For college-aged students

Prepare for academic success and an exceptional college experience


College demands are different from high school. They can be fragmented, very intense, and sometimes overwhelming. Students may experience crowded lecture halls, unstructured schedules, and courses requiring hours of attention, study and homework. The pace is fast and a typical day, if there is such a thing, can include classes, library time, friends, work, and maybe even a workout.


Eight days at Quantum U helps students to succeed by providing the learning and life skills necessary to handle the challenges of college life. Students learn to manage all areas of their independence—personal and academic—and take full advantage of the exciting opportunities of their college years. Quantum U positions students to enjoy an exceptional college experience.


At Quantum U we sharpen students’ skills in several key academic and personal areas that are critical to success in college. We address these areas in the context of real-life college situations and expectations. Here are some of the key topics we cover:



  • Efficient study habits and learning techniques
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations
  • Quality academic writing
  • Improved reading speed and comprehension
  • Interactive leadership skills
  • Working and communicating effectively in team environments



  • Management of personal finances
  • Ownership of choices and outcomes
  • Personal values and direction in life
  • Effective time management for increased productivity
  • Meaningful and realistic short- and long-term goal setting
Program - 8 Day Overview
Every Day
  • Early-morning review of previous day’s learning
  • Overview of current day’s program
  • 8 Keys of Excellence Principles to Live By: One Key each day
    (Integrity, Failure Leads to Success, Speak with Good Purpose, This Is It!, Commitment, Ownership, Flexibility, Balance)
  • Team-building activities
Day 1
  • Introduction to Quantum U
  • Memory strategies
    • Demonstrate competence with power pegs strategy
    • Identify benefits of strategy in college
  • Comfort zone / FIMAGE (fear of image)
    • Identify strategies that are inside and outside of comfort zone
    • Define correlation between comfort zone and FIMAGE
    • Identify proactive steps to begin taking healthy risks
  • Introduction to the 8 Keys of Excellence
Day 2
  • Big Brain Basics
    • Awareness of how our brain works and tools and strategies to capitalize on this knowledge
  • Shifting paradigms
    • Understanding of paradigms
    • Analysis of current paradigms
    • Identification of potential shifts that would result in more resourceful thinking
  • Communication skills
    • Identify challenges
    • Analyze current habits/behaviors
    • Distinguish how to leverage what we know about communication to create a shift toward win/win
Day 3
  • Path of Learning, Memory, and Emotion
    • How memories are reconstructed from our senses
    • How working memory can get distracted
    • Effect of the amygdala on working memory
    • How sensory information is processed and stored in memory
  • Positive self-coaching
  • Barrier breaking
    • Identification of goal
    • Analysis of personal barriers to achieving desired goals
    • Breaking through barriers
Day 4
  • Outdoor Adventure Day: “I can do it” breakthroughs!
Day 5
  • Quantum Writing process
  • Optimal learning environments
  • Team role identification
  • Present Yourself activity
    • Action on moving out of comfort zones
    • Assess level of comfort with public speaking
    • Identify areas of strength and gaps in public speaking
    • Move through areas of fear with guidance and strategies
Day 6
  • Quantum Reading Process
  • College Prep Roundtable
    • Time management
    • Money management
    • Building and maintaining relationships
    • Building relationships with profs
    • How to make the most of college experience
    • Study strategies: note-taking, mind mapping, etc.
  • Emotional Intelligence Inventory
    • Awareness of strengths and gaps emotionally
    • Identification of action steps to compensate for gaps
  • Perceptions of Self
    • Awareness of alignment between how I see myself and how others see me
    • Identification of values and how to show them through actions
Day 7
  • Play to Win:
    • Analysis of current and desired levels of effort, commitment, and integrity
    • Identification of traits of best self
    • Reflection on responses and reactions in various situations
  • Reality simulation
    • Evaluation of time and stress management skills
    • Evaluation of competence and comfort levels with various learning strategies
    • Assessment of current levels of implementation of resources provided
  • Future Story
    • Identification and articulation of vision for future
    • Anticipation of possible challenges and creation of plan to overcome
Day 8
  • Strength acknowledgments
  • Re-entry activity
  • Success checklist
  • Closing Celebration!

San Marcos, CA (north of San Diego)

July 21-28, 2016


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  • College students
  • 8-day, 7-night residential program
  • Build the skills for college success

Life at SuperCamp

Dorm Life.  Students share rooms in the university dormitories. Breakfast is at 7:30 AM and the day ends shortly after 10PM with a closing gathering. The student-to-staff ratio is at least four-to-one. Team leaders live in the same residence halls as their students, providing 24-hour guidance.


Safety. For 35 years SuperCamp has provided a safe, secure environment. Students remain on campus at all times. On day one, we assign them to teams of 10 to 12 campers with a team mentor. The nature of our team-building exercises guarantees that your child will immediately feel supported by the team mentor and will quickly form close bonds with other campers. We have a trained wellness person (many are registered nurses) at every program who supports the emotional and physical wellbeing of all kids at camp.


Dining.  Students eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university cafeteria. Light snacks are provided during the day.

Staff: Experience Counts

Our team members are enthusiastic, supportive and committed to positively impacting the lives of our youth.


Facilitators are chosen from among the top professional teachers and trainers in the country. Hundreds of applicants go through our selection process. Many have advanced degrees. Each has 150 hours of training, and many have run camps for years.


Most camp staff are education majors or graduates. Many attended a camp as teens. They return annually because they enjoy the experience of working with successful people in a dynamic accelerated learning program.

Ratios & other stats

The student-to-staff ratio is four-to-one or less. Students are assigned to teams of 10-12 people that have one team mentor. Camp sizes range from twenty to fifty students. Post-camp surveys indicate a 73 percent grade improvement and 81 percent improvement in confidence.