PopHealthExperience FAQs

What Parents Want to Know

At Population Health Exchange (PHX), we understand how important it is for parents to make an educated decision in finding the best summer experience for their children. Therefore, we have included a set of FAQs below. If you have further questions, please contact us anytime.

Why should I send my children to the PopHealthExperience summer enrichment program? What differentiates it from similar programs?

Although Boston boasts of a wealth of summer programs for children, our PopulationHealthExperience is one of a kind in many different ways. Our program embodies Boston University School of Public Health’s commitment to providing comprehensive lifelong learning opportunities in the field of public health. Our faculty tailors the content to enhance your child’s learning experience. A group of our talented graduate students will facilitate some of the exercises and mentor the students throughout the week as they develop their own presentations about a public health topic of their interest. Coupled with our workshops and panel sessions, our program is a comprehensive introduction to public health as a viable career path.

When and where will the summer enrichment program be held?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our summer enrichment program transitioned a remote learning model. Our virtual learning experience will offer a wide variety of enrichment to keep students busy, engaged, and having fun from the safety and comfort of home.

The program will be held the week of July 12 – July 16 from 10am–4pm.

What is the age range of the children attending the summer program? Is there an exception?

The PopHealthExperience summer enrichment program was designed for rising 7th to 9th graders (ages 12-15). Participants younger than the suggested ages might not get the most out of the brief introduction to public health lectures and exercises. However, we reserve the right to make exceptions on a case by case basis.

Will my child be in large groups for the activities?

Our activities are tailored to the educational needs and interests of each group. We ensure the quality of the experience by limiting the number of participants in each summer session. Smaller, more intimate groups create better bonding, especially in a virtual environment. Participants will really get to know one another and our facilitators will be able to provide more individual attention to enhance the experience of each individual participant.

When can I enroll my child? Is there a waiting list?

Registration for the PopHealthExperience is now open! You can register online. We anticipate that our program will reach full capacity. To take advantage of our early-bird special, enroll by April 30.

In the event that capacity has been reached before you attempt to register there will be a waitlist form available for parents who would like to have their children considered for the program. However, we can’t anticipate if and how often spots might become available for participants on the waitlist.

What is the cost? What does tuition cover?

The cost of attendance varies by time of registration. To take advantage of the early-bird special, register before April 30, 2021.  Tuition covers all activities, programs, and a special mailed surprise.

Early-bird Registration Fee              Regular Registration Fee
$375                                                             $450

Do you accommodate campers with special needs?

Boston University School of Public Health provides reasonable accommodations to eligible individuals with disabilities in conformance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Requests for disability accommodations must be made in a timely fashion. If your child has a special medical need, please contact our office prior to enrollment to make the necessary accommodations.

What is your program cancellation/refund policy?

Refunds for programs will be made according to the schedule below and based on the start date of the program being delivered. (In the event that PHX cancels a program, participants will receive a 100% refund.) PHX reserves the right to decline refund requests.

# of Calendar Days Before Start Date Refund
30+ 100% minus $75 administrative fee
15-29 50% minus $75 administrative fee


No refund

If you have any other questions please contact us at phx@bu.edu.