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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Your Child Needs More than Prep Classes for Good SAT and ACT Test Scores

  I always get the gardening bug in February. It hits like clockwork every year. We enjoy a week or two of spring-like weather here in Southern California, and I find myself irresistibly drawn to the local nursery. This year went down like every other—at the nursery, I piled a wheelbarrow full of bulbs, mint, […]

3 Hidden Perks of Sending Your Child to Academic Summer Camp

Better test scores… A higher GPA… These are probably the first things that come to mind when you think about academic summer camp. But did you know that your child can receive elective credit for his or her participation? Or that your summer camp fees can count towards college tuition? These are just a few […]

Quantum Reading: Tips for Becoming a Better Reader

  As we all know, reading is a valuable skill that your child will use throughout life. In middle school and high school, students are expected to complete reading assignments both in and outside of school. College-bound students should prepare themselves for two hours of studying for every one hour of class time. It is […]

March Key of the Month: Flexibility

  The Key of the month is Flexibility: Be willing to do things differently.   Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal! You’re working on a science project, and the cotton ball cloud parts simply will not stick to the cardboard. You glue, let it dry, […]

4 Reasons to Think About Summer Camp NOW

We hate to break it to you, but summer is only four months away! Spring break is actually just around the corner, and Christmas is now nearly two months in the past. Here are just a few reasons to start thinking about your child’s summer plans sooner rather than later 1.       Reserve your spot According […]