Our Approach

Our Approach: The 8 Keys


“If the 8 Keys of Excellence was in every school in America and being taught in the homes it would literally transform the country.”
—Jack Canfield, Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

Overview

We make students better learners.

 

Unlike other summer camps that focus on one discipline such as writing or math or programming skills, SuperCamp’s academic programs provide students with long-term value by showing them how to learn more effectively in every subject, as well as how to live their best lives.

 

At SuperCamp, students identify their personal learning preference and learn valuable strategies to enhance their learning by utilizing all three channels.

 

Understanding how the mind approaches learning can have a significant effect on a student’s performance in school. Students will be able to learn, comprehend, and recall information more easily, which can lead to better grades and ultimately to a higher GPA. Studying becomes a much easier task once a student knows how to utilize the customized style-specific techniques they learn at SuperCamp.

Academic Skill Building

Every child is capable of learning.
People learn in different ways.
Learning can be joyful.

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Life and Career Skills (Success Strategies)

Success today requires critical thinking.
Communication skills are key.
Team building & creativity are essential.

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The 8 Keys of Excellence

The 8 Key of Excellence character is the foundation on which SuperCamp is built.

The students are surrounded by reminders of the 8 Keys every day. They’re posted on walls, modeled by staff, and woven into each day’s activities. They create a feeling of community and trust, and a sense of belonging in an open, friendly environment.

The benefits of a SuperCamp program – with the 8 Keys of Excellence at the core—have been noted worldwide. Studies show SuperCamp graduates significantly increase self confidence and motivation, improve their grades, participate more in school, and feel measurably better about themselves.

The 8 Keys

Integrity

Integrity

Match behavior with your values

Commitment

Commitment

Make your dreams happen

Failure Leads to Success

Failure Leads to Success

Learn from mistakes

Ownership

Ownership

Take responsibility for actions

Speak with Good Purpose

Speak with Good Purpose

Speak honestly and kindly

Flexibility

Flexibility

Be willing to do things differently

This Is It

This Is It

Make the most of every moment

Balance

Balance

Live your best life

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More about Our Approach

Quantum Learning: The How and the Why

It’s how we teach and the why behind our methods that makes SuperCamp so much fun and our graduates so successful.

 

SuperCamp’s foundation is Quantum Learning, a teaching method proven to positively transform teen attitudes, confidence, motivation, grades, and test scores.
The success of Quantum Learning is based on integrating research-based educational best practices into a unified whole resulting in passionate teachers, joyful and engaging classrooms, and confident, motivated students.

 

At SuperCamp we use Quantum Learning methods to create a safe, supportive, 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. As we artfully orchestrate all of these elements, students experience mini-success moments that build confidence, create a shift in their attitude and empower them to excel.

 

SuperCamp has used Quantum Learning methods since it began in 1982. The program is fully accredited by the American Camp Association, AdvancEd and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Quantum Learning has also been implemented nationwide in thousands of schools, reaching more than 100,000 teachers.

 

More information can be found in the recently published Excellence in Teaching and Learning: The Quantum Learning System by Bobbi DePorter.