Cottey’s Summer Workshop is a week-long summit on leadership, skill building and knowledge gathering for the girl bosses, the change makers, and the barrier breakers. The workshop is dedicated to providing an environment where girls are encouraged to have fun while discovering how leadership takes a roll in everything you do. The workshop is being offered to ambitious high school girls who will be entering their junior or senior year the following fall after the Summer Workshop.
During the week, participants will stay in a residence hall and get the opportunity to follow their interests and enhance their skills by taking courses taught by Cottey professors. Work-shoppers will meet other bold leaders from all over the world and get a chance to experience the Cottey student life atmosphere we’re known for.
In addition to interacting in leadership-embedded liberal arts and sciences courses and the opportunity to prepare by experiencing college life pre-graduation, all Summer Workshop attendees who are admitted and enroll at Cottey College will be awarded a $12,000 scholarship to Cottey – that’s an automatic $3,000 annual scholarship!
Click Here to view the 2017 Schedule of Events. The 2018 Schedule of Events is being finalized.
Tuition is $400 and will include class workbooks, t-shirt, labs, field trips, all meals, 5 overnight stays on campus, airport shuttle to/from campus, and all materials for the week.
Traveling by plane: Cottey will provide a shuttle leaving Kansas City International Airport at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. The Kansas City International Airport has three small terminals. When students exit their plane, they should proceed to the baggage claim to retrieve their items. If they land in Terminal C, they should then proceed to Gate 90. If they land at Terminal A or B, they should go outside the Terminal to board the free airport shuttle (the only RED bus), which will take them to Terminal C. Students will gather at Terminal C, Gate 90 to load the shuttle.
Cottey counselors will arrive at the airport at 10:00 a.m. Students who arrive prior to 11:00 a.m. should go directly to baggage claim and then proceed to Terminal C, Gate 90. Students should have their cell phones on and available while at the airport so they can be reached by Cottey staff.
The return shuttle will arrive at the airport by 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22. Please allow 1.5 hours for check in. Cottey counselors will escort students to the terminals and ensure they make it through security. Please provide your student will appropriate funds if she has a long wait before departure.
Traveling by car: Registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. No activities are planned prior to 4:00 p.m. and the residence halls will be locked, please do not plan to arrive early. Check out is Friday, June 22, from 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Students will share a suite in Robertson Hall with 8-10 other high school students and one College counselor. In addition to a College counselor in each suite, a Cottey staff member will live in the residence hall during the week. We operate on an honor system and room keys are not issued during the summer programs.
Every student will share a room with at least one other high school student. The bedrooms have a twin-sized bed, dresser, and desk for each student. Each suite has a kitchen area that is equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, a microwave, and hot plate. Each suite also has a bathroom that consists of two to three private stalls, two private showers, and a private shower/bathtub.
The residence hall offers free WiFi, a computer room with printer, a coin-operated laundry room, and a television room with vending machines.
The temperature in the residence hall will vary between 74-78 degrees depending on location of the suite in relation to the sunlight. For this reason, we recommend only bringing a light blanket or not a blanket at all as each student will be provided with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and a pillow. Classrooms in the academic building do tend to be cool and a jacket or hooded sweatshirt is recommended.
** Halls are locked but please leave valuables at home or on your person. You can always leave any electronics or medications with the Cottey staff member in each hall.
Luggage should be marked with your name, street address, city, state, and phone number.
- Personal hygiene supplies (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine protection, etc.) NOTE: these items cannot be purchased on campus.
- Prescription medicine (will be monitored by professional staff)
- Casual wear (Shirts, shorts, jeans.) Missouri weather in June can range from hot and humid to moderately cold and rainy. Campus buildings are air-conditioned.
- Swimsuit and pool towel (Optional)
- Sweater, sweatshirt, or jacket
- Book bag (to carry notebook, handouts, etc.)
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Notebook and pencil
- Rain Jacket and umbrella
- Water bottle with lid
- Light blanket (sheets and pillow will be provided)
- Musical instrument, if planning to take a private lesson
- Comfortable/stretchy clothing and socks, if planning to participate in a dance class or yoga
- Closed-toe shoes for science courses and other activities
College will provide:
- Bed linens (sheets and pillow)
- One set of towels for the week, if you need more, please bring them
Parents and guests who may be traveling to/from campus will need to make their own accommodations for lodging in Nevada, if applicable. Please see the brochure for local lodging information.
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