Weeks 0 & T-1 Info

at Mars Hill University

What to Bring:  Pillow, sleeping bag and/or sheets for a twin bed, clothes for an active week, bathing suit, toiletries, towels, wash cloths, two comfy pairs of shoes (in case one gets wet), sweaters/sweatshirts, raincoat or umbrella, sunglasses, reusable water bottle, light backpack, flashlight, and prescription medication with dosage guidelines. 

Optional: Fan (dorm rooms are not air-conditioned), extra snacks for the evenings, small amounts of pocket change, toiletry caddy, outfit for the dance, sunscreen, bug spray, a notebook, and laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and a laundry basket for campers staying multiple weeks.

 What Not to Bring:  Cell phones, ipods, ipads, computers, unnecessary valuables (electronics, jewelry, etc.), any substantial amount of cash, weapons, pets, cigarettes, alcohol, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, non-prescribed prescription drugs, or any illegal substances.  

Sunday Check-In:  We invite you to come on Sunday afternoon to check-in and visit the AICL community.  Campers will come to check-in between 4 and 4:45 pm at the Fox Hall Dorm (#33 on the Campus Map).  In order to avoid any lines at check-in, we ask that you try to check-in according to your child’s last name:  if their last name starts with A-J, please try to check-in between 4 and 4:15 pm.  If their last name begins with K-P, please check-in around 4:20 pm, and if their last name begins with Q-Z, please check-in around 4:40 pm.  During this time, families can help campers get settled into their rooms, and meet counselors, directors, and teachers.  A little after five, parents will wave goodbye and camp will get under way.  For directions to Mars Hill University, you can find directions and a campus map on MHU’s website: http://www.mhu.edu/about-mhu/location.

 T Minus One's Friday Farewell Gathering:  We will have a Closing Ceremony on Friday afternoon at 4:30 PM.  Parents are invited to come join us as we close the week’s activities together.  Following the ceremony (around 5:30), campers will head home with their parents and guardians.

Week Zero's Saturday Farewell Gathering:  Saturday morning will feature performances and the presentation of certificates.  Day campers and parents of all campers are invited to attend AICL closing ceremonies.  Please show up at 10 am to see all the festivities!    

 How do I contact AICL during camp?  Our office phone is 800-951-7442 and our camp email is info@appalachianinstitute.org and aiclsummercamp@gmail.com.  Co-Directors Chad Watson and Tara Watson will be happy to let you know how your camper is doing and to answer any questions you have.