Stanford Summer Camps at a Glance
Ages: Junior Forum: 6th – 8th grade & Senior Forum: 9th – 12th grade
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 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.
8:30 Morning Session
1:30 Activity Time
3:30 Afternoon Session
6:30 Evening Session
8:30 Closing Session
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 9:30 PM for Junior Forum and 10:00 PM for Senior Forum. 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.
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.
Students eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university cafeteria.
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.
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities.
Stanford is dedicated to finding solutions to challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Its 7,000 undergraduates and 9,000 graduate students are focused on solving big problems. This summer, Stanford celebrates its 125th anniversary with cultural events and numerous activities.
Your teen will live in the dorms, eat in the dining hall and hang out at the campus bookstore. From historic lecture halls to the great outdoors, SuperCamp’s Stanford location has been one of our most popular sites.