The Central Honors Institute (CHI) is a five-day residential academic camp for middle school students who have completed the 6th or 7th grade and who have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership and maturity among their peers. Students must complete an application, and submit a recommendation from a recent teacher and a nomination from a counselor or school official to be eligible to attend.
CHI campers attend academic classes during the day, socialize with peers in the evenings and fully experience life on a college campus, complete with dorm food and residence halls. Central Community College-Columbus has been proud to host CHI campers since 2003.
To learn more, either download the brochure or contact the camp director.
Visit our CHI Photo Gallery for snapshots from this summer’s camp.
During the week, campers will follow one of five academic tracks. They can apply to be a part of CSI at CHI, CHI Stream Team, CHI Creativity, FLY CHI or CHI Tech Explorers. CHI faculty have distinguished instructional credentials
and have been selected for their experience and enthusiasm
working with this age group.
While the typical CHI student
excels at academics, many are pleasantly surprised by the challenging academic
experiences they will have at camp. Best of all, our CHI learning environment
supports acceptance, growth and excellence.
Having fun and learning to feel
confident in a new setting are important components of the CHI agenda. Our social
program includes activities such as swimming, bowling, putt-putt and Frisbee golf, table games, group games and relays. CHI draws from a large geographic area, campers will meet kids
from other schools and cities and have the opportunity to form friendships beyond
their normal peer group.
To apply for
the Central Honors Institute, complete the application, nomination and
recommendation forms and submit them to:
Central Community CollegeATTN: Central Honors Institute/Betsy RallPO Box 1027Columbus, NE 68602-1027
Materials may also be faxed to
402-562-1451. Applications must be received by May 1. For more information,
contact Betsy Rall at 402-562-1458; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1458; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the five-day camp is $395 (if paid by June 15) and includes room, board, supplies,
recreational activity fees and a CHI T-shirt. Tuition is due when the student
has been notified of CHI acceptance in mid-May. After June 15, the cost is
$425. No refunds will be given after July 1.