SuperCamp is just that, super! In every way, every day, the staff is there to insure students understand why they are at SuperCamp. It is all about superlative learning skills, behavior, study skills, and life skills. SuperCamp is one of the best summer camps available to students in California, though people come from around the world to attend. This article will review SuperCamp and all that it offers to its participants.
The goal of the staff and the idea behind SuperCamp is to provide children with intense days of discovery and motivation in order to foster a sense of belonging, better academic skills, and life skills. SuperCamp becomes an awesome memory and experience unforgotten for most campers, as the skills learned those 10 days carry them well beyond their college years. This I write from experience as my daughter attended SuperCamp at Stanford when she was in middle school. It was truly one of the best experiences of her life. The academic tools and skills sets learned in SuperCamp were applied to every area of her life, and continue to be.
According to the philosophy of SuperCamp, while students are at camp, the focus is on 8 Keys of Excellence. The 8 Keys of Excellence are, communication skills, leadership skills, building positive relationships, conflict resolution, creative thinking, setting goals and problem solving. This incredible summer camp held at Stanford in Northern California, Cal State San Marcos, and Claremont College in Claremont, in Southern California (though it is also offered at Cornell and Wake Forest) offers students the chance of a lifetime. For those who have never stayed away from their parents, they get their first opportunity at residential life on a college campus.
There is a Junior Forum for students in the 6th through 8th grades, a Senior Forum from 9th through 12th grades, and then a Leadership Forum for those entering grades 11th through 12th. For high schools graduates through college seniors, SuperCamp offers what they call Quantum U. There is also a Parent Weekend for 3 days, which allows parents to participate in the learning environment. According to those who have founded, facilitate, and teach at SuperCamp, students has seven ways that students benefit. One, the skills acquired at SuperCamp raise the students academic skills, test scores, and grades, as well as upping their motivation and self-confidence levels. Two, students are provided with peer support putting them in an environment to foster reinforcement efforts, positive attitudes and achievements.
Three, students walk away with an enhanced and improved sense of communication and listening skills, as well as having learned to build strong peer relationship skills. Four, SuperCamp helps students discover their individual learning styles. Five, students are encouraged to routinely perform goal-setting techniques and become more aware of personal responsibility for one’s own actions. Sixth, problem-solving skills and creative thinking are nurtured and enhanced in this unique learning environment. The seventh powerful way is that SuperCamp guarantees that students will be exposed to a program that is in a safe environment, is creative, fun, physical, and intellectually stimulating.
One of the unique concepts about SuperCamp is the teaching method. They use what is called “Quantum Learning.” Quantum Learning is a synergistic approach to learning, which is the best possible way of teaching by combining different methods and presenting them in a fast and fun way to help students learn and succeed, and apply the techniques in different areas of their life. The real-life skills acquired at this venue allow students to make the acquired skills a part of their life – for life. The technique of Quantum Learning has been adopted by many corporations.
According to SuperCamp statistics and follow-ups, students that have attended their 10-day summer camps show 84% increase in self-esteem, 73% improvement in grades, 81% of the students develop more confidence, 68% increase motivation, and 98% continue to use the skills learned while at SuperCamp. Visit the Web site to request a brochure or DVD or call 1800-285-3276 to enroll your child in one of the most fulfilling experiences, and summer camps in California. Take the time to visit the Web site to see what CNN and The Wall Street Journal had to say about SuperCamp.