College Prep Camp 2018

We’re offering two College Prep programs in 2018!

  • One 4-night College Prep Camp at the Lair of the Golden Bear’s Camp Oski for high school juniors and seniors, August 11 -15, 2018.

  • Two College Application Weekend commuter sessions in the fall at the Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus designed for high school seniors to fine tune their essays and finish their applications. This can be paired with the summer session!
  • All sessions offer exciting college search and personal statement/essay guidance. Juniors will work on the college search and test prep, learning new tools and techniques in preparation for the SAT/ACT, while discovering which colleges may work for them. Seniors will work one-on-one and in small groups to start and even finish their essays and personal statements, receiving individualized feedback, and working towards finishing their applications by the fall.

    We begin accepting reservations in January.

    Yet if you have questions now, please give us a call at 510.900.8255 or send us an email at lair@alumni.berkeley.edu

    College Prep Camp: 4-night stay at Camp Oski, Lair of the Bear, Pinecrest, CA

  • This program is for rising high school juniors and seniors

  • Saturday, August 11 — Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • 4-night rates: Juniors - $845, Seniors - $995

  • College Application Weekend: Friday - Sunday, commuter day camp

  • For high school seniors only.

  • October 12 - 14 or October 26 - 28, 2018, Alumni House, UC Berkeley campus (Friday session starts at 5pm)

  • Receive a discount when you register for both a weekend and the summer session! This weekend can stand alone, or you can use it to fine-tune your essays and finish your applications.

  • Weekend rate: $895 per weekend (only $495 if you book with the summer session)

  • Register with a friend and each of you will save $100 off your registration fee!

  • Space is limited in order for us to ensure a high level of instruction and individual assistance, so early registration is encouraged.



    Curriculum and Programming at our Overnight College Prep Camp

    • College Search Workshops: Find colleges that fit your specific interests and goals
    • College Application Seminars: Learn how to complete the best applications possible
    • Personal Statement/Essay Workshops for Seniors: Walk away with your drafts completed
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships: Learn how to get the most money possible

    Curriculum and Programming at our College Application Weekend sessions

    • Complete your college essays and personal statements with one-on-one help from our experienced counselors
    • College Application Assistance: Submit and complete the college application process in one weekend
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships: Learn how to get the most money possible

    “Getting my personal statement out of the way is very satisfying, and it reduced my stress. Plus I made lots of friends!”
    – Senior at CPC overnight session

    Students will receive expert guidance and advice from UC Berkeley Admissions staff, high school guidance counselors, and AP English instructors, as well as hear from current college students. This program is focused on providing direction on writing the college essays and all the other components of completing the college application process. Our team can assist students in finding colleges that are good fits for their academic interests and their extracurricular interests as well—all colleges and universities are explored as options, in addition to Cal and other UC schools.

    The goal? To help students be relaxed, prepared, and excited for their upcoming college experiences. College and college prep is an eye-opening adventure—one of the more significant experiences you’ll have in your life. Enjoy knowing you’ll have your applications submitted before the holiday season and enjoy a more stress-free senior year.

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    “This was a great experience. The college counselors were very helpful in the one-on-ones. It was impressive to have a UC Berkeley Admissions officer here.”
    – Junior at CPC overnight session


    Praise for College Prep Camp

    We surveyed past attendees—here’s what they had to say.

    “The instructors were absolutely amazing and they really knew how to help us as students they treated us with respect and gave us valuable feedback.”

    “So helpful. Really enjoyed every aspect of the camp.”

    “They were so helpful and brought a light fun energy to the writing process also.”

    “I really enjoyed this camp. I thought the ratio of work and free time was perfect and I really feel way more confident in every aspect of the college process.”


    Programs and dates are subject to change.