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NSU Student Media works closely with Nova Southeastern University Public Safety Officers to assure a safe environment. Our residence halls are safe and maintain front desk staff and security officers 24 hours a day. All guests must be signed in to gain access. Our Office of Public Safety also has a cooperative relationship with the City of Davie Police Department who patrols our campus.

Fire Safety

Our counselors are well trained and aware of all of NSU policies and procedures relating to fire safety. If a fire drill occurs during the camp session counselors will vacate all campers from the affected building; counselors will the report incident to the appropriate coordinator and Public Safety

Health Policy

All teens must have a recent medical form on file. Despite our best efforts, some teens will get sick and occasional accidents will happen. Make sure we have a detailed health and welfare instructions so, if this happens, we may get your teen proper attention. Please include warnings of sensitivity to certain medications and severe allergies.

  • If your teen appears sick, please keep him or her at home. He or she may be contagious
  • Notify the Office of Student Media if you will be out of town for several days and let us know who is responsible while you are away.
  • A written note is required If you want to excuse your teen from participating in an activity.

Weather Concerns

Stormy Weather

Nova Southeastern University has a system for detecting and warning about lightning in the area. If the alarm sounds, there is plenty of time to get inside safely. Counselors are well versed in Nova Southeastern University’s policies and procedures related to bad weather safety. All outside activities will be cancelled until weather allows.


South Florida in July can be extremely hot and prolonged exposure to the sun dangerous to your skin. Sunscreen should be applied for all outdoors activities.  

What to Bring

Electronics: You will be doing a great deal of work in teams on computers. Students should bring their laptops and cameras.

Linens: Towels, wash clothes, pillow & pillowcase, a set of sheets (XL twin contour sheet or 2 flat sheets), blanket or comforter.

Clothing: It can be chilly in our building. We suggest bringing a sweater, light jacket and because it can rain unpredictably in South Florida, rain jacket. Teens should dress comfortable Jeans or shorts (knee length) as projects will take us both inside and outside. It is preferable for students to wear sneakers and or flat shoes. Students should also remember to bring pajamas.

Personal items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, bath soap, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, feminine products, hairbrush and or comb, sun screen, and medicine.

What not to bring: Fireworks, weapons, pocket knives, water guns, expensive jewelry, mini fridges, and or plug in coolers.

Meals: Food will be prepared and provided daily by Chartwells (e.g., Breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Snacks will also be provided throughout the day.  Please contact us if your teen has special dietary requirements.


Teens will receive their room and counselor on the first day of camp. Roommate requests are honored as long as it is reciprocal by both parties. If the roommates are in different grades, are different ages, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding rooming, please contact us as soon as possible at (954) 262-7482 or


Teens will stay in either our Leo Goodwin Sr. Residence Hall or The Commons Residence Hall. In Leo Goodwin, campers will stay in either a double or triple room. In The Commons, campers will stay in a double room. The Commons community living rooms have comfortable furnishings that create unique spaces for campers to work on group projects, to catch a movie, or to congregate with new friends.

Teens will be chaperone by our trained upper-level university students. Look at Our Campus tab to see photos of our beautiful campus and residence halls. 


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