  • Checks or money orders will not be cashed until the student has been accepted.
  • If your child has a specific physical or medical need or condition, please attach a separate letter to the director so that needed accommodations can be made.
  • If a student is operating with an IEP, a copy of the IEP should be attached.

Rules & Regulations

Program Staff

Pre-College Programs

Drury University
900 N. Benton Avenue, Lay Hall 103
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7386
mpotthof@drury.edu

Mary Potthoff – Director, Center for Gifted Education
Brandi Klepper, Psy.D. – Resident Psychologist
Lori Herring – Director, Summer Pals
Janice Hampton – Director, Summer Quest
Beth Nickle – Activity Director
Betsy Cannella – Summerscape Residential Coordinator
Chance Kirchhof – DLA Residential Coordinator
Helen Oke-Thomas- On-Call Nurse 

Qualification, Application Process & Wait Lists

How do you qualify to attend camp? Where can I get an IQ test?

  1. Student attends a school gifted program.
  2. Student attended our camp as a 2nd grader or higher.
  3. Student has a qualifying IQ of 115 or higher.
  4. Student qualified to attend a Duke TIP Awards ceremony as a 4th grader or higher.
  5. Teacher recommendation (PK, K, grade 1, grade 9, 10, or 11 only).

Check with your school district about getting an IQ test.  Drury does not offer IQ testing, but we do have names of professionals that can help.

Application Checklist

Admissions decisions and course placements will not be made until Drury Pre-College Programs has received all components of your application. Make sure your completed application contains the following:

  • Program application including course rankings and participation agreement
  • Health Form and signatures
  • Authorization for Medical Treatment Form
  • Total class tuition plus residential deposit (if applicable)

Are applications processed in the order in which they are received?

Applications are processed in daily batches so that all applications completed throughout a single day are given equal consideration. Applications are date-stamped, not time-stamped, so all applications received that day have an equal chance for placement regardless of the time they were submitted.

How and when will I find out if I am accepted in the program?

Once applications are posted to the website, you can apply.  Be sure to send in all requested and required information or your application can’t be entered.  You will be notified of acceptance decisions and course placement by email within two weeks. If applicable, financial aid decisions will be made in May and you will be notified by mail.

Is there a chance I will not be accepted in the program?

Yes. Because courses fill quickly, submitting an application does not guarantee placement. If all of your ranked choices are full, you will be placed on a waitlist and notified by email.

Drury Pre-College Programs maintains a waitlist to fill course spaces that are vacated by students who decline their placement. If another student is unable to attend and his/her space can be offered to you, Drury Pre-College Programs will contact you to offer placement. Once students are placed in a course, they are removed from any other waitlists.

I received a wait list email for my child. When will I know if a spot is available for my child?

We cannot provide a specific date because we must wait for students who were offered placement to respond. Staff are constantly monitoring enrollment and if we are able to offer placement, we will contact you by email.

What number am I on the wait list?

Applicants are not assigned a wait list number because there are separate wait lists for each course. Students are placed on each wait list by the date that the complete application is received.

If my child is on the wait list, what are the chances that my child will be offered placement?

We cannot predict the odds of a wait-listed student being offered placement, as it is based on cancellations. 

How long will my child remain on the wait list? I want to make other plans for my child if he or she is not being offered a placement.

Drury Pre-College Programs will attempt to place wait-listed students as soon as possible; however, we understand that you may need to make plans for the summer. Please do what is in the best interest of your child as we are unable to guarantee a placement offer for students on the wait list.

Costs & Financial Aid

What are the costs?

Tuition & Fees

The cost for each Summerscape/DLA class is $195. Classes with additional fees for materials or field trips are noted on the course selection form. This additional fee will be collected when the student is notified of placement in the class. Total class cost (or scholarship application) must accompany application. 

There is a withdrawal fee of $30. Refunds must be requested in writing. No refunds within two weeks of start of camp. 

Any student taking BOTH a morning AND afternoon class will need to dine with the group in the cafeteria. A lunch ticket for the entire session is $70.

Please Note:

  • Your application will not be considered for enrollment until the office has received your tuition check, money order, or scholarship application. APPLY EARLY! Many courses beds fill quickly.
  • Checks or money orders will not be cashed until the student has been accepted.
  • If your child has a specific physical or medical need or condition, please attach a separate letter to the director so that needed accommodations can be made.
  • If a student is operating with an IEP, a copy of the IEP should be attached.

Is there financial aid available?

Scholarships

A limited number of financial need scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must enclose the following:

  1. Photocopies of the first two pages of the parents’ or guardians’ most recent federal income tax return AND any attachments of schedules if applicable;
  2. A letter explaining any extenuating circumstances pertinent to existing financial status, including what efforts have been made to obtain money locally;
  3. A $30 registration fee (refundable if no scholarship is awarded) is required to insure that registration for classes can be completed; AND
  4. A letter from the student outlining why he/she wants to attend the program.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. We encourage parents to contact local businesses, employers, schools, and civic organizations to help fund scholarships. All information is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

NOTE: If parents are not in the same household, please send copies of both income tax returns. 

My child applied for financial aid. When will I find out if my child received any aid?

Financial aid applications are reviewed by a committee in May. Written notification will be mailed to you in early May.  Contact Employment at TIP. Due to the large number of applicants and limited amount of financial aid funds, neither applying nor qualifying for aid guarantees that it will be awarded. Drury is not responsible for mail that is delayed in transit. To ensure that your complete application arrives in a timely manner, consider an express delivery option.

What documentation is needed for the financial aid application?

Scholarships

A limited number of financial need scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must enclose the following:

  1. Photocopies of the first two pages of the parents’ or guardians’ most recent federal income tax return AND any attachments of schedules if applicable;
  2. A letter explaining any extenuating circumstances pertinent to existing financial status, including what efforts have been made to obtain money locally;
  3. A $30 registration fee (refundable if no scholarship is awarded) is required to insure that registration for classes can be completed; AND
  4. A letter from the student outlining why he/she wants to attend the program.

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. We encourage parents to contact local businesses, employers, schools, and civic organizations to help fund scholarships. All information is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

NOTE: If parents are not in the same household, please send copies of both income tax returns. 

When will I find out how much financial aid I will receive?

Early May, by mail.

How much aid can I expect to receive?

Financial aid is awarded on a need basis, and funds are limited. Award amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the information provided.

What happens if my financial aid application is incomplete?

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Students must submit a program application with a $30 nonrefundable application fee and all the supporting documentation in order for the entire application to be considered.

If I applied for financial aid last year, can Drury Pre-College Programs use the previous financial aid application?

No. Students must reapply for financial aid with current family financial information.

Do I need to submit the $30 application fee with the financial aid application?

Yes.

Tax Information

Can I send in camp application before my taxes are complete?

Yes.  Please send a note explaining taxes are not yet complete and the other documents requested.  Tax information still must be received by April 15 for the deadline to be considered, but it is best to mail in the other information early so the student can be placed in their requested classes before they fill up.

What if I don’t file taxes?

If a family is not required to file a tax return because their income level falls below the IRS filing threshold, they must complete the financial aid application, note on the application that they are not required to file a federal tax return, and submit copies of whatever documentation they have for any income that they do receive, such as an annual Social Security award amount letter, SSN-1099, unemployment or disability income award letters, or public assistance qualification notification letters.

What if I have not filed my tax forms yet?

You may send a copy of your pervious years income tax forms with your current years W-2 form. If you do not have your current years W-2 form yet, you may send a copy of your last pay stub for the current year along with your pervious years income tax forms.

I own my own business and my receipts and taxes have not been completed at this time.

We will accept an estimated profit/loss statement for your business.

Camp Questions

Can I take my child off-campus during camp?

This is highly discouraged.  Time at camp allows students to establish friendships and become fully involved in residential life.  If a student needs to leave campus for an “outside of camp” activity, they can be picked up from the dorm between 4:30 – 5 pm AND returned the next morning to the cafeteria at 8:30 am.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Supervision

A staff of residential counselors is chosen from a large group of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students through a competitive application and interview process. The residential counselors live in the residence halls with students, organize social and recreational activities, serve as role models, and support students in understanding and abiding by Drury Pre-College Programs’s rules and regulations. Each residential counselor supervises a group of approximately ten to fifteen students. Residential Coordinators assist with supervision and programming on each campus. A background check is performed on each staff member prior to the start of the program. 

Senior Leadership Classes

Students who have completed 12th grade will be in the Senior Leadership class.  This is a special class designed for those entering college.  Special privileges come with this class so do high expectations.

Housing

Things to Bring

Please view the packing list

Keys/Key Deposit

Bring a $75 check made out to Drury University.  Your check will be returned when your key and swipe card are turned in and your room is damage free.

Meals

All meals are provided by Drury University catering services.  The dining services on campus offer a wide selection of food at every meal, and their menus are varied enough to accommodate vegetarian and other diets.  If your child requires other special dietary needs or has food allergies, please contact us at least two weeks before you arrive so that we can try to accommodate and plan.

Specific Food allergies:  Please provide details on the Health Form.  Most students with food allergies manage by selecting from the variety of items available on the regular menu and salad bar.  If a student’s food allergies include reactions to airborne allergens (such as hypersensitivity to peanuts) please note this on the form but also contact us two weeks prior so that we may provide this information to food services.

Laundry

Washers and dryers are available in the residence hall at no cost to the students.  You must bring your own detergent.

Personal Belongings/Lost and Found

Students are responsible at all times for the safe-keeping of their personal belongings.  We urge students to label all of their belongings, including clothing, with their first and last names.  We are not responsible for students’ personal belongings.  In general, we recommend that students leave valuables at home.  We will maintain a lost and found box.  We are not responsible for items left behind at the end of camp.

Communication

Telephone numbers will be provided at check in for emergency contacts.

To Contact Your Student

By letter or package:

Student name
Summerscape or Drury Leadership Academy (select one)
900 N. Benton Ave
Lay Hall 103
Springfield, MO 65802

Cell Phones

See Rules & Regulations for cell phone policy. 

Computers/Library

Students are strongly discouraged from bringing personal laptops or computers.  Students will have access to Drury’s library and computer labs.  Students also have access to check out books from the library and are required to return materials by the second Tuesday of camp.

Camp Security

Drury provides campus security and security guards.  The campus is patrolled at all times, including overnight.  Please call Security directly if you have an emergency, 417 873-7400.  To ensure the safety of all campers, it is imperative you read and understand all rules, including check-out/check-in procedures.

Transportation

Camper transportation during camp is overseen by Springfield R-12 Transportation System.  Campers are transported in school buses operated by approved and tested drivers.

Drop Off Packages

Drop off packages to Lay Hall 103 and clearly label with the student name. 

Health Services and Insurance

Included in the program cost is access to The Panther Health Clinic on campus. The fee does not cover medications, X-rays or visits to the hospital or emergency room. When the student health center is closed, students requiring medical attention will be taken to an emergency room. Personal health insurance is required to cover after-hours, emergency room, or other medical care not covered. Be sure to complete the Authorization for Medical Treatment form.

Medications

Students are not allowed to keep medications in their rooms. All medications, including over-the-counter products, must be stored in the Drury Pre-College Programs on-site office. The only exception to this policy will be for acne creams and urgent-need medications such as insulin, rescue asthma inhalers, and epinephrine devices, which students may keep with them. Students must self-administer medications that are stored in the Drury Pre-College Programs office in the presence of Drury Pre-College Programs staff. It is the student’s responsibility to remember to take his/her medications. Our staff may give reminders regarding medication administration, but it is important that each student be responsible for remembering to take his/her own medications.  Drury Pre-College Programs staff members will not administer any medications, except for epinephrine devices in emergencies. Please note that medications can be refrigerated in the Drury Pre-College Programs on-site office if necessary.  Parents are strongly encouraged to note any allergies or potential drug interactions with prescribed medications on their child’s medical form.  In addition, parents are urged to have a conversation with their children, before they attend camp, about any over the counter medication they feel comfortable/uncomfortable with their child selecting. Students with long-standing medical conditions should request their physician to forward relevant information to camp.

Emotional Support at Drury Pre-College Programs

Occasionally, students deal with emotionally challenging issues. Drury Pre-College Programs staff are trained to assist students in adjusting to a new environment, a rigorous class schedule, and the challenge of being away from home. We do not have the facilities or staff to assist students experiencing serious emotional distress, and any student who exhibits behavior that is disruptive or problematic may be required to leave the program. 

R-rated Films

Films and film clips are shown in many classes and residential activities to illustrate ideas and stimulate discussion.  Please be aware that this may occur in Drury Leadership Academy only.  Summerscape evening programs will not show any movie rated higher than PG. DLA evening programs will not show any movie rated higher than PG-13.

Computer Access

Students will have access to library computers for class-related research and word processing purposes. Access to email may be available on a limited basis, but students should not expect to check email daily. Students are expected to maintain good manners and good judgment when using campus computers and the web.

Training and Practice Facilities

Drury Pre-College Programs provides some opportunities for students to engage in athletics or practice music during evening and weekend activities, but these instances are not likely to be adequate for students involved in serious training. Drury Pre-College Programs is unable to accommodate specific training needs. We are not able to accommodate students who have specific music practice needs outside of free time. Students may bring small instruments that can be stored in a residence hall room, but may not bring large instruments due to lack of storage space. We are not responsible for loss or damage to any personal property—including musical instruments.

Additional questions? Please email mpotthof@drury.edu.