Cal State University Long Beach Summer Camps

Overview

The beautiful California State University Long Beach campus boasts 322 acres and hilltop views of the Pacific Ocean. CSULB is the third largest campus of the 23-school California State University system with over 37,000 enrolled students. Similar to SuperCamp, Cal State Long Beach envisions changing lives by expanding educational opportunities, championing creativity and preparing leaders for a changing world.

Cal State Summer Camps at a Glance

Programs:  Junior Forum, Senior Forum, Leadership Forum & Quantum Academy
Ages: Junior Forum: 6th-8th grade; Senior Forum: 9th-12th grade; Leadership Forum: 10th-12th grade (prerequisite: completion of one year of SuperCamp); Quantum Academy: high school seniors and incoming and current college students 
Tuition: $2,595 to $2,895
Duration: 6- and 7-day camps

2019 Camp Dates

Junior Forum

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6-Day Residential Camp

$2,595

Senior Forum

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7-Day Residential Camp

$2,895

Leadership Forum

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7-Day Residential Camp

$2,895

Quantum Academy

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7-Day Residential Camp

$2,895

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.

Students 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 100­-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.

Campus Facts

The Cal State Long Beach campus is in a great location in Los Angeles County, very close to Orange County and just three miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is close to three major airports—Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport—and in easy driving distance from all parts of Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego.