Academic and Enrichment Summer Camps

Academic and Enrichment Summer Camps
For more information, contact the Coordinator listed for each event.


Central Honors Institute (7th and 8th graders) – Columbus Campus
Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (11th and 12th graders) – Columbus Campus


Central Honors Institute

2014 Camp Dates: Sunday, July 13 - Friday, July 18


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2011 chiThe non-stop fun known as Central Honors Institute (CHI) began in 2003. CHI is a one-week residential academic camp for students who have completed the 6th or 7th grades and have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership, and maturity among their peers.  To be considered for CHI summer camp, students must complete a CHI application and be recommended by a recent teacher or counselor.  The forms can be completed online or by mailing a hardcopy from the current CHI brochure.

CHI campers attend classes during the day, socialize with peers in the evenings and experience life on a community college campus - complete with dorm food and residence halls.  Each summer we learn a lot about the world, ourselves, and most of all, how to have fun with learning. Check out our pictures from camp  to learn more about CHI.

What do past campers say about CHI?
"The class was really interactive with nice teachers and great field trips."

"The best thing about the week was meeting new friends."
"The worst thing about the week was saying goodbye to my roommate."
"Other than 'it was awesome,' there's nothing more to say!"

DSCN0251CHI Academic Program
Based on interest and aptitude, students are selected for a particular academic track, either CSI@CHI, FLY CHI, or CHI Creativity. Our camp facultyhave impressive teaching credentials and extensive experience working at academic youth camps. CHI faculty stress unique learning approaches and real-life applications of concepts. While the typical CHI camper excels at academics, high ability students often find they are challenged by the innovative teaching methods at CHI.


DSC01238CHI Social Program
Having fun with peers is the other important component of CHI. The social program is led by energetic CHI staff and includes group games, swimming, bowling, table games, relays and other non-competitive sports.  Because the camp draws participants from a wide area, students meet kids from other schools and geographic areas and have opportunities to form friendships beyond their regular peer group.  This often translates into greater self-confidence when campers return home. 


DSC00759-001To Apply for CHI

The student application and school nominations must be received by Central Community College on or before May 1. Selected students will be notified through the mail, in mid-May.

Camp Tuition
Tuition for the 2014 camp is $400 (if paid by June 15; $425 after that date). Tuition includes room and board (meals), supplies, recreational activity fees and a CHI t-shirt. Do NOT send money with your initial CHI application.  Be sure to check with your local school about High Ability Learner program dollars or any available merit or needs-based scholarships. CCC offers modest financial assistance to qualifying students, but requires a scholarship application form to be submitted by May 1.

For More Information or To Request a CHI Brochure:
Contact Lori Neid at 402-562-1451, 877-222-0780, ext. 1451 (NE toll-free), or
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Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Starting in 1998, Tomorrow's Leaders Today (TLT) is based on the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Columbusprogram available to Columbus area adults. Students must be invited to attend. TLT involves a 2-day retreat in which student participants are made aware of the importance of leadership and community service through speakers, group presentations, panel discussions, field trips, and FUN group activities.

For More Information:
Contact Karin Rieger at 402-562-1212, 877-222-0780, ext. 1212 (NE toll-free)
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Written by Lori Neid   
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 17:43