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BOLD (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) Initiative




BOLD - July  2022: We are pleased to announce that we will be moving forward with an in personal BOLD Experience for July 2022.  BOLD will be offered for students who qualify, apply and are accepted.

Program dates:  Monday, July 11 -Friday, July 15
Program times:  10am-3:30pm
Program Location: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey  New Brunswick, NJ (masks required)

Application Details: 

  • Participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; by May 15, 2022. Please keep this in mind while applying for the program. Further information can be found here
  • Deadline to apply by March 31.
  • Due to limited capacity, we are only opening to 25 students.
  • There is no application fee but there will be a non-refundable enrollment fee of $300 for those accepted due by June 1.

Application Link and Essay Requirement:

Applications for Summer 2022 are now closed

For those of you that applied, you should receive a confirmation email and will be notified regarding your application status via email no later than MAY 5.  If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the BOLD Team

For information about additional programs and camps offered at Rutgers, we encourage you to visit the Rutgers K-12 pre-college directory at 

Thank you for your interest in the BOLD summer camp,


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BOLD group

High school aged students are invited to apply for the BOLD Camp (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) - a unique summer learning opportunity for students who have an interest in learning about cellular biology and genetics of cancer, as well as the diverse careers connected to the field. 

During this week-long interactive experience, students will increase their understanding of cancer-related causes, diagnostic tools, treatment options and current research through the context of breast cancer. More importantly, they will identify risk reduction strategies and learn first-hand about diverse careers related to the field as they live the experience among the professionals at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey!

Open to high school students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Fall.

For more information:
Email or call 732-235-4160.

The BOLD initiative is offered by the LIFE Center (Ladies Professional Golf Association In the FIGHT to Eradicate breast cancer) at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education, Rutgers School of Public Health. Funding provided by the Val Skinner Foundation.

BOLD Actions

BOLD Actions Reunion Camp

All students who have attended the BOLD Initiative Camp are welcome to attend the reunion camp. For more details contact