Who can attend?
If you will be between the ages of 14 and 18 during the camp, you are eligible to attend.
When should I register?
Due to high demand, you will need to apply to the camp before you can register. Once you have been accepted into the camp (1–2 weeks after applying), we will notify you when you can register. Applications are being accepted now!
What are your registration deadlines?
Registration will remain open until all spots are filled for both camps. Because there is limited space, we suggest registering as soon as possible.
What if I don't have a credit card to register by Internet/phone?
You can mail a check and note with your (the participant's) name, address, age, email, and phone number. Because of the high demand, we cannot hold spaces. If you choose to mail a check, we cannot guarantee your space will be held. When they are received, you will be registered. The only risk with this method is that the program may fill up before your check is received.
When will I receive more information?
Once you have registered, a receipt will be emailed immediately to the email address you used during the registration process. Please check the receipt for accuracy. All pre-arrival information will be available on the webpage.
I have a disability—can you accommodate?
We are committed to providing a learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified. Before registration, applicants with disabilities are invited to discuss the program content and available facilities with the program director. Those with disabilities who desire to register should call 801-422-7692.
When is ACT and College Prep Camp held each year?
Camps are typically held in July and August.
Who teaches at the camp?
ACT and College Prep Camp is taught by professional teachers who specialize in each specific subject area.
What will students do each day?
Each day students will be taking classes based on the five different sections of the ACT. Along with writing, reading comprehension, English, math, and science, students will have the opportunity to take additional classes if they choose. There will be guest speakers, a campus tour, and evening activities. There will also be a post-camp practice test administered the last day of camp.
Are there activities in the evenings?
Yes. Activities may include a barbecue and hike to the Y, a campus scavenger hunt, Seven Peaks Water Park, pizza party, and dance.
When is check-in?
Check-in is Sunday afternoon at your residence hall between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. More information is available by clicking on the pre-arrival packet link.
When is checkout?
Participants must check out of their rooms by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
What if I don't arrive until after orientation?
If you arrive after the orientation on Monday morning and you are registered for campus housing, please go to the assigned residence hall to receive your housing assignment (see pre-arrival information for the assigned residence hall) and then call 801-422-1680 for instructions. If you are not staying on campus, call the number previously listed.
Should I stay in campus housing or commute?
That choice should be determined on an individual basis. If you stay in campus housing, you will have a counselor (one counselor for every 10 to 12 participants) and be able to experience college dorms for the week. Counselors supervise activities and coordinate a reflection meeting each evening. Campus participants are not allowed to leave the evening activity or residence halls.
Commuters will need to be picked up by an adult after the evening activities each day.
If I don't stay in campus housing, where can I eat?
Camp participants eat in a BYU cafeteria. Those staying in campus housing are given a meal card for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Those who are commuting are given a meal card for lunch only. Commuters may buy other meals as desired on a day-to-day basis in the cafeteria. Meals range from $7.25 to $10.75 in the cafeteria. Partial meal cards are not available.
How much does campus housing cost? What does it cover?
Cost for on-campus housing is $569. It covers double occupancy accommodations in campus residence halls from Sunday evening through Saturday morning, with bed and bath linen provided. Meals are provided from Monday lunch through Saturday breakfast.
Where is the campus housing?
Campus housing is usually in Helaman Halls (subject to change). Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis until the spaces are filled. Early registration is encouraged, as spaces are limited. We can confirm availability of housing instantaneously if you register by phone or online.
What are the housing arrangements?
Residence halls are double occupancy with shared bathrooms down the hall. Single or triple rooms are not available.
How can I be matched up with my preferred roommate?
To request a specific roommate, you must provide that roommate's name and link number when registering. The roommate must also give us your name and the same link number with his or her registration. If you register and choose a roommate, but that person doesn't register for housing by the time it is filled or doesn't enroll, you will be paired with another camp participant.
Participants will be paired with roommates of similar age (14–15 and 16–18). If participants from different age groups wish to share a room, they will be placed in housing designated for 16–18 year olds.
Can I have a roommate who is attending another youth program?
No. You must room with someone attending the same program.
Is early housing available?
No early arrival is available.
If I will be arriving late, where should I go?
See Program Questions above.
What should I bring?
Bed and bath linens are provided. Bring extra towels, alarm clock, soap, shampoo, slippers, swimsuit, drinking cup, bathrobe, and personal items. Also bring athletic clothing, as we will be going on a small hike one of the evenings. A full list of items to bring will be included in the camp packet you will receive after registering.
Can you give me the names and phone numbers of other participants in my session so I can make carpool arrangements?
Unfortunately, this is confidential information that we are unable to provide.
Is there a BYU shuttle service from the Salt Lake International Airport to BYU?
Yes. Please see the Travel page for more information.
What is the BYU Honor Code?
Participants attending the camp are required to uphold guidelines as represented in the BYU Honor Code. They must maintain the standards of Brigham Young University (i.e., high standards of honor, integrity, language, and morality; abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and harmful drugs; and modesty in dress). Shorts and skirts worn on campus must be knee length; no sleeveless shirts, bare midriffs, or tank tops are permitted. Dress standards are strictly enforced. Participants found in violation of the Honor Code are subject to immediate dismissal without a refund. Parents are responsible for picking up a participant who has been dismissed and paying any costs for transportation.
What should I wear at the camp?
What will the weather be like?
The weather could be rather warm during the program. Average high temperatures in July are 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit; average lows are 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Come prepared for changeable weather and varying indoor room temperatures.