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Frequently Asked Questions

My child is currently in 9th grade, can she/he attend camp?

No. Campers need to have completed at least two years of high school before the start of camp.

My child is a graduating senior, can he/she attend camp?

Yes. Graduating high school seniors are welcome to attend camp.

Do you offer any camps or programming during the school year?

CSU offers outreach through local schools as well as events at the Fort Collins Museum of discovery. We do not offer any week-long academic camps during the school year.

How much actual dissection do the campers do?

Campers dissect a brain and a heart during camp.

When does the application open for camp?

We start accepting applications on March 1.

How do I register my child for camp?

Due to overwhelming numbers of registrations in the past, we have switched to an application process. We will start accepting applications on March 1. The application will be made available through a link on the details and registration page on March 1. We will let you know by the first week of April if you have a space at camp or if you have been placed on the waitlist. Once accepted, you will be emailed a link to complete the registration process. Once registration is complete, you will have one week to submit the tuition payment. A wholistic evaluation of applicants will be utilized. Admissions to Anatomy Camp will be based on many criteria including the following:

  • GPA
  • Statement of passion for science, 250 words or less
  • Statement of leadership qualities and/or experience, 250 words or less
  • Unique contributions to an educational environment (optional 250 words or less statement) - examples include disability, participation in TRiO programs such as Upward Bound or Talent Search, first generation status (when neither parent has completed a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree), qualification for the federal free/reduced lunch program, attendance at Colorado State University Alliance Program High School, etc.
Colorado State University is committed to embracing diversity through the inclusion of individuals reflective of characteristics such as age, culture, different ideas and perspectives, disability, ethnicity, first generation status, familial status, gender equity and expression, geographic background, marital status, national origin, race, religious and spiritual beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical appearance, medical diagnosis, documentation status, and veteran status with special attention given to populations historically underrepresented or excluded from participation in higher education. The university's committment to diversity is a longstanding one that reflects our role and mission as a land-grant insituition.
You can submit an application to be reviewed on or after March 1. We will let you know by the first week of April if you have been accepted or placed on the waitlist. 

How much does camp cost?

Anatomy Camp costs $1,850 per camper. This fee includes six nights of lodging in a residence hall, meals (starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with breakfast on Saturday), a lab manual, lab supplies and all supplemental materials, all extracurricular camp activities, and a set of scrubs for you to keep. Costs also include shuttle service to and from the airport, if needed. It does not include airfare or transportation to and from camp.

I can’t afford camp, what are my options?

We offer three need-based scholarships. Please see the details and registrations page for more information and to apply. Past campers have also worked part-time jobs, asked extended family for help, and/or contacted their local high schools to see if any available scholarships could help with the cost. Some schools do provide funding for students to attend academic summer programs. Check with your guidance counselor to see if this might be an option for you.

I signed my child up for camp, is there anything else I need to provide?

Yes. Full payment is due within one week of registration. There are also waivers for you to sign as well as health forms that need to be signed by a medical professional. See packet of forms here

I just registered my child for camp, how do I pay?

An invoice will be emailed to you and and you can pay via credit card directly from the link on the invoice. If you’d like to pay by check, please make the check out to Colorado State University and mail it to:

Anatomy Camp at Colorado State
℅ Heather Hall
Campus Delivery 1680
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Please contact for more information.

I see camp is full, can I be placed on a waitlist?

Absolutely. We will keep the waitlist active until the first day of camp.

Does camp result in college credit?

No it does not. This is purely for fun!