We encourage students to complete their applications early and submit them in a timely fashion. Applications will not be reviewed until all documentation has been received and files are complete. The Application Deadline is May 11, 2022. Applications submitted after the general deadline will be added to our waitlist and reviewed as space becomes available. We will notify accepted applicants beginning in the Spring. 

Important Dates:

Application Deadline – May 11, 2022

No applications accepted after July 1, 2022

When Will Students Be Notified of Acceptance?

Applicants will be notified as applications are received and reviewed. Applications will be reviewed in order of completion. We review hundreds of applications a year across many programs so please be patient in this process. No application is reviewed until all parts of the application are received.

What about COVID-19?

SOU is operating under specific protocols for in-person classes and on campus events to ensure community safety and compliance with current state and federal guidelines. Please note that students will need to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Proof of vaccination will be required to participate
    • Exemptions to this policy may be allowed, and will be handled on a case by case basis, and will require additional documentation.
    • In the case of an approved exemption families will still need to provide proof of a negative at home antigen COVID test taken no more than 24 hours before arrival at SOU for camp.
  • Masks will be required while students are on campus in classes and workshops regardless of vaccination status.

These requirements, and camp formats, are subject to change depending on state and federal guidelines.

Please visit the SOU Pre-College Youth Programs COVID-19 Attestation website to register your vaccination status or exemption request: https://southernoregonuniversity.formstack.com/forms/precollegeyouth_attestation


How Much Does it Cost to Attend Konaway Nika Tillicum?

Konaway is a completely self-supported program, generating funds each year through grants, donations, and fundraisers. We attempt to provide scholarships for all of our students at $825 per child. Each household is required to pay a $75.00 fee upon student acceptance, which will reserve their spot in the academy. 

Where can I get tuition assistance?

Many students may be eligible for state, federal or tribal funding. Please inquire with the appropriate agencies as to whether your student is eligible.

When Should Payment of the Tuition Occur?

Tuition is due only after acceptance. Payment information is included in acceptance notificatons. We accept cash, check and Visa/MasterCard online as well as check and cash upon check in. 

What Happens if Have to Cancel?

Sometimes conflicts come up! We appreciate hearing as soon as possible. A $50 cancellation fee may be assessed. 

What about Living Groups/Counselors?

Student’s living Group Counselor will become a very important person to your student. The counselors are college students who have experience in youth programs and counseling. They've been selected for their leadership skills and enthusiasm for working with young people. Parents/Guardians are given the oppertunity to meet with their student's counselor during the check-in time to ask questions and share information and concerns. 

What about Requesting a Roommate?

One of the best things about Konaway Nika Tillicum is the new and lasting friendships students make during their week on campus. We do accept classmate requests; however we encourage your child to meet new people. If your child wishes to request a roommate, there is a section on the online application to do so. Requests must be noted by both students on their applications. Please plan accordingly, requests not made by both students will not be honored. 

Where/What Are the Residential Halls ACADEMY Students Stay in?

Students stay on the Southern Oregon University campus in Shasta Hall within Raider Village. Students stay in suite style rooms and share a room with their roommate. Roommates share a full bathroom with two other suitemates. All suites are single gender. Click here to view sample pictures of Shasta Hall. Students stay in rooms in close vicinity of their Senior Counselor, who stays in their own room independent of all students. Please indicate on your application or call our office for additional living accommodations. 

What/Where Will I Eat?

All meals will be served in The Hawk, which is part of the residential Raider Village. Students select from a wide variety of nutritious and well balanced foods. A vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always available. Accommodations can always be made for students with food allergies or sensitivities. Dietary restricitons and allergies are reported as part of the accepted student paperwork.