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SUPERCAMP AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Overview

Villanova University is located in a suburban community just 12 miles west of Philadelphia. Founded in 1855, Villanova is considered one of the best undergraduate universities in the country. And through SuperCamp your teen will experience their award-winning dining services!

Villanova SuperCamp at a Glance

Programs: Junior Forum & Senior Forum
Ages: Junior Forum: 6th - 8th grade & Senior Forum: 9th - 12th grade
Tuition: $2,695 to $3,595
Duration: 7- and 10­ - day camps

Camp Details

Our Difference

The most fundamental difference involves the way we help facilitate lasting changes in a student’s attitude toward school and motivation. At SuperCamp, students learn lifelong learning skills they can apply to any subject, skills that build competence and confidence and serve as a roadmap to academic success.

Students

Students have traveled from more than 80 countries to attend SuperCamp, but the majority live within 250 miles of a camp site. We usually see a mix of boys and girls. We have four student types: High ­Achiever, Not­ Yet Reaching Full Potential, Under the Radar, and Struggling. Each student type has the opportunity to benefit from sharpening learning skills. Some are outgoing; others are shy-most all of them enjoy school. They're often involved in extracurricular activities like theater, robotics, photography, sports and student government.

Typical Day
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Morning Session
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Afternoon Session
  • 3:30 Activity Time
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Evening Session
  • 8:30 Closing Session
Dorm Life

Students share rooms in the university dormitories. Breakfast is at 7:30 AM and the day ends after a closing session. Lights out is at 9:30 PM for Junior Forum and 10:00 PM for Senior Forum, Quantum Academy, and Leadership Forum. The student to staff ratio is at least four ¬to¬ one. Team leaders live in the same residence halls as their students, with males and females on separate floors or wings.

Safety

Since its first program in 1982, SuperCamp has provided a safe, secure environment for participants. Students remain on campus at all times. On day one, we assign them to teams of 10 to 14 campers with two team leaders. The nature of our team-building exercises guarantees that your child will immediately feel supported by the team leaders and will quickly form close bonds with other campers. We have a trained wellness person (many are registered nurses) at every program who supports the emotional and physical well-being of all kids at camp.

Dining

Students eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the university cafeteria.

Staff

All the people we hire are enthusiastic, supportive and committed to positively impacting the lives of our youth. Facilitators, the most visible leaders at SuperCamp, are chosen from among the top professional teachers and trainers in the country. Hundreds of applicants go through our selection process and only a few are chosen. Many of our facilitators have advanced degrees and, more importantly, all have a natural ability to engage every student and bring out their personal greatness. Facilitators receive 100­-plus hours of on­site training in Quantum Learning teaching methods before they direct the SuperCamp program. The great majority of the rest of the camp staff are education majors or graduates. Not surprisingly, most of the staff returns year after year because they enjoy the experience of working with successful people in a dynamic accelerated learning program.

Campus Facts

There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges. Well­known for its academic excellence, Villanova is ranked #1 Regional University­North by U.S. News & World Report and #3 overall as "Best Undergraduate Teaching." Villanova is set in the quiet suburbs of nearby Philadelphia. SuperCamp stay in the historic dorms with a roommate, eat in the dining hall, and enjoy the campus amenities during their free time.