Bobbi DePorter, Founder and President Enrollments Department SuperCamp
quick take: A camp that gives students' the skills to improve their academic standing when returning to the school environment, as well as the self-confidence to speak publicly and take risks. It works for the "A" student, as well as those less proficient. SuperCamp has been so well received that it is now an international camp. Learning and Life Skills are emphasized.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 11-18
fees: The session length and prices depend on which location your student attends. Sessions usually are usually 8 to 12 days.
background: SuperCamp began in 1981 and provides students with the tools and strategies to improve their school-work. All courses are designed to give kids more self-confidence as they work harder, speak in front of peers, and make decisions. Camps can be found in Massachusetts, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Switzerland, and other locations.
description: Many academic programs are offered to help students improve their study habits, memorize information faster, and write with greater ease. Other courses teach students how to study and take SAT tests so that their scores will improve. Along with study skills, the camp also helps students build their self-esteem and gives them the motivation needed to take risks as they embark on such outdoor activities as walking on a tightrope or experiencing other adventures.
our take: This camp provides great all-around skills to all students. After speaking with Bobbi DePorter, one of the founders and President of SuperCamp, I am even more inclined to recommend the program. She believes that a child should never feel alone during this camp experience, so even shy kids can thrive here. They put kids in teams and work on drawing them out. Bobbi said kids return each year until they can participate as a teacher at the camp. Even if your kid is already smart or sociable, this camp could definitely give provide an edge in his or her work. Kids who have taken the course have found that their SAT scores improved dramatically.
our recommendation: Check the Web site for locations and information on the programs, and then apply. Your student can take so much away from this experience!
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