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Summer in the Arts Early Bird Registration is Open!

Register on or before June 1, 2018 to save!

Online Registration Form: Summer in the Arts at Northern
(submit via the web: payment via CC or mail checks to the office)

Paper Registration Form: Summer in the Arts at Northern
(Fax, mail, or print scan and email: payment via CC or mail checks to the office)


Grade/Age Requirements

When we refer to a grade requirement, we require that the student has completed that grade by the start of camp. No exceptions are made to the grade requirements.

Registration Fees and Payment Information

General Registration Fees - 2018 Fees

Fee Type

Early Bird Registration Fee

Registration Fee

Camp Fee

$570 (postmark deadline - June 1)

$630 (after June 1)

Visual Arts Camp only Supply Fee (mandatory)

$55

$55

All registration forms must be accompanied by a deposit of $100. This may be paid by credit card or by check, made payable to Northern Illinois University. A registration form without the deposit will not be processed. The only exception is if you are applying for an NIU need scholarship; you will be expected to pay the $20 application fee only.

The balance of payment and the health/permission form for all camps are due on June 15. If you paid the deposit by credit card, and signed the form in agreement, the balance will be charged to the same card by NIU on this date. Payment by check is due on this date. 

Families receive a packet with camp information, forms, and payment information by mail in early June; the forms and camp information are available online by June 5. Call the office at (815) 753-1450 if you have questions about your balance of payment.


Discounts

Returning Camper Discount

Returning campers from the 2017 Summer in the Arts at Northern camps and children and grandchildren of NIU staff, faculty, and students receive a $25 discount.

Early Bird Discount - Register by June 1 and save!

Save when you register and pay the deposit by June 1 (postmark deadline) for any NIU arts camp. Most camps fill before the early bird deadline, so it is important to get your registration form in as early as possible if you know you want to attend a camp.


Cancellation/Refund Information

Before Camp

A full refund is provided if NIU cancels the camp or if the camp is full. A full refund may be allowed for campers who withdraw because of illness or a family emergency; these situations are decided on a case-by-case basis and documentation from a doctor or other professional is required.  If the camp is full, the camper is put on a waiting list and will not be charged.

A camper who withdraws more than 28 days before the start date of the camp receives a refund of all but $50.00.  A camper who withdraws 15-27 days before the start date of the camp receives a refund of all but $100.00. A camper who withdraws 14 days or less before the start date of camp does not receive a refund.

During Camp

A camper who leaves camp during the week because of illness or a family emergency may receive a prorated refund, provided documentation from a doctor or other professional is provided within one week of the date the camper left.  If the camper leaves camp during the week for other any other reason, the camper does not receive a refund.

All refunds are issued by the same method of payment that was used to make the payment. Credit card refunds are credited to the same credit card used for the payment within 2-3 days of the request. Refunds by check can take 4–6 weeks.