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STARS Summer Camp: Tuition and Fees

Program Fee Details for 2023

Program fees cover the deposit, room & board (including linens), program materials, and all planned activities. Transportation to and from the program is not covered or provided by the program. A non-refundable deposit per student is required to secure your student’s space in the program by February 10. All remaining tuition fees are due by April 28. If you have not paid your students’ tuition fees by April 28, your credit card on file will be automatically charged on May 1. 

2023Program FeesDue
Deposit$500by February 10
Remaining Fee$900by April 28

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All program fees, including deposits and tuition, are non-refundable. In cases where STARS enrollment is cancelled prior to April 14, a partial refund may be offered if we are able to fill the spot with someone from the waitlist. This courtesy will be extended on a case-by-case basis and is not a guarantee. Any plans to cancel enrollment or otherwise not attend the program after being enrolled, must be submitted in writing via email to

Early Dismissal or Departure Refunds 

Participants who are fully enrolled but are unable to attend and/or check-in, as well as those departing and/or dismissed early from camp, no matter the reason, are subject to a complete loss of fees.  Early dismissals or departures due to medical reasons are subject to complete loss of fees depending on the circumstances and time spent at camp. Refunds are not available for loss of programming or changes to programming made to safely accommodate any medical concerns. Additionally, students who have departed and/or are dismissed early from camp, no matter the reason, are unable to return to camp. 

Financial Assistance

The Davidson Institute provides financial assistance (FA) to Young Scholar families who demonstrate financial need for STARS. FA may be available to help defer a portion of program fees and/or transportation expenses. Please keep in mind that the Davidson Institute has seen an increase in the number of families applying and qualifying for FA; therefore, we must prioritize the distribution of funds we have available to assist families. FA awards never cover 100% of any expense.

Should your family need FA for your participant to attend the program, please email to request further information on how to apply.

The FA application process can take some time and we encourage you to have your application completed by January 6, 2023, so notification of award status can be sent to you prior to the non-refundable STARS deposit deadline of February 10, 2023. This deadline is crucial if your decision to attend is dependent upon FA.

Additional assistance may be obtainable through state scholarships. See this list for the state-specific scholarships geared toward younger gifted students.

Questions? Contact us at or call (775) 852-3483