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Innovative summer camps promote learning and life skills

Quantum Learning Network logoIn July, Drake University will for the first time host two 10-day residential academic summer programs for middle and high school students operated by SuperCamp.

SuperCamp, a leader in learning and life skills summer camps, was co-founded in 1982 by Bobbi DePorter, president of
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SuperCamp learning and life skills academic summer camps will be held on the Drake campus:

  • July 13 – 22 for middle school students (Junior Forum)
  • July 25 – August 3 for high school students (Senior Forum)

SuperCamp is a dynamic summer program that has graduated more than 48,000 students worldwide in 26 years. Based on accelerated learning methods, SuperCamp prepares students for success with valuable learning and life skills that they apply at school and in their personal lives.

“The camp is grounded in brain-based educational research, with team-building and leadership training as well,” said Eunice Merideth, associate dean of Drake’s School of Education. “There are eight keys of excellence, which guide many of the activities.” 

“We are thrilled to add Drake to our list of outstanding colleges,” said Joe Chapon, SuperCamp’s vice president of Quantum Learning Network. “Families throughout Iowa and the entire Midwest who are looking for the SuperCamp experience for their children will find Drake to be an ideal setting.”

Internship opportunity for student camp leaders

Drake’s School of Education also has been chosen to host an online Internship course for SuperCamp team leaders and facilitators throughout the United States.

“This is both an honor and opportunity to connect with the strong teaching practices used by SuperCamp personnel and to enable staff members to obtain college credit while they are both teaching and learning,” Merideth said.

Student camp leaders can earn college credit and documented practicum experience through the internship offered by Drake while serving as team leaders for SuperCamp. The three-credit internship will be available for undergraduate or graduate credit.

SuperCamp offers interactive, positive learning experience

At SuperCamp, there’s no passive learning. Instead, campers engage in experiential exercises, dynamic mental and physical challenges, and team problem solving. Studies of SuperCamp graduates show positive results in the areas of increased grades, improved student motivation and higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Other U.S. SuperCamp locations this year are Stanford, Cornell, Wake Forest, University of Washington, Colorado College, Claremont Colleges and California State – San Marcos.

For more information or to enroll for SuperCamp at Drake, visit the Web site or call 800-285-3276.