Frequently Asked Questions
What should students plan to bring to camp?
A packing list is included in your pre-camp welcome packet, which will be emailed to you in early July. A few things to note: Must wear comfortable closed-toe shoes to access some of the SLAC buildings during the tours. Bring a sweater or jacket as it cools down in the evenings in Palo Alto. Best to wear layers to adapt to a wide range of temperatures indoors and out.
No need to bring beddings, but bring your own toiletries and personal grooming items. Use the packing list as a checklist. Feel free to bring a portable fan if you like to stay cool indoors during the summer. And an extra towel or pillow if you think you might need it.
Where will students live, and what is the rooming and bathroom situation?
Students will be staying in a typical Stanford undergraduate dormitory, two students per room. There are bathrooms for men, women, as well as indivdiual facilities (showers, sinks, toilets) down the hall from the rooms. Plan to wear comfortable pajamas and slippers that you can wear to the bathroom at night or early morning. Bring a small "shower caddy/basket" to hold all your toiletries for your trip to the bathroom.
Is there a “dress code”?
The dress code is "business casual" all week at SLAC. This can include jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and other casual business wear. Plan to wear comfortable shoes always.
There is a Gala Dinner scheduled for Friday Aug 9. For that event, plan to wear "dressy casual" or "business dressy": This can include nice jeans and dressy top, knee length dress or skirt & dressy top, or dressy pants outfit, and accessories.
What is check-in time and check-out time for SAGE-S Summer Camp?
Check-in time is 1pm to 1:55pm on Sunday August 4, 2019. A light lunch is provided for those who arrive at noon or are driving from a long distance. Check-in location to be specified as we get closer to camp dates.
Camp concludes before lunch, at 11:45am on Saturday, August 10, 2019.
What parts of the program can parents participate in?
Parents, guardians and family members are invited to attend two events on Saturday:
- “SAGE-S Summer Camp Conversation with Parents”
- "Student Presentations”
Both sessions will be held on Saturday morning, August 10, 2019. Venue will be at Stanford University. Specific room/building to be specified as we get closer to camp dates.
Can students bring their own snacks and favorite food?
There will be enough snacks for everyone throughout the week, including options for vegetarians. If you have a favorite snack that you’d like to share with everyone, please feel free to bring it. Regarding meals, breakfast will be served at Stanford. Lunch will be served at SLAC. The girls will return to Stanford for dinner and evening activities.
Can the students use their cell phones while at camp? When is the best time for the parents to contact their children?
We have planned activities that will engage the students and create positive experiences that we hope they will remember for a long time. We encourage students to minimize use of their mobile device while at camp. It is best to keep expensive gadgets at home.
We encourage parents to contact their students only for emergencies in order to allow the students to truly experience for themselves their short week at Stanford & SLAC.
How will the SAGE students get around, including travel between the Stanford and SLAC?
Transportation will be arranged by SAGECamp. Students will stay together as a group during the tours and when traveling between Stanford and SLAC.
How will the SAGE students be supervised during the camp?
Safety is highly valued at SLAC, and all camp participants attend a safety briefing at the start of camp. Adult chaperones have passed background checks and completed safety training requirements.
Most activities will be in large groups, or small group projects that are done in large indoor or outdoor spaces. At all times, we will have a minimum ratio of 1 adult per 10 students (ages 14-17).