Wednesday @ WeHaKee: Girls Deserve The WeHaKee Advantage!
“Grades and standardized test scores
are still the top factor for admission,
but educational counselors say
colleges are starting to take a harder look
at extracurricular activities,
particularly those over summer vacation.”
Summer Camp May Improve College Admission Odds
CNBC, April 27, 2014
A student’s academics remain a key component in admission consideration at colleges and universities, but more and more scrutiny is being placed on what students do beyond and out of the classroom. Schools are seeking clues that prospective students not only have the academics to get into college, but have the skills to skillfully navigate the college experience and successfully graduate. Simply stated, getting through college is much more important than simply getting in!
So why does a camp experience matter when it comes to college admissions?
- Campers come away from their camp experience with stronger and more effective social skills. These social skills will serve them well in their classrooms, in their involvement in the school community and as they navigate the labrynth of deadlines and requirements on the path to graduation.
- The camp experience helps to enhance each camper’s communication skills, the very skills they will need to effectively and clearly communicate thoughts, ideas and opinions throughout their college coursework and research.
- Campers learn to tap their creativity in the creatively rich camp environment. The confidence in their creativity allows them to think beyond convention and to see things in bright, new ways, which will serve them well in the academic environment.
- The camp experience helps campers learn to work together for the good of the whole community. They enhance their collaborative skills as they work together in their cabin groups, as they scheme together to find a winning approach to the latest camp game, as they deal with challenging weather on an extended off-camp trip. These camp experiences translate to stronger collaborative abilities in their coursework with other students as well as their instructors.
- Campers display greater tenacity, resilience and perseverance – commonly known as grit! The confidence and independence that campers build at camp will serve them well as they deal with challenges and adversity that the college experience will inevitably throw at them!
- Campers are consistently stronger and empowering leaders well beyond their camp locales. Having had to navigate a community of others who they do not know and who may come from a variety of diverse backgrounds, campers learn to effectively work with a wide range of individuals.
Still not convinced that the camp experience gives campers the advantage? Check out The Power of Camp’s official video!
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