Speak with Good Purpose Only

People have to be responsible for their thoughts, so they have to learn to control them. It may not be easy, but it can be done. First of all, if we don’t want to think certain things we don’t say them. We don’t have to eat everything we see, and we don’t have to say […]

Ownership Through Communication

by Bobbi DePorter We can take ownership of our lives every day, in many different ways. For example, we can demonstrate that we’re taking ownership simply by the way we communicate. Recently, I was 20 minutes late for an important meeting on the other side of town. When I arrived, I could clearly see the person […]

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Academic Summer Camp

Every year, parents are faced with the same question: how to give their kids a fun summer while providing them with a unique learning experience that will last. More and more families are turning to academic summer camps as a way of adding value to the summer camp experience. But not all academic summer camps […]

What Does “Neurons that Fire Together Wire Together” Mean?

I’ve heard the phrase “neurons that fire together wire together” more times than I can count since starting at SuperCamp in March. But what does this phrase mean, and why do I hear it so often? Plagued by these questions, I went in search of answers. I’d like to share them here to give you […]

In Honor of Kelly Pozzoli, a Passionate and Committed SuperCamp Facilitator

  We often talk about the close bonds that students form at SuperCamp. Equally strong but less celebrated are the friendships that develop among staff members.   Many of our facilitators and team leaders return to SuperCamp year after year. They see each other at staff trainings every spring and look forward to spending each […]

SuperCamp Welcomes Eight McSweeney Kids in 2014!

  In 1984, La Jolla residents Dan and Mary McSweeney sent their teenage son Matthew to SuperCamp. Then only in its third year, the summer camp’s impact was strong and Matthew was changed by his experience that summer. Matthew recalls … ”SuperCamp challenged me, pushing me into areas that were previously way out of my […]

10 Surprising Reasons Your Teenager Can’t Focus

Focus takes more than willpower. Most students want to improve their focus. They want to reduce their homework time. They want to retain more information from their study sessions. They want to perform well on exams. But many well-intentioned teens sabotage their focus without realizing it. If your teen is struggling to stay on task, […]

April Key of the Month: Balance

  The Key of the Month is Balance—Live your best life. Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what’s meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make. It’s the classic story about balance—one you may have run […]

7 Strategies to Improve Communication with Your Teenager

“I want to be 100 percent independent, except for that whole money thing.” That’s essentially what Rachel Canning, an 18-year-old honor student, alleged in a lawsuit she filed last month against her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Canning committed the grotesque error of setting a curfew and counseling their daughter to break up with her sketchy boyfriend. Rachel […]