Frequently Asked Questions

Important Dates

Regsitration opens - January 15, 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes - April 30, 2019

Full payment due & all forms due - June 1, 2019

All Registration closes  - As seats fill up

First week of Camp starts - July 8, 2019

Cost

Q: What is the cost for Camp BIOmed?

Each camp has its own unique features, but the cost for each camp is the same.

 

Early bird price (Regular)

Early bird price (Regular)

Employee of NWABR's member institution 

Regular Camp price 

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)

$625

$600

$675

$695

The Molecular Biology of Cancer:Good cells gone bad

$625

$600

$675

$695

Origami of Life with Bioinformatics

$625

$600

$675

$695

Genetic Engineering - Recombinant DNA technology

$625

$600

$675

$695

Medical Microbiology

$625

   $600

$675

$695

*For the list of our member institutions, please click here.

Q: When does the Early Bird registration end?

April 30, 2019 will be the last day for discounted campership fee. 

Early bird discount saves each camper $75.

Q: What kind of financial assistance is available?

NWABR offers assistance upto 75% of the tuiton fees. Visit our Financial Assistance page for details.  If you have additional questions, reach out to camp@nwabr.org.

Q: Where can I download the financial assistance form?

You can download the finanical assistance form here.

Q: Which sessions are available for Special discount?

NWABR is offering $25 discount on specific sessions. Use Code 'NOW'.  See below for participating sessions:

  July 8-12 July 15-19 July 22-26

July 29-August 2

August 5- 9

August 12-16
The Molecular Biology of Cancer: good cells gone bad            x
Next Gen Science- Origami of Life with Bioinformatics          x  
Crime Scene Investigation(CSI) @SPU            x
Medical Microbiology            
Genetic Engineering      x      

* 'x' indicates the session available for discount

MemBership


Q: What if the parent is part of NWABRs member organizations?

If a parent works for or is affiliated with a member organization, students receive memberships benefits and save $75 on camp fees.

Click here for the list of member organizations.

Email camp@nwabr.org if you have questions on parent’s membership with any of NWABR’s member organizations. 

Q: What does the student receive for becoming a member?

Student membership allows students to be part of the NWABR network.  This includes attending future events (in addition to Camp BIOmed) at a discount, news about our member organizations and involvement in our strong network of biomedical research organizations. Any events NWABR sponsors will have discounts.

Q: How do I become a member?

When registering for any of the camps, you will have the option to become a member at the end of the registration process.  Be sure to check 'Yes' if you are interested in becoming a member!

Students who register for camp after early bird registration will automatically receive NWABR membership.

Q: How much does membership cost?

Membership costs are below:

- Students - $25

- Teachers - $35

- Parents and other individuals - $55 for individual; $75 for couples

 

There are additional opportunities for your school if they are interested in becoming an organizational member.  If this is something your school may be interested in, please contact Mansi Kaushik at camp@nwabr.org.

 

Q: What is our refund policy?

 

To save a spot for yourself, please make a deposit of $100, out of which $50 is non-refundable. Any cancellations before April 30, 2019 will result in a refund of any deposit other than non-refundable fee of $50.

Cancellations between April 30, 2019 and June 15, 2019 will result in a deduction of $100 from the entire deposit.

No refunds will be issued after the registration closes, i.e. June 15, 2019.  

 

Q. What if I need to change camp theme or camp week?

 

The changes will be free of cost till June 1 2019. Just write an email to camp@nwabr.org or call at 425-786-8138. Any changes requested after June 1 2019 will be entertained with a charge of $50.

 

Camp Logistics

Q: What is the time commitment for a student signing up for a camp?

Each camp session runs for one week (Monday-Friday).  Students will be in camps from 9 am to 3 pm each day. 

On Friday of each week, a culminating expo is available for students to share their weeks’ projects with family and friends from 1PM to 3PM.

Q: When are the camps?

The camps will be offered for six weeks from July 8 to August 16. Below are the specifics on when each camp is offered:

 

July 8-12

July 15-19

July 22-26

July 29- August 2

Aug 5-9

Aug 12-16

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) @SPU

    n/a

    X

    X

    X

   X

 X

Medical Microbiology

 n/a

n/a 

 n/a

n/a 

   X

 X

Next Gen Science- Origami of Life with Bioinformatics

n/a 

n/a 

n/a 

n/a    

   X

 X

The Molecular Biology of Cancer: good cells gone bad

   X

   X

   X

    X

   X

 X

Genetic Engineering

   X

   X

   X

    X

   n/a

 n/a

 X represents the sessions available.

Q: What grades are eligible for each camp? 

9th - 12th grade

Students should be entering in the 9 grade in fall - i.e., students currently in grade 8 but entering into 9th grade in fall 2019

* If your child does not fulfill grade requirement but you feel she/he is very interested in biology, please contact us at camp.mansi@nwabr.org 

Q: Where are the camps held?

All the camps are held at In the Eaton Hall laboratory of Seattle Pacific University, located at 339 W Bertona Street, Seattle WA 98119 , Room #322.  Here is a link to directions: http://spu.edu/info/maps/directions.asp  There is street parking available outside university. On this campus map (http://spu.edu/info/maps/index.asp), Eaton Hall is building #25. I'd recommend parking in either lot #48 or #51. You can park in any commuter spot, as parking is open during the summer. Just know that any reserved spot is reserved year-round

Q: When is the culminating expo held?

The culminating expo is held from 1 PM to 3PM on the following dates at the below mentioned locations:

July 12 at McKenna Hall, Room #111 locate at 350 W Bertona Street , Seattle WA 98119

July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16 at Eaton Hall, Room #112 at 339 W Bertona Street, Seattle. WA. 98119.

Q: Who will be instructing the camp?

Genetic Engineering & Next Gen Science: Dr. Sarah Louie

Molecular Biology of Cancer: Wendi Russac

Crime Scene Investigation : Gina Ann Vickrey, Mansi Kaushik

Medical Microbiology: Hiring under process

Q: How many spots are available in each camp?

Each camp session will have approximately 14 students enrolled per track. A waitlist will be created after the camp becomes full.

Q: Will the students need to bring anything with them?

Lunch, if not purchased, and a laptop(recommended).  All the other necessary supplies for the projects during the camp will be provided by NWABR!

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us @  camp@nwabr.org; camp.mansi@nwabr.org, or call us at (425)786-8138 or (206)957-3337.

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