Senior Forum High School Summer Camp Schedule
Senior Forum is SuperCamp's 10-day high school summer camp for students entering grades 9–12 in the fall. Students live in the dorms, eat in the school cafeterias and get to experience campus life at top universities around the country.
10-Day High School Camp Schedule:
Curious about what goes on each day at Senior Forum? Check out the overview below.
Day 1: Students arrive, check in, meet their roommate, and get settled in their dorm rooms. Music fills the air as team leaders pump up the energy and encourage everyone to engage in “get to know you” activities. When the doors open to the main room SuperCamp officially begins. The afternoon session introduces the students to our staff, creates opportunities to let them bond with their new teams, and gets them acquainted with the campus. During the first day students are introduced to the 8 Keys of Excellence, explore their definition of success, and complete an “8 Keys Growth Gauge” to see how they perceive themselves.
Day 2: Teams are a critical part of the SuperCamp culture. On day two we focus on building a common language so that the students have a support system and feel comfortable moving out of their comfort zone, letting go of their FIMAGE, and starting to take the risks they need for optimal growth. Students are encouraged to keep a This Is It! attitude and examine how making the most of every moment can make a difference in their lives. New traditions are established, academic classes are introduced, and students start to realize the benefits of being in a new environment and moving out of their comfort zone.
Day 3: On day three, students tackle who they are as learners. They start to learn how their brain works and realize that they are in control of their learning. The shift begins as they learn that they have the ability to get different results by creating a state change. Students bring this knowledge into the classroom as they’re introduced to Quantum Strategies, and begin academic rotations: Math Mastery, Creative Thinking, and SAT/ACT Preview. Speak with Good Purpose is the Key of the day, as we emphasize the importance of good communication.
Day 4: The true paradigm shift begins on day four. As teens embrace the Key of Ownership and begin to take responsibility for their actions, they realize that learning can actually be fun. Students start letting go of their fears and expanding their comfort zone as they experience for themselves that Failure Leads to Success. In the afternoon, they continue to build the level of trust with their team by engaging in a series of trust activities. In the evening session, we welcome the outdoor adventure staff and explore safety and expectations.
Day 5: Outdoor Adventure Day is a metaphor for life. Students challenge themselves in a safe physical environment, where teammates and friends hold the safety lines and cheer each other on to success. As teens find the inner courage to step out onto a high wire and climb to the top of a pole, they start to experience a new level of confidence. In the evening, everyone talks about what they learned in the outdoor adventure and participate in a high-energy Movement Workshop to celebrate the day's achievements.
Day 6: Students take the feeling of exhilaration from Outdoor Adventure Day and learn how to translate their physical accomplishments into the mental arena of the academic world. Day six is a big day as students realize the classroom is no different than the high ropes and requires the same amount of risk and fear to be successful. They start to hold themselves accountable to a goal and find the internal motivation to be the best they can be in the classroom. They take their new-found confidence, let go of labels and masks and actively make the choice to start living above the line.
Day 7: Learn. Learn. Learn. Now that the skills have been ingrained, the students dive deeper into a heavy rotation of academics. They start to realize that what they have learned before impacts what they learn today. They experience more and more success moments as their speed and comprehension increases in Quantum Reading, their ability to recall information amazes them in Quantum Memory and their confidence soars in test-taking. The Key of the day is Integrity and the teens examine how they show up in their lives both in the classroom and at home. We explore their relationships with their parents and encourage them to be open to looking at old patterns from a new perspective.
Day 8: Morning traditions continue as the students complete their last full day of academic rotations. Today is a celebration as the teens realize that they truly understand who they are as a learner, how to succeed in every subject, and what they need to do to be successful in all areas of their life. We discuss the Key of Flexibility and consider how to translate SuperCamp into the real world. In the evening, students are given the opportunity to find their voice and express themselves through poetry. They realize that people want to hear what they have to say and feel inspired to share their thoughts and feelings in the future.
Day 9: Today students get to test their new skills in a Reality Simulation. They encounter real life peer distractions, academic challenges, and different teaching styles, forcing them to apply their Quantum Learning Strategies in a simulated school setting. During this time, each student meets with a team leader to examine their online reputation and evaluate how they’re presenting themselves to college recruiters and future employers. The afternoon is all about goal setting. Students identify a goal, imagine what it would feel like to achieve it, and formulate a plan to make it a reality. They participate in a barrier breaking activity to overcome obstacles that are holding them back in their lives. In the evening, each student has the opportunity to stand before the entire camp and declare their Commitment to achieve their goal. The day concludes with individual strength acknowledgments as team members gives and receives accolades for their achievements.
Day 10: Graduation day is here! For the past ten days, the students have been on an incredible learning journey. Now is the time to celebrate their success and discover the Key of Balance. Students take a test to discover what they’re passionate about and identify what they really want in their lives—then they look at how to pursue their passion. And it’s saying goodbye to their new friends and reconnecting with family. It’s an amazing celebration as parents get to experience the atmosphere of SuperCamp and many of the learning and life skills their child has learned.
A "Typical" Day at SuperCamp Senior Forum
There's no such thing as a typical day at SuperCamp. Every day is a new adventure filled with music, energy, engaged learning and fun.
7:00 a.m. Wake up
7:30 a.m. Breakfast in campus cafeteria with team
8:30 a.m. Key or value of the day—explore one of the 8 Keys of Excellence
10:00 a.m. Students rotate through the different classrooms for: Quantum Study Strategies, Quantum Reading, Quantum Writing, Quantum Note-Taking/Mind Mapping, Quantum Memory, Math Mastery, and SAT/ACT Preview
12:30 p.m. Back in the cafeteria for lunch
1:30 p.m. Afternoon session—more academics and activities in the main room
3:30 p.m. Afternoon activities such as campus tours, basketball, soccer, dance, bookstore, and more
5:30 p.m. Dinner in the cafeteria
6:30 p.m. Life and career skills activities—focused on communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity
9:00 p.m. Team check-in—share stories and reflections from the day as well as personal journal time
9:15 p.m. Announcements and closing words
10:00 p.m., more or less ... Lights out