College Camp Kids
WHAT IS COLLEGE CAMP?
College Tours of America’s College Camp
Summer of 2018 – 2019
College Tours of America’s College Camp is an eight day summer camp held on the beautiful campus of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. At College Camp, students will be given an in depth introduction to the college admissions process while working with trained college counselors and writing tutors in order to get inside edge on college admissions. Moreover, as a College Tours program, we will visit many different colleges in the Atlanta area and give students the opportunity to tour campuses and meet with admissions officers for question and answer sessions!
College Research and Fit: At College Camp, you will be taught how to research your college options. You will learn about the differences between many types of college, as well as the unique opportunities available at each type of institution. Your counselor will work closely with you to both expand your list of potential colleges and refine it, so that you leave the program with a list of prospective colleges as well as an understanding of what schools you will have a good chance of gaining admission to and what schools will be a stretch.
College Admissions Seminars: College Admissions Seminars make up the bulk of the curriculum at College Camp. These seminars will provide you with indispensable information to help you navigate the college admissions process. Selected topics covered in the College Admissions Seminars are:
College Research and Fit: Learn how to research your college options and discover what schools are right for you.
College Admissions Secrets: Learn how your application is evaluated in different admissions offices, and learn strategies to make your application the best it can possibly be.
The Liberal Arts College: Learn about the unique benefits of attending one of America’s smaller, liberal arts institutions.
Writing a Stand-Out Essay: Learn what college admissions officers are looking for in the application essay, as well as how to write an essay that makes your application stand out!
Student Guide to Financial aid: Learn about the financial aid process, as well as the things that you can do to ensure that you get the most financial aid possible.
Small Group Counseling: Every day of College Camp, you will break into small groups with other students to discuss the information provided in that day’s seminar. You will work with one of CTA’s college counselors to discuss how you can best apply the ideas and information that you learned in the day’s seminar to your own college applications. Each student will receive seven hours of small group counseling.
Essay Help: Over the course of College Camp, you will meet with trained writing tutors who will help you write a stand out college admissions essay. You will have two one-hour long meetings with your tutor to polish your essay, and the subject of these sessions is up to you! You can bring a draft of a college essay to the camp and have it critiqued, or you can brainstorm an essay with your tutor and then write it, to have it critiqued in later meetings. Many of our tutors have college teaching experience.