MSU Media Summer Camps: Policies

Policies

The University holds a set of operational requirements that all participants and youth programs are accountable for that you should be aware of before registering for any pre-college program.

The University must collect and retain the following forms to enroll your student in MSU pre-college programs:

Parents must review completely and agree to all terms set forth in these documents for each participating student.

University Policies

All parents are equipped with an electronic handbook that includes comprehensive program and university information, available on the homepage of our website.

MSU faculty and instructors retain the right to update or make adjustments to program curriculum as needed based on classroom dynamics or assessment of student skill level. Please understand, many programs are beginner oriented and do not require prerequisites. Some students come to programs with more experience, others need additional assistance to get caught up to perform tasks. We’ll do our best to standardize and cater to individual student needs, but it can impact the collective pace or focus of the program. Our primary responsibility is to provide college exposure opportunities for students interested in media and technology fields of study. Once registration is complete, students and parents will be expected to honor the program cancellation and refund policy guidelines.

Safety Information

Our mission is to provide all participants with an authentic college experience that is hands-on, skills-oriented, high-energy, unique, and above all SAFE! The University strives to offer a safe and enjoyable educational environment for all minors attending programs on its campus. In support of this goal, MSU Media Summer Camps holds a set of operational requirements that should bring parents peace-of-mind.

All our faculty, staff, and volunteers complete a mandatory criminal background and sexual offender check, not just once but before every programming year. Each staff member goes through a series of trainings, and are certified in the following areas:

  • program responsibilities and expectations
  • program policies and procedures
  • safety and security precautions
  • prohibited harassment and reporting obligations
  • reporting protocols for suspected child abuse or sexual assault
  • activity or sports concussion awareness
  • CPR, first-aid, first-respondent, emergency response, and accident response
  • mental health and wellness reporting and assistance

Our Media Summer Camp staff is selected based on performance, compliance review, and professional endorsements. 100% of our faculty has worked with our student assistant instructors and mentors, confirming their academic excellence. We regularly review the quality of our programs, from our curriculum to our instructors, to ensure we are delivering an exceptional experience to all.

Students evaluate our instructors and programs as well at the end of camp! Feedback directly impacts the future direction and offerings of MSU Media Camps.

All parents and students should be aware of the following policies before enrolling.

  • Safety and security procedures
  • University rules, program rules, and behavioral expectations
  • University reporting protocols for suspected child abuse and sexual assault at orientation

Every camper has an assigned chaperone, instructor, and assistant instructor. Our programs have a limited enrollment so we can maintain a high teacher/chaperone to student ratio to foster personalized learning, adult accessibility, and meaningful relationships at the University.

Need to get in touch with your child? Unexpected change of schedule, scheduling conflict, or family emergency? Our program director is available 24/7 during programming dates to assist families with special requests or emergencies. Call 517-432-9841.

Program Cancellation and Refund Policy

For each week of camp and for each camper, there is a non-refundable, non-transferable processing/holding fee of $100. Those who have enrolled in camp, but have not made payment within 48 hours of registration will be removed from the registration roster. Your seat is not reserved until payment is received.

No refunds will be issued for early withdrawal due to absences (for any reason including sickness), behavioral dismissals, power failures, unforeseeable events not within the control of the MSU Media Summer Camps or other acts of nature. If students leave camp early for ANY reason, the tuition is NOT prorated and no refund will be issued.

Camp payments, less the $100 non-refundable processing/holding fee, are refundable up until 6 weeks prior to the start of the confirmed camp week/session. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or withdrawals within 6 weeks of the start of confirmed camp week/session.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing and submitted to the MSU Media Summer Camp office no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of camp. Please note that refunds will not be issued without written confirmation from parent or guardian, stating that the camper's parent/guardian is aware of MSU Media Summer Camp's cancellation policy and they understand that the processing/holding fee amount is non-refundable. (The processing/holding fee amount for the MSU Media Summer Camps is $100 per camp per student.)

Cancellation notification may be emailed. To cancel via email, send your notification to mediacamps@msu.edu; note in the subject line "Camp Cancellation" and make sure to include camper name, camp name, and camp dates.

If MSU Media Summer Camps must cancel a program offering and cannot find a suitable alternative programming option that the registered student would like to attend, we will issue a full refund.

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