A White House fact sheet from September 2015 says, "With college costs and student debt on the rise, the choices that American families make when searching for and selecting a college have never been more important."
High school counseling teams are stretched. According to the US Department of Education, in 2013-14, each public school counselor was responsible for 476 students, on average.
Nor can every family afford a “private admissions consultant” - although in 2013, 26 percent of all college applicants hired an independent professional to assist with their college applications.
Our camps are designed to help teenagers learn everything about getting into US colleges - in a fun way through games, activities, mini-projects and quizzes centered on the college theme (see below). Camp is a perfect place to learn "Do-It-Yourself" skills about one of the most important decisions a teenager makes. Because as they say at the library, “Not everything on the internet is true”. [We offer reduced pricing for children from financially disadvantaged families].
Camp Locations (Summer 2017)
The Cities of Bedford, Coppel, Lewisville, Plano and Southlake will be hosting our youth camps at their respective parks through the summer. Unless otherwise stated, all camps run 08:30 - Noon.
Please sign up directly via the respective city website (see links below) or consult the respective city magazine for details. Online registrations typically only open up 30-45 days prior (although registration in person at the front desk can be done at any time).
June 12 - 16: Plano (12:30 - 4:00 PM) - Course Keyword 192416.
June 26 - 30: Southlake - Find "All You Ever Wanted to Know About College" on the page, click on View Programs and then Add to Cart.
July 3 - 7: No camp - Independence Day Week
July 10 - July 14: Bedford (12:30 - 4:00 PM)
July 17 - 21: Coppell. Course Number 18189.
July 24 - 28: Lewisville. Search for "College" in Keywords to find class.
Aug 7 - Aug 11: TBD
Aug 14 - Aug 18: Plano - Course Keyword 192418.
Some cities (Bedford, Coppell, Frisco, Lewisville, Plano, Southlake) are also hosting our "College Seminars for Parents".
For additional questions about our camps including the location of one nearest you, please call us at 817.571.8346 or send us an email.
Camp Agenda (5 Days; 3½ hours/day; may be shortened to suit audience)
Fun Activities List (not all activities offered in all camps)
- Words building of college names
- Memory game
- Discovery game
- Branding game
- ONET profiler
- Finding careers based on ONET profiles
- Finding more about select careers from ONET
- Finding hot careers from BLS OOH website
- Final Jeopardy Quiz on College Facts through College Navigator Search
- Quiz on Scholarship Search
- Quiz on Financial Aid (FAFSA)
- High School course planning activity
- Quiz on studying abroad (for example, Germany)
- Quiz on transferring from 2-year to 4-year college (articulation)
- Quiz on estimating college acceptance
- Visiting your favorite campus online
- Final Case study