College Admission Prep Camp Intensive
College Admission Prep Camp Intensive is a 19-day immersive program that prepares students for the increasingly competitive college admission process by providing expert instruction in SAT prep, college guidance counseling, and personal statement writing. Additionally, students visit top colleges and go on excursions to local attractions.
Students receive more than 50 hours of instruction and will take 5 practice tests to give them test-taking practice that closely mimics the actual SAT. The classroom portion of the course will be supplemented by detailed homework assignments that will benefit students long after they have completed the instructional meetings. Each student receives a take-home kit containing lesson books, practice exams and vocabulary flashcards.
Please note that the 2015 session of CAPC Intensive will primarily focus on the version of the SAT exam that will be offered in Fall 2015. Rising juniors interested in learning about the "new" test will receive an optional practice exam and seminars covering the new test format.
Personal Statement Instruction
Expert writing instructors teach students the fundamentals of personal statement writing and guide them through the writing process. Students learn to express the self-awareness, imagination and curiosity that will make them attractive candidates to selective colleges. Students learn how to choose a topic, develop ideas, edit for content and style and avoid common pitfalls that weaken an applicant’s chances of admission. Students will leave the program with three different personal statement essays that are ready or nearly ready for submission with their college applications (note, students typically complete two longer-form essays and one shorter-form essay).
Students will each meet with two guidance counselors to receive plenty of feedback and insight about their personal college admission decisions. Both counselors will discuss college choices, high school planning and the college application with each student. Students will leave with a list of colleges for consideration from each counselor.
Excursions and Recreation
Students will tour several prominent university campuses (selection varies by camp location) where they will meet attending students, visit campus landmarks, and ask admission personnel critical questions. Also, to provide a break from class work, students will participate in a full-day chaperoned excursion such as a whitewater-rafting trip or a visit to Disneyland (specific excursion destination is dependent on the location of your camp session, and is subject to change due to a variety of factors). Camp staff also plans a host of evening activities and campus-based recreation so students may experience the excitement of college life!
“The staff were very knowledgeable, helpful and above all, fun and entertaining." Christopher Campbell-Orrock, College Admission Prep Camp Intensive Camper
“The recreational activities were amazing, especially the whitewater rafting trip. The college counseling was also very helpful. I found so many colleges that I think I will be very happy at.” Katharine Chiu, College Admission Prep Camp Intensive Camper
College Admission Prep Camp Intensive - Staff Profiles
Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.
* Tentative and Subject to Change
|Jul 16th - Aug 4th||11th -12th||UCLA||$6,885.00 – $8,225.00|