Q: Can I pick my child up before the camp ends? A: Yes, parents are allowed to pick up their child before the camp ends. However, because of the way the schedule of the camp is designed, we highly discourage any absence from the camp, as the student may miss out on important information.
Q: What’s the difference between the morning-only and full-day camp? A: Our curriculum is designed to be compatible with morning-only, afternoon-only, and full-day sessions. Students will not be behind in lessons if they leave or arrive in the afternoon.
Q: Will I get a refund if I cancel my registration? A: If you have already paid for the camp and you cancel registration at least two weeks prior to the event, BTL will offer a 50% refund of the camp cost. If you cancel registration within two weeks of the event, the camp cost is non-refundable.
Q: I registered my child but I haven’t paid. Will I still have a spot? A: If you do not pay the full price within 24 hours of registration, you will be removed from the camp registration list, and you will have to re-register your child.
Q: I paid the camp cost but I haven’t turned in my forms. Will I still have a spot? A: Yes, as long as you turn in the camp forms before June 3rd. If you do not turn in the camp forms before June 3rd, the start of the camp, we cannot allow your child to attend.
Q: Will students have any homework? A: BTL instructors try to keep homework to a minimum, so your child will probably never have homework during our camp. We believe the camp alone is enough to teach children the core concepts of our camp.
Q: I’m worried about the way the current events curriculum is taught. Will my child be exposed to graphic, violent, or age-inappropriate material? A: No. We will attempt to adhere to traditional educational standards when deciding what to teach students. BTL instructors will do their best to teach current events in a nonpartisan, age-appropriate manner while also broadening the student’s horizons and knowledge. If you have any worries, you can email us 24 hours before each day starts, and we will provide you with the current events stories we will be sharing for the next day. We will never show children any graphic, violent, or disturbing images, text, or videos.
Q: Why is it important that my child be taught current events and international affairs? A: At BTL, we believe it is important for children to grow up understanding the situation and the events around them. Without knowledge of conflicts, crises, or injustice, children cannot be the leaders of our future. In order to push for progress and change, children must first understand not only what is happening in the United States, but what forces shape events across the world.
Q: Why is it important that my child be taught public speaking? A: Public speaking is critical in order to succeed both at school and at the workplace. If a child cannot effectively communicate an idea, they cannot confidently present a project at school; they cannot convince their boss to invest in a certain idea; they cannot forge connections across corporations. Public speaking is one of the most important skills that employers look for during the hiring process, even in STEM fields.