Final Thoughts on College Prep Camps
Should you even contemplate attending one of these camps? If you are considering some of the most prestigious colleges in the country, then these camps could help you in better understanding and better preparing for the admissions process or enrich an academic area of interest, but if you are planning to attend one of the vast majority of colleges that fall in the middle (or lower) of the rankings, then it might make more sense to use the resources already available to you at school, in books, and online. It may also depend on how much time you get to spend with your high school counselor, how focused you are on college choice and major, and what other opportunities are available to you.It also makes sense to review references and testimonials for each camp you are considering — and request statistics related to the academic achievement or college placement you are seeking with the camps you are considering. Some of these camps are big investments, so make sure you are getting the return you desire.
College Planning Resources for College-Bound Teens
Quintessential Career Resources:
Academic Summer Camps:
- Academic and Pre-College Camps from MySummerCamps.com
- Academic Summer Camps from Education Unlimited
- Allen’s Guide to Academic Summer Camps
- Camp Channel Specialty Camps Listings
- College Prep Programs from kidscamps.com
Questions about some of the terminology used in this article? Get more information (definitions and links) on key college, career, and job-search terms by going to our Job-Seeker’s Glossary of Job-Hunting Terms. Dr. Randall S. Hansen is founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of EmpoweringSites.com. He is also founder of MyCollegeSuccessStory.com and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He’s often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Visit his personal Website or reach him by email at randall(at)quintcareers.com. Check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.