SAME seabee camp

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  1. C/B Lattanzio

    C/B Lattanzio Prospective

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone knew how many people apply per year to the SAME seabee camp, and how many slots there are for admission.

    -thanks
     
  2. Vista123

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    Society of American Military Engineers Camp
    http://samecamps.org/

    It is competitive - so how it works is you apply through the post closest to your house. Each post may recommend a single person to a pool of applicants for that particular camp. From that total pool ~50 are chosen. Some states have ONE post, some have 3-4 posts. My son was eligible to apply to two posts but could only accept one. Here is a link to the different posts:
    http://samecamps.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/campsfeb2013.pdf

    Erin Ingersoll (erini@meetingvisions.net) is wonderful to work with! and if you cant get sponsored by a post she can TRY to help you find a post to sponsor you.

    I would say it is approximately 50 slots for each of the different camps-but you can email Erin about that. You can always make yourself available to attend your second, third or fourth choice. My son wanted to attend USMA or USNA but he applied to the USAFA S.A.M.E Camp because he wanted to check out Jack's Valley and the equipment there as well as check out NORAD-and see if he really preferred USMA or USNA. A girl at his school who applied to USAFA went to the seabees one to try something different. Unfortunately, the wild fires came the day before my son was to leave for the USAFA S.A.M.E camp so it was cancelled.

    There is a poster on here whose son did seabees and LOVED it. Hopefully he will see this and chime in with more.

    This may be a bit hard for you though. I think more and more are applying. The application process was more rigorous than NASS or even applying to State U. It may be harder for you though C/B Lattanzio because this summer is primarily for the class of 2018. They will get priority-and you are a year younger. Good luck though!
     
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  3. rudyinok

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    thanks for the newsy post on this topic. ds had applied to this - Seabee camp as well as the Marine Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy in Quantico that's been mentioned a bit on here. unfortunately the two are held the same week. so, we've been wondering how likely it is that he'd be selected for either or both and have to make a decision.

    Hoping he is competitive - he was selected for NASS.

    thanks again:thumb:
     
  4. Vista123

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    rudyinok, each post may work differently but when my son got selected he got an email double checking his first choice of S.A.M.E Camps. He chose USAFA but he could have easily switched it with one of the other three options (seabees, marines or army)-perhaps if you are double booked you can switch to another of the S.A.M.E Camps.
     
  5. Momto4NC

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    My son attended the USMC SAME camp last summer at Camp LeJeune...highly recommend to anyone that has an opportunity to attend. He applied for sponsorship from a SAME post in our state. He said it was by far the best camp we have ever sent him to. Good Luck to all that apply!
     

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