Summer College Prep or Academic Enrichment Camps, Key Highlights

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Key Highlights

  • It has been observed that in the increasingly competitive college admissions procedure some high-school students and parents are showing interests to college-bound programs.

  • These training programs are being offered by a variety of traditional and academic camps.

  • The number of member camps offering academics has grown about 15% over the last few years according to the American Camping Association.

  • Students and parents looking for that extra edge:

  • Turning to bot traditional camps and college-prep camps located on college campuses.

  • In finding the perfect college.

  • Writing the admissions application and essay.

  • Mastering one of the standardized admissions tests.

  • These college-prep camps tough expensive are sold as a small investment into a very important decision.

  • Most of the camps cost several thousands of dollars for two- to four-week sessions where campers:

  • Spend all day working on essay writing:

    • SAT prep

    • Mock admissions interviews

    • Academic workshops

    • College visits

  • These camps are attended by the students after the junior year in high school to:

    • Prep for college selection.

    • Strive for academic excellence.

  • The value of these camps is being doubt in terms:

    • Both cost and time.

    • Cite better uses for the summer such as working, volunteering, learning activities that enrich the students’ lives.

Summer Camps

  • Interesting academically oriented camps.

  • These camps prepare future business leaders.

  • The students are placed into teams to develop marketing and business plans.

  • At summer investment camps students learn the basics of investing and handling personal finances apart from raising money to start a business.

  • The campers learn the value of environmental stewardship through:

    • Classroom learning

    • Laboratory experiments

    • Exposure to a variety of ecosystems

Final Thoughts to be Kept in Mind

  • Summer College Prep or Academic Enrichment camps could help in better understanding and better preparing for the admissions process.

  • These camps also help in enriching an academic area of interest.

  • Preparing for better admission process also depends upon:

  • How much time spends with his/her high school counsellor?

  • How focused he/she is regarding choices for colleges?

  • Availability of opportunities.

  • It is also advisable to request statistics related to the academic achievement or college placement one is looking to get into.