FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DOES MY CAMPER NEED TO PACK FOOD FOR CAMP?

No. Your child will be served meals for each mealtime that they are at camp, as well as snacks between activities.

CAN CAMPERS USE THEIR CELLPHONES TO CALL HOME WHILE THEY’RE AT CAMP?

Yes. There will be free time for students to call their parents; However, it is our expectation that all campers will be present and engaged in all camp activities. Campers will not be permitted to use their phones during programmed camp activities, and this includes texting parents. Please do not be alarmed if your student calls infrequently. The agenda for the camp is extremely busy.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED, AND HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH MY CAMPER?

In case of an emergency, we will contact the individuals listed on the Emergency Contact List. Contact our Camp Coordinator, Elvie Ellis, if you need to contact your student during camp. His contact information will be shared with the parent/guardian of all camp attendees prior to camp. 

WHAT ARE THE LODGING ARRANGEMENTS?

Students will sleep in bunk room style cabins that sleep 12 campers and 4 staff members.  Campers will be assigned to rooms based on their sex assigned at birth, unless otherwise requested and arranged prior to camp. Such requests should be made in writing to Elvie Ellis, Camp Coordinator, at elvie@studentsuccess.co.

WHAT WILL MY CAMPER BE DOING AT CAMP?

The agenda for camp includes tons of fun and time to compete, socialize, and collaborate with friends. Students will also participate in a variety of sessions, speakers, and activities geared toward preparing them for success in college. Some activities include: Relay Race, Team-building Exercises, Leadership Workshops, Lake Party, and Dance Party!

HOW WILL MY CAMPER GET TO CAMP?

Transportation to camp will differ for students depending on how they have been registered for camp. See below:

School-sponsored Camp Registration

Travel to camp may differ based on the program that registered your child for camp. For the most part, transportation will be provided from your child’s high school to camp on the day camp starts, and back to their high school on the day camp ends. Students attending camp will be in contact with their school's program coordinator, the Student Success Agency Staff, and their SSA Agent about the details of their travel to and from camp.

Self-registered Campers (registered by parent/guardian)

In-state: Campers in the state of Oklahoma will be responsible for their own travel to camp. 

 

Out-of -State: Campers from outside of Oklahoma can let SSA take care of coordinating their travel to and from camp by adding the  fixed $300.00 transportation fee to their registration. If added, SSA will take care of booking round-trip flights for out-of-state campers, and shuttling campers to and from the airport in Oklahoma City, OK. Parents/guardians will be responsible for getting their camper to and from the designated airport.

 

Self-registered campers from outside of Oklahoma also have the option to coordinate their own travel to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, and take advantage of the SSA airport shuttle from the airport to the campsite for a $50.00 fee. 

SSA Camp Drawing Winner/SSA ICON Campers

In-state: Campers in the state of Oklahoma will be responsible for their own travel to camp. 

 

Out-of -State: Self-registered campers from outside of Oklahoma can let SSA take care of coordinating their travel to and from camp by adding the fixed $300.00 transportation fee to their registration. If added, SSA will take care of booking round-trip flights for out-of-state campers, and shuttling campers to and from the airport in Oklahoma City, OK. Parents/guardians will be responsible for getting their camper to and from the designated airport.

 

Campers from outside of Oklahoma also have the option to coordinate their own travel to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, and take advantage of the SSA airport shuttle from the airport to the campsite for a $50.00 fee. 

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR CAMP?

Here is a list of recommended items your student should plan to bring:


  • Shorts / Pants (for each day) - shorts must be of appropriate length 

  • Undergarments (for each day) 

  • Socks


  • Tennis shoes (closed toe)


  • Sandals


  • Sunglasses


  • Hat/Visor


  • Sunscreens


  • Water bottle


  • Pajamas


  • Toiletries (deodorants, toothbrush/paste, lotion, etc.)


  • Shower shoes


  • Extra blanket


  • Medications