Office of Admission
A historic campus founded in 1842, Hollins is the perfect setting for students who value small classes, talented professors, leadership opportunities, and individual expression. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Virginia, Roanoke is the largest city in Southwest Virginia.
Participants in Hollinsummer will live in Tinker Hall, a spacious air-conditioned residence hall located near classrooms, tennis courts, and an indoor swimming pool.
Our residential counselors are undergraduate and graduate students. The residential coordinator is a professional staff member with Hollins University and will supervise the camp counseling staff. The residential coordinator and counseling staff will be on or near campus 24 hours a day.
Please contact the Office of Admission at 800.456.9595 or email email@example.com if your child plans to travel as an official unaccompanied minor. Airlines require the name, address, and telephone number of the person who will meet the student traveling as an unaccompanied minor. We cannot provide that information to you at this time. The Hollinsummer coordinator will contact you two or three days before the departure date to notify you of the name of the staff member who will meet your child at the gate.
A free shuttle service to and from the airport will be provided. Please complete the supplemental transportation form you will receive via email to let us know your travel plans.
Please contact the Hollinsummer coordinator at 540-362-6216 as soon as possible regarding any travel changes.
Hollinsummer does not provide bed linens. If you are unable to pack them you can mail them to our office before the start of camp.
Any leave of absence must be arranged in advance with the residential coordinator. The residential coordinator can be contacted by calling 540-588-1818. Given the short length of the camp and intensity of activities and classes, we strongly discourage visitors and absences from camp.
Parents may contact campers via the following methods:
Hollinsummer Camper's Name
P.O. Box 9707
Roanoke, VA 24020-1707
Please understand that mail delivery to participants will take at least two extra days, as the mail must travel from the US postal service to the Hollins postal service to the Hollinsummer office and then to the participant. Also, Hollins mail is not delivered on Saturdays.
Attention: Hollinsummer, Camper's Name
Office of Admission/ Hollinsummer Office: 1-800-456-9595
During the day, parents may call and leave messages for campers with the Office of Admission (which manages the Hollinsummer programs). Messages will be checked regularly throughout the day. In the case of an emergency, please contact Emma Bretschneider, residential coordinator, at 540-588-1818. You may also contact the security department at 540-362-6419.
Though it is not a requirement for any of the Hollinsummer programs, participants may bring a laptop. However, the camp will not be responsible for loss or damage to the computer and equipment.
There is not a significant need for spending money during your stay on campus. The bookstore will only be open limited hours during the day, and all meals will be provided for each participant.
A nurse will be available on campus daily. Parents will be called for advice and recommendations if the problem does not require immediate medical attention. If the problem is serious, a staff member will arrange for medical treatment at one of the Roanoke-area hospitals. When possible, staff members will contact parent(s)/guardian(s) before seeking treatment.
You will receive an email with information about the medical form, which must be completed and returned to the Hollinsummer office before the beginning of camp. It is imperative that all parts of the form are thoroughly and legibly completed. Staff will refer to this form for contact information in the event of a medical emergency. Medical personnel will refer to this form if medical treatment is necessary; this form is the only guide a health care provider will have in case of an emergency.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing by sending a fax to 540-362-6218 or emailing the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the participant cancels for any reason before June 10, 2013, a refund will be given of the full amount, minus the $200 deposit.
All participants attending Taking Joy in the Art of Creative Writing will be automatically considered for the A. Tennison Creative Writing Grant. A talent-based award, this grant will provide half-tuition camp scholarship awards to first and second place submissions, as judged by members of the Hollins M.F.A. in Children’s Literature faculty. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit their Hollinsummer 2013 application and enrollment deposit, as well as the coordinating supplemental forms by June 10, 2013. Award recipients will be notified by June 21, 2013.
Scholarships are not currently available for the remainder of the Hollinsummer programs. A 10% discount off the total cost is available to participants whose parent or grandparent graduated from Hollins, or to the child of a current university employee.
All program participants eat in the campus dining hall. Campers in all programs choose from a variety of vegetarian and meat entrees, vegetables, breads, sandwiches, salad bar, drinks, and desserts.
If either the card or the key is lost or misplaced, the participant should notify her counselor immediately so a replacement may be issued and the lost card key deactivated to ensure the safety of residents. Participants are responsible for the replacement cost of each lost or damaged card key ($15) or room key ($75).
If you will be absent for the day, please notify your residential counselor so we can inform his/her instructor.
Residential campers in the weekend programs will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that are organized by the residential counseling staff.