Several of you have asked for a list of what to bring to the camp. I asked Sarah Spring to come up with a list for that. But you should know that these items are all essentially optional - you can do with or without, it all depends on what you need to make you feel comfortable.
Here is her list:
Summer Clothes (t-shirt and shorts are pretty standard)
At least one light jacket or sweater for cool evenings
Athletic Clothes and Tennis Shoes (optional, for sports and other planned activities)
There are laundry facilities in the dorm, and we will have detergent available for a nominal fee in the camp office.
Toiletries (Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, SOAP, etc)
Shower shoes (optional)
Sheets, a light blanket (All rooms will have AC) and a pillow
Towels (at least 1)
An Alarm Clock (or if your cell phone has an alarm this will work)
A notebook for lectures and lab notes
The Office will have all typical debate supplies available for Office Max (or the cheapest we can find) prices. We will not mark them up, so you can plan on buying them when you get here.
But if you want to bring your own, here is a list of things you might need:
Pens (black ink)
Regular white typing paper
Paper for flowing
Folders or expanding folders
A tub (if you want to bring paper evidence back with you)
If you bring your computer it is important to make sure you bring an Ethernet cord and/or your wireless card. The campus generally has wireless available in all locations, but sometimes it is good to have a cord to plug in if the signal is weak in a certain location.
Unlike other camps the meals at Miami are very good. Miami has a top ranked meal service and you will not get bored or disgusted by the food, there will always be vegetarian and vegan options available.
Spending money is up to your discretion, some nights you may want to order pizza or subs or Chinese to the dorms or walk uptown for other food, but you will not need a large amount of money. Printing and copying in the library will also cost a small fee.
The Recreation center is open to guests all summer but it is $7/day or $26/week to get a guest pass, there is a pool in the Rec center if you would like to swim (then you would also need a bathing suit).
Thanks! to Sarah for her help.