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Summer Fun: Let’s Score!

With summer approaching, many parents wonder what they can do to get their younger children interested in college. One of the best ways is to have them attend a summer camp. Many summer camps take advantage of the beautiful sprawling campuses and large dormitories that many college campuses offer. These camps have many benefits to students, such as:
  • Getting them on a college campus to experience dormitory life, to explore a college campus, and to even possibly sit in a college class;

  • Allowing them to interact with other students from around the country;

  • Developing leadership skills and a sense of civic responsibility; and

  • Increasing physical activity during the summer months.

According to the American Camp Association:

At camp, when children make new friends, explore the world around them, and learn that "I can" is much more powerful than "I can't", magic happens. In an environment created just for them, children learn real life skills, develop self-esteem, and gain a sense of independence and community. Whether children are playing, exploring nature, conquering new heights, or becoming part of a camp family, they are creating memories that will last a lifetime.

My Children Don’t Go Because We Can’t Afford It

Just like with college sticker prices, many parents see how much it costs to go to a summer camp and they immediately say no. However, just like college financial aid, there are scholarships that can help cut down that sticker price. Check with the specific camp and with your local community groups to see if there are scholarships available for campers.

Summer camp isn’t just for the campers!

Many college students are eager to make a little bit of money over the summer, but don’t know where to look for jobs. Summer camps employ college students to be camp counselors, life guards, administrative staff, etc. This is a great way to earn a few bucks (sometimes $1,000-3,000 per summer), to stay active over the summer, and to get involved in the community. Go to the sites below to see if any of the camps have any counselor jobs open! You might want to check out some of the camps on the link below.

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Publication Date: March 2018