Stanford Neurodiversity Project - Research, Education, and Advocacy Camp for High Schoolers (SNP-REACH)
Dates and Pricing
In July 10th to August 4th, 2023, high school students will be invited to participate in SNP REACH, a two-week virtual immersive experience that will run twice for two separate cohorts of campers. Each cohort will have about 50 students.
Camp Dates / Pricing:
Cohort #1 (hybrid): July 10 - July 21, 2023 ($2250 for remote participation; $2650 for in-person participation (food and housing NOT included))
Cohort #2 (in-person): July 24 - August 4, 2023 ($2650; food and housing NOT included)
In-person camp will be held at the main campus of Stanford University. Exact location will be announced in May 2023.
We plan to offer scholarships to approximately 10-20% of attendees. Students accepted to the camp will have an opportunity to apply for scholarship.
Last summer, 90 high school students were selected from over 350 applications representing students from all over California and the United States. Each of these students engaged in a project proposal that was brought back to their own communities to carry forward into the coming year.
Group Projects: Students conduct group projects of their choice using the design thinking approach. Students learn from professors, researchers, clinicians, and neurodivergent student advocates. Through the design thinking process, campers then collaborate on neurodiversity advocacy projects that often continue beyond the program.
How to Apply
The application process is simple. Just click on the “apply now” button and complete the questions. The application asks for demographic information along with a few questions about your interest in the camp and neurodiversity. You will also have the opportunity to indicate which dates you're available and whether you'd like to be considered for a needs based scholarship.
We encourage students to apply who have personal experience and/or knowledge about neurodiversity, as well as those who have little or no experience and want to learn more. We suggest that you compose your answers to the questions “Why are you interested in neurodiversity?” and “What do you hope to learn at the camp?” in a Word document that you can copy and paste into the application.
Once you have completed the questions, hit submit. You can see the application timeline, below.
- Deadline to submit an application Monday, April 17, 2023 (11:59pm PDT).
- Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis. You will hear from us about acceptances no later than Friday, April 28, 2023 (11:59pm PDT).
- Confirm your acceptance, pay camp tuition, and submit permission form within 4 weeks after acceptance notice is sent.
For more information, visit our website. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNP-REACH considers applicants for admission on the basis of individual merit. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972).
Statement of Diversity
We encourage students of backgrounds to apply. Diversity is at the core of the camp. We value all kinds of diversities, including neurodiversity, racial/ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, gender diversity, and socio-economic diversity and we strive to balance the composition of the class based on this core value.