The SuperCamp Story
Bobbi DePorter, co-founder and president of SuperCamp, and her elite team of educators have changed the lives of over 10 million kids worldwide through SuperCamp and Quantum Learning Education programs.
Bobbi began her career in real estate in San Francisco in a dynamic firm that ran on an unconventional business model. Innovative management styles practiced at the firm led her to co-found a school for entrepreneurs called the Burklyn Business School, teaching the principles that made the real estate company a success. A school where learning was fluid and dynamic, success effortless, and relationships the center of everything, the business school taught in six weeks what other schools taught in two years.
Over the years of its operation, graduates of the business school would come up to Bobbi and tell her how they wished they had learned these skills when they were children, adding that no one ever teaches kids how to learn. This was a wake-up for Bobbi …"All at once, I understood. I was here to help kids, to make this happen for them. That was my spark, my personal aha."
Bobbi and an associate soon created a program for youth patterned after the business school—a program that would help kids discover their greatness and learn skills to succeed in today’s quantum world. During this period Bobbi studied with Dr. Georgi Lozanov from Bulgaria, the acknowledged founding father of accelerated learning, which led to her creation of the Quantum Learning teaching methodology, which contributes to the success of SuperCamp and school programs to this day.
The first SuperCamp was help in July of 1982. The concept, which began on a shoestring, took off almost immediately, spreading each year to more locations across the country, and then overseas. Now with more than 65,000 graduates and programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America, SuperCamp is an established leader in the field of youth development.
The outstanding results achieved with students at SuperCamp and requests by educators to offer the programs in schools motivated Bobbi and her husband and business partner, Joe Chapon, to develop Quantum Learning Education school programs for students, teachers and administrators. School programs started in 1992, and now over 70,000 teachers in thousands of schools and districts across the nation have been trained in the same Quantum Learning methods that are so successful at SuperCamp.
Bobbi is frequently asked to appear on television, radio news, and talk shows, and has participated in segments on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and even Russia’s “Good Evening Moscow.” Over the years, SuperCamp has been profiled in leading magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Entrepreneur magazine. Additionally, SuperCamp was honored in the “Touch America: Showcase of Model Learning Programs,” in Washington, D.C. Bobbi is the author of 18 educational books and has been published in seven languages. She was honored in 2006 with the Readers Choice for Fast Company magazine’s “Fast 50” list of leading creative thinkers, and has received humanitarian awards from the Transformational Leadership Council (2010) and from Parenting 2.0 (2012).
Bobbi DePorter is president of Quantum Learning Network (QLN), the parent organization for SuperCamp and Quantum Learning Education. QLN offers a range of programs and products that enhance learning environments and teaching skills in schools and empower students, families, and individuals with learning and life skills. QLN’s mission is to change the lives of 50 million children by 2015.