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.
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To learn more, either download
the brochure or contact the camp director.
During the week, campers choose
to follow a particular academic track, either CSI at CHI, FLY CHI, or CHI Creativity. 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 group games, swimming, bowling, putt-putt and Frisbee golf, table
games, relays and other non-competitive sports.
Because 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 College, attention Lori Neid/CHI,
PO Box 1027, Columbus, NE 68602-1027. Materials
may also be faxed to 402-562-1451. Applications
must be received by May 1. For more
information, call toll-free in Nebraska 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1451, or 402-562-1451 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition for the 5-day camp is $395
(if paid by June 15) and this 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.
Partial scholarships based on financial need may be available through the
CCC Foundation. Students should also check with their local school about funding