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What To Bring During Your Stay


• Camera (optional): Make sure it is NOT on a cell phone since cell phones will be collected at the beginning of camp.
• Flash drive, if available
• Paper notebook
• Pens, pencils, highlighters

Residence Hall Needs:

• Any snakcs and/or drinks you prefer
• Alarm clock AND a watch: We will be collecting your cell phone the first day of camp, so you must bring something with you to serve as an alarm clock.
• Linen for twin-size bed (extra long)
• Towels, hand towels and washcloths
• Bathroom supplies (soap, shampoo, etc.) for shower and the sink
• Clothes hangers

Additional Needs:

• Attire: Students are encouraged to dress comfortably for the week, but also include clothing for a dinner banquet ("Sunday attire")
• Jacket/sweatshirt (Some buildings on campus are quite cool during the summer.)
• Medication: If you take medication daily or have medication that you take in the event of an emergency, please make sure to bring that with you to camp.
• ID: We want to ensure that all participants have some form of government-issued identification on hand (driver's license, passport, etc.)
• Umbrella and/or raincoat
• Sunscreen
• Money (optional): We will visit the Baylor Bookstore if you would like to purchase something. Your camp fee includes room, board, T-shirt, water bottle, snacks, etc.

Note about cell phones: The goal of the Renaissance Scholar Program faculty and staff is to introduce each program participant to a higher level of academic study and the life of community, that is, community with world-renown professors in addition to peers. We only have one week to make this "introduction," so we want every moment to count...without the distractions of Facebook, texting, etc. At Baylor, we call this "leaning in" and being "fully present." Parents/guardians are welcome to reach out to students at any time. To do so, parents/guardians will be provided with the cell phone numbers of all camp counselors, as they will be with the students throughout the entire week.