College Prep Camp 2019

We’re changing it up a bit and offering THREE commuter College Prep programs at Alumni House in Berkeley in 2019.

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.

To reserve a spot for your student or for more information, please call us at 510.900.8255.

College Prep Camp – two sessions:

Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2019; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

Friday, August 2 – Monday, August 5, 2019; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

College Prep Camp is our 4-day commuter College Prep Camp at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus for students who will be high school juniors and seniors in the fall.

College Application Weekend for High School Seniors

Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2019

Our College Application Weekend commuter session at the Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus is designed for high school seniors to fine tune their essays and finish their applications. This can be paired with the summer session.

See below for further information on each camp

College Prep Camp Curriculum and Programming

Our 4-day program is for students who will be high school juniors and seniors in the fall (it’s also appropriate for rising sophomores who want a jump start on planning for a 4-year college). We’ll cover:

  • 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


  • Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2019, commuter day camp

  • Friday, August 2 – Monday, August 5, 2019, commuter day camp

  • Rates: Juniors – $985, Seniors – $1,195

  • Register with a friend and each of you will save 10% off your registration fee

  • College Application Weekend Curriculum and Programming
    • 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


  • For high school seniors only.

  • Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2019 commuter day camp at Alumni House, UC Berkeley campus (Friday session starts at 5pm)

  • Weekend rate: $985, or $495 if you book with the summer session

  • This weekend can stand alone, or use it to fine-tune your essays and finish your applications started at College Prep Camp

  • Register with a friend and each of you will save 10% off your registration fee

  • Please click here for more information our our weekend program.

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

    Registration Information

    Call us at 510.900.8255 to learn more or register. You can get on our mailing list by entering your contact information here.

    “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 session

    In both programs, students will receive expert direction and advice from our professional staff of guidance counselors and AP English instructors. For seniors, the programs focus 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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    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.”

    “A great way to get a head start on college preparation. From SAT/ACT test to the essay writing, this camp will help give you a boost!”

    “I had a great time and I felt like I was able to get a better grasp on the college application process through the camp.”

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

    “I do appreciate the motivation that this camp gives, I wouldn’t be able to motivate myself to study had I not attended this camp.”

    “definitely something everyone should do.”

    Programs and dates are subject to change.