You have questions. We have answers.

After years of offering this workshop, we know the things that you want to know. Here's a list of the most common questions . . .

I need to leave JMW for another commitment. Is that OK?

Students can step away from camp in two different ways . . .

One-time Commuter

If you would like to attend camp and stay in the dorms but need to leave for a single evening because of an outside activity, please take the following steps:

  1. Complete the One-Time Commuter - Student Release Form
  2. Email the completed form to

Week-long commuter

If you would like to return to your home each evening, that's possible too.

  1. Register for the camp as a residential student
  2. Complete the Week-long Commuter - Student Release Form
  3. Email the completed form to

I will arrive late or early to the workshop. What should I do?

If you must arrive after drop-off on Sunday, please e-mail us at to let us know when to expect you. Then, go to the main desk of our residence hall to check in.

Students who plan to arrive at the workshop prior to Sunday because of flights or other travel arrangements, should contact the workshop director at to make arrangements for lodging Saturday night. There will be an additional charge per night for lodging.

Following the final meeting, students must check out (return room key, etc.) at the residence hall.

Can I leave the workshop early?

If you must leave camp for any reason prior to this check-out time, please let us know when you will be leaving and who will be picking you up. The student must also bring a letter from his or her parent or guardian detailing when the student will be picked up and by whom. Please give this letter to the workshop director at registration.

Someone (perhaps a relative) wants to visit during JMW. Is this OK?

We would prefer you leave these visits for before or after camp. If you feel there are special circumstances, please contact workshop director at

Are parents allowed to attend the awards ceremony?

Of course! We welcome parents at the awards ceremony. We will contact parents with parking details and the exact room location on campus. Afterward, we will take group photos. Be aware that parking is limited on and around campus, so arrive early and expect to hunt for a space and walk to the ceremony.

Someone other than my parent will pick me up at the end of camp. Do I need permission?

Please bring a letter from your parents that states your name and the name of the person(s) authorized to pick you up.

Do I have to walk to sessions?

The walk from the residence hall to Stauffer-Flint Hall from the residence hall is less than one mile. Most students will walk the distance each morning and evening.

However, we are here to help students with mobility challenges. Campus bus service is available to transport students. The cost is free. Buses run regular routes on the campus. However, bus schedules do not run according to the workshop schedule.

Also, we are happy to arrange transportation as needed for any other students who are not able to walk the distance.

We strongly encourage students, if able, to walk to classes, so they will arrive on time and avoid getting lost.

What if I get sick or hurt at camp?

Students requiring medical assistance will be taken to Watkins Health Center on the KU campus between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Students who become ill outside of those hours will be taken by an adult of the workshop staff to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after contacting the student’s parent or guardian.