BASE Camp is a two-week, residential camp for high school, female students interested in scientific research. Students have the opportunity to see what research in science is all about ... and have fun in the process! Our next camp will be held July 7-19, 2019.

BASE Camp is designed to engage high school, female students in hands-on, research-based experiences in the natural sciences and mathematics, in an effort to inform and excite students about the process of science.

In order to apply, please go to the BASE Camp website first to view faculty research projects. Write your essay and get a digital copy of your transcript.

Please have the following documents ready to upload later in this application. You should only complete the application when you are ready to upload these documents.

  • Transcript
  • 200 word essay
In addition:
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a science teacher, one from a guidance counselor or a separate teacher)
    * Teacher/Guidance Counselor Note: In a separate letter, please comment on this student’s eligibility for this program, including interest and aptitude in science, level of maturity, responsibility, and attitude.
    *If you are unable to upload your recommendation letters at this time, please send them at a later date by email to or by mail:
    Dr. Christine Rodriguez, BASE Camp
    Biology Department, Fairfield University
    1073 North Benson Road
    Fairfield, CT 06824
*Important Note: Using the back button at any point in this application will bring you back to the beginning and will not save any of your entries. Please be sure you have the time to complete the application in its entirety.
Please have camper and parent/guardian together complete this application.

Agreement and Waiver of University Liability:
I, undersigned, authorize my child to participate in the BASE Camp program and ride camp-provided transportation. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to participation in the above-mentioned program. I hereby, waive, release, absolve indemnity, and agree to hold harmless Fairfield University and the program instructors, organizers, sponsors, etc., for any claim arising out of injury to myself/child.

I have read and understand the Agreement and Waiver of University Liability.