How much is tuition?
Tuition for the 5-day summer camp program is $2000. Please click here to set up an appointment with one of our Admissions Specialists to discuss pricing and/or an installment payment plan.
Where is the camp located?
The Wayne Institute summer camp program will take place on the beautiful campus of Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University, located on the Intracoastal Waterway of downtown West Palm Beach. Click here for directions.
Will my student be safe?
Safety and security are of the utmost importance to the Wayne Institute. Residence halls will have triple-lock systems: only students and authorized staff will have building, floor, and room access. State-certified Palm Beach Atlantic safety and security officers and Level 2 Florida Department of Law Enforcement Background-Checked camp staffers (both current top-tier college students and experienced educators) are also available at all hours for any student need. Multiple fully-vetted staff members of The Wayne Institute are available on the floor on which your student is staying for any need at any moment of the night.
What will my student leave the camp with?
At the end of The Wayne Institute’s week-long summer camp program, your student will leave with an expanded network of other high-achieving high schoolers and current attendees of top-tier colleges and universities, a better sense of personal aptitudes, and a hard copy, personalized Roadmap to Success that will outline step-by-step actions your student can take to succeed in their high school career and college admissions process.
How long does the summer camp program last?
The summer camp program lasts 5 days and 4 nights. For any given week, the program will begin on Monday morning and end on Friday afternoon.
What are the camp session dates?
The camp session dates are:
- June 10th-14th
- June 17th-21st
- June 24th-28th
- July 8th-12th
- July 15th-19th
Should my student attend more than one session?
No. Our research and planning reveal that one session of guided and rigorous instruction is enough time to meet our goal of planning for your student.
What is the arrival procedure?
Students may be dropped off by a parent or guardian or the students may come to The Wayne Institute by themselves as long as they have all required paperwork completed and uploaded. In the latter case, they may:
- Fly into Palm Beach International Airport, where your student will be met and escorted by a camp counselor to the PBA campus.
- Take the Brightline to the West Palm Beach station, where your student will be met and escorted by a camp counselor to the PBA campus. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to plan for special accommodations.
What is the departure procedure?
Students may arrange their ride to the airport or train station on Friday afternoon. For a fee, The Wayne Institute can arrange for students to be driven by a staff member. Students may also wait at The Wayne Institute until parents arrive to pick them up.
Will there be an opportunity for parents to meet with mentors to review the Roadmap?
Yes, on Friday. Prior to arriving at camp, families will be emailed a link to schedule a one-on-one consultation with their student’s mentor to review their Roadmap. We highly recommend that parents attend their one-on-one consultation.
What is the student to counselor ratio?
The student to counselor ratio is ten students for every counselor.
What if my student has food allergies?
The Wayne Institute would be able to accommodate your student by working with our PBA campus dining partners.
Is the Wayne Institute associated with Palm Beach Atlantic University?
The Wayne Institute, LLC is not associated with Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Wayne Institute has mutually signed agreements with Palm Beach Atlantic University to use relevant campus space, house students in residence halls, and feed students in PBA’s Fraser Dining Hall.
What grade level should my student be?
We highly recommend registering your student if they are a rising 9th or 10th grader.
What is a “rising 9th grader/10th grader?”
A rising 9th grader is a student who has just completed 8th grade and will be entering 9th grade in the upcoming fall semester. A rising 10th grader is a student who has just completed 9th grade and will be entering 10th grade in the upcoming fall semester.
Can my rising 11th or 12th grader attend?
Yes, but in terms of time for execution of a plan, 11th and 12th grade students are at a disadvantage compared to rising 9th and 10th grade students. However, we are happy to review your student’s path to date and contribute to the trajectory of their remaining time in high school.
What should my student pack for camp?
At the Wayne Institute, we want our students to be successful and we believe success comes when you are comfortable. Students may bring:
- Casual clothes (no offensive graphics or language)
- One semi-professional outfit (for a class photo)
- Comfortable footwear
- Bathing suits
- Sheets (Twin XL size)
- Towels (for showering and outdoor activities)
- Hat or Visors
- Poncho or Umbrella
- Laptops (If you do not own a laptop, please contact us so arrangements can be made for your student’s success)
- All necessary toiletries
What is the Wayne Institute’s discipline policy?
At The Wayne Institute, a core value is our culture of kindness. Any behavior that is counter to our culture of kindness, including but not limited to bullying or any other type of harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability will not be tolerated and will result in removal from the program. The use of any illegal substances, consumption of alcohol, or non prescribed prescription drugs will result in immediate removal from the program.
Is there a laundry service available?
No, our staff’s capabilities and time will be spent on your student’s academics and path to succeed in high school, and therefore limits ancillary work to specific academic needs.
Will snacks be available throughout the day?
Yes, snacks will be available for purchase while at camp.
How much money should my student bring?
We would recommend that your student bring $75 for snacks and drinks outside of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as additional items at the bowling alley or movie theater.
Is my student required to stay on campus during the program?
Yes. Your student will have "suitemates," meaning they will have their own bedroom and share a bathroom and common space with 3 other students. If you have any questions or concerns regarding roommate matching, please reach out at email@example.com
Can I choose my roommate?
Yes. If your student is enrolling during the same session as a sibling or friend of the same sex they can be roommates. Please email preferences at firstname.lastname@example.org