Quantum Academy is designed to immerse high school seniors and new and returning college students in activities that open their eyes to what they need to succeed in college and beyond. In building habits for success students participate in team activities, workshops, dialogue, and personal reflection, and gain awareness and strategies on how to successfully navigate their college years and build a solid foundation for their career and life beyond the campus. A prime focus of this program—that comes into play in most of the following areas—is the development by students of a personal growth plan and clearly defined action steps.
Students gain brain-friendly study strategies that will guide their success in college. Topics covered include quality academic writing, improving reading speed and comprehension, and creative thinking. Our overall goal is to empower students to excel in all areas of study.
Personal insights are the norm at SuperCamp. We help students build self-confidence and motivation and teach them the value of strong relationships. Through roundtable discussions and guest speakers students learn about time management, decision-making, personal finances, and navigating change. We inspire students to value themselves and to believe in their ability to excel in all areas of their lives.
The ability to lead is a fundamental part of academic confidence and personal success. Topics include creative thinking, goal-setting, problem-solving, team building, and collaboration. Students discover what their strengths are as leaders, the role they play on a team, and how to bring out the best in other people.
Breaking through self-imposed personal fears and limitations is a vital learning and growth experience for students. Topics include risk-taking, trust, and setting goals that reflect personal values and beliefs. Students participate in a powerful barrier-breaking activity that produces strong feelings that they are capable of overcoming obstacles and doing anything they set their mind to.
The 8 Keys of Excellence are integrated into all aspects of the Quantum Academy program. These Keys teach students to match their behavior with their values, learn from their mistakes, speak honestly and kindly, make the most of every moment, make their dreams happen, take responsibility for their actions, be flexible, and live their best life. When students embrace these principles, they are inspired to strive for personal excellence.
We believe that learning must be fun to be effective. At SuperCamp we utilize research-based educational practices to create a joyful and engaging learning environment. We include music, fun activities, entertaining skits, and energetic games, and students participate in their learning at SuperCamp, they don’t just observe! We know that when learning is meaningful, memorable, and joyful, students learn, grow, and excel.
6:30 Optional run/walk
7:00 Wake up
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 12:30 Morning session*
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Unstructured time
3:00 – 5:30 Afternoon session*
5:30 – 6:30 Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 Evening session*
8:30 – 9:30 Closing session including some or all of the following:
10:30 Lights out
* Music and fun learning activities permeate all sessions and breaks are regularly provided. Times and activities may vary.
All students at Quantum Academy (QA) focus on their future and next steps for that future. Students range in age from those going into their senior year of high school to those currently attending college. Participants also include some who are taking a gap year and some who dropped out of college and plan to go back.
High school seniors focus on the steps for choosing a college and what it takes to get into the college of their choice. Those about to enter college focus on what to expect and successful habits to develop right at the start of their freshman year. Students already in college learn more about themselves and how to maximize their success in college. QA helps all participants focus on their interests and direction and gives them skills and strategies that support and motivate them to excel.
SuperCamp has a 35-year track record of creating a safe, secure environment for participants. It is our #1 priority. The nature of our team-building exercises guarantees that students will immediately feel supported by staff and will quickly form close bonds with other students. This supports students in fully participating and having the courage to explore and express themselves.
Students are assigned to teams, headed by a team leader. Among other responsibilities, team leaders supervise and support the students on their teams and live in the same residence halls. Male and female students and staff are housed on separate floors or wings.
In all our programs, we use Quantum Learning methods to create a safe, supportive, fun, and inspiring environment aligned with what we know from brain research. We build curiosity and a sense of belonging, we get inside our students’ world and build rapport, and we use strategies that reach all students and enhance their learning.
In a joyful interactive learning atmosphere, we teach students HOW to learn—skills and strategies that can be applied to any subject—building confidence and motivation. We help students understand the science behind how the brain processes information and identify how they learn best. We also guide students in building a positive sense of self and teach them the value of strong relationships. As we artfully orchestrate all of these elements, students experience mini-success moments that build confidence, create a shift in their attitude, and inspire and empower them to excel.