“Crafting Your College Application” Summer Camp

Summer 2020 camps have concluded – check back later for 2021!

Our summer camp, for rising seniors, is a focused yet relaxed way to write a superb college application. Finish your application during one week in August and face the college application process feeling on top of things and in-control. Learn how to put your best foot forward, and how to avoid “red flags” that can ruin an otherwise stellar application. We discuss how to speak to admissions officers’ hearts, and we teach you how to edit your own essays. We strictly limit the number of students each week so that you will get feedback on everything you write. There is homework, and you definitely need a laptop!

We have an incredible 2:1 student to staff ratio! Nancy Levonian is the lead teacher. Our team of editors work with students to brainstorm ideas, then help students edit and refine their essays to put their unique strengths on full display. We also help students prepare for college interviews, with sessions on interviewing taught by instructor Stacey Ipsan.

Weekly attendance is strictly limited to ensure a truly personalized and productive experience. Our camp weeks fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long to sign up!

  • Location: Annandale, Virginia
  • Price: $2395 per student.
Session 2020 Dates Status
1 July 27 – 31 CLOSED
2 August 3 – 7 CLOSED
3 August 10 – 14 CLOSED
4 August 17 – 21 CLOSED

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Summer Camp Curriculum

We cover:

  • The character traits colleges are most interested in.
  • Interviewing techniques and practice.
  • How to refine your “message” about who you are.
  • How to showcase your extra-curricular activities
  • Writing essays that will intrigue the reader.
  • …and more!

Camp Schedule

Each camp runs for five consecutive days (Monday – Friday).
We begin at 8:30am each day, and end at 4pm, although Friday often finishes a little earlier.
In addition, for students in on-line camps, we have an optional Monday evening in-person event, with dinner followed by discussion of college essay topics around a campfire!

Think you may want more after you attend camp? See our Fall Packages available exclusively to students who attend camp.