Frequently Asked Questions By Students
Q: May I request a roommate?
We do not honor roommate requests since roommates are assigned by our computer system based on age and other factors. At BLC, you will make many new friends and have plenty of opportunities to hang out with old friends during meals, free time, and general assemblies.
Q: Is there a refrigerator in the dorm rooms?
There may be a very small dorm refrigerator that you may bring a few drinks to put in; this varies from dorm to dorm (in other words, don't depend on one). However, the staff sells cold drinks during free times for a nominal amount and all your meals are provided while you are on campus.
Q: I have special dietary needs. Will the cafeteria staff be able to meet my needs?
While cafeteria staff will be able to tell you about the food choices offered, they will be unable to arrange menus specifically for special needs diets. If you have a specific requirement, we recommend that you contact our office so that we can put you in touch with the college Food Service Manager. Also, salads are offered at both lunch and dinner. Feel free to ask the cafeteria staff if you have any questions about how something was prepared.
Q: My confirmation packet said to bring props for a talent show. Is that mandatory?
The talent show is not mandatory. However, if you’d like to perform, come prepared with music (itunes), instruments, or costumes you may need.
Q: What should I plan to wear on a daily basis at the conference?
BLC is unique. It is not a sports camp or outdoor experience; neither is the emphasis on lecture or formality. At BLC, you’ll be indoors in meeting spaces, general assembly areas, or the cafeteria. During free time you’ll be outdoors playing pick-up games of frisbee, football, or volleyball, or just hanging out with friends. The atmosphere is very relaxed. You should plan to wear casual clothing (that meets our dress code) most of the time.
One night there will be a semi-formal banquet, for which you should dress up. For girls, a nice dress or skirt and blouse is appropriate. Guys should wear dress slacks, a nice shirt, tie, and a sport coat if possible.
There will also be one event in which your clothes will get dirty and wet. This one event is our only outdoor experience of the camp. It’s a team building exercise that is called the "Great Experience.”
Q: What should I do if I do not receive a confirmation packet?
You should call Tomorrow’s America Foundation at 803.628.0000 in order to confirm your registration and arrange for a packet to be sent to you. Everyone MUST have the confirmation packet in order to attend their chosen conference; there are several documents that must be completed and signed before students are able to complete on-site registration. Make certain that you have your required confirmation packet at least two weeks prior to the start date for the conference for which you have applied. (New for 2014: a link for the confirmation packet will be emailed to you.)