High Altitude Ballooning
The Summer Institute of High Altitude Ballooning is located on the beautiful campus of Gustavus Adolphus College, located in St. Peter, Minn., 65 miles southwest of the Twin Cities on Highway 169.
The camp offers a carefully supervised introduction to college life. Students live in college residence halls, eat in the nationally ranked campus-dining center, and attend sessions in college buildings.. The structure, opportunities, and adult supervision available at Gustavus make it a first choice for concerned parents.
What to Bring
Thank you for enrolling in the Gustavus Adolphus College High Altitude Ballooning Camp. We are very excited to work with you and to provide you with an outstanding experience in a FUN camp setting!
In order to assist with your planning, I thought it would be helpful to share some important logistical information with you. First, you are free to arrive at Gustavus anytime between 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM on Sunday, July 19. Please enter campus via College Avenue where you will find signs clearly indicating directions to the Jackson Campus Center. You will find parking lots located directly in front of the building. Please report to the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center to obtain your room key, housing assignment, and other camp materials. Once you have checked in, a camp staff member will escort you to the dorm where you will be staying.
Our first official function will begin at 5:30 PM. The schedule for Sunday, July 19 will look like this:
- 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Registration and Final Payment
- 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dinner
- 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Orientation
Second, when packing, you will want to consider bringing the following:
- Fan, available to be rented for $20
- Alarm Clock
- Blanket (Sheets wil be provided)
- Cash for snacks or a trip to the Gustavus Bookstore
Casual summer attire is appropriate for Sunday-Saturday. The academic buildings utilized during the day are air-conditioned and can be a bit chilly. Please plan accordingly.
If you would like to bring a laptop or tablet to camp, you will have access to our wireless network, but not to a printer. Please note that it is not required to bring your laptop or tablet, as you will have access to computer labs on campus throughout the week.
We have assigned a staff member to take high quality pictures for the week. We will load roughly 1,000 photos onto a 4GB flash drive for you to take home at the conclusion of the camp that costs $20. In addition a group photo will be taken that is $5 per photo. These items need to be ordered at the time of registration. We will also have a “Camp Store” featuring snacks that you may purchase during the week.
Lastly, your remaining tuition balance is due on Sunday, July 19th when you register on campus.
Needed at the time of registration:
- final payment, checks can be made payable to Gustavus Adolphus College, credit card transaction will include a $15 processing fee, we cannot accept American Express cards.
- order for flash drive with camp photos - $20
- order for camp group photo - $5 each
- order for fan rental - $20 for the week
Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you on July 19!
Director of Summer Academic Programs