San Marcos

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Overview

This year,CSUSM hosts SuperCamp sessions for middle school students, high school students, and college-aged kids – Junior Forum, Senior Forum, and Quantum Academy programs. Junior Forum is ideal for middle school students, Senior Forum is ideal for high school students and Quantum Academy is for students entering into their senior year of high school, and those entering or already attending college.

San Marcos at a Glance

Programs: Junior Forum, Senior Forum, and Quantum Academy
Ages: Junior Forum: incoming 6th – 8th grade     Senior Forum: 9th – 12th grade     Quantum Academy: high school seniors and incoming and current college students
Tuition: $2,495 to $3,395
Duration: 6­-day & 10-­day camps

2017 Camp Dates

Junior Forum

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6-Day Residential Camp

$2,495

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Senior Forum

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10-Day Residential Camp

$3,395

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Quantum Academy

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6-Day Residential Camp

$2,495

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Camp Details

Our Difference

The most fundamental difference involves the way we help facilitate lasting changes in a student’s attitude toward school and motivation. At SuperCamp, students learn lifelong learning skills they can apply to any subject, skills that build competence and confidence and serve as a roadmap to academic success.

Students

Students have come from more than 80 countries to attend SuperCamp, but the majority live within 250 miles of a camp site. We usually see an equal mix of boys and girls. We see four types: High ­Achiever, Not­ Yet Reaching Full Potential, Under the Radar, and Struggling. Each benefits from sharpening learning skills. Some are outgoing; others are shy – a lot like school. They’re often involved in extracurriculars like theater, robotics, photography, sports and student government.

Typical Day

7:30 Breakfast
8:30 Morning Session
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Activity Time
3:30 Afternoon Session
5:30 Dinner
6:30 Evening Session
8:30 Closing Session

Dorm Life

Students share rooms in the university dormitories. Breakfast is at 7:30 AM and the day ends after a closing gathering. Lights out is at 10:00 PM for Senior Forum and 10:30 PM for Quantum Academy. The student­ to staff ratio is at least four ­to­ one. Team leaders live in the same residence halls as their students, with males and females on separate floors or wings.

Safety

Since its first program in 1982, SuperCamp has provided a safe, secure environment for participants. Students remain on campus at all times. On day one, we assign them to teams of 16 to 20 campers with two team leaders. The nature of our team-building exercises guarantees that your child will immediately feel supported by the team leaders 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 well-being of all kids at camp.

Dining.

Student eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university cafeteria.

Staff

All the people we hire are enthusiastic, supportive and committed to positively impacting the lives of our youth.
Facilitators, the most visible leaders at SuperCamp, are chosen from among the top professional teachers and trainers in the country. Hundreds of applicants go through our selection process and only a few are chosen. Many of our facilitators have advanced degrees and, more importantly, all have a natural ability to engage every student and bring out their personal greatness. Facilitators receive 150­-plus hours of on­site training in Quantum Learning teaching methods before they direct the SuperCamp program. The great majority of the rest of the camp staff are education majors or graduates. Not surprisingly, most of the staff returns year after year because they enjoy the experience of working with successful people in a dynamic accelerated learning program.

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Campus Facts

Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university setting – a state-of-the-art, modern campus on 304 breathtaking acres close to the ocean in northern San Diego County. The campus holds 14,000 students and is located about 40 minutes north of downtown San Diego.