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760-434-7564Camp Pacific: Recreation and Academic Camps Carlsbad, CA U.S.A.

View WebsiteLocated on a beachfront campus in Southern California, Camp Challenge: Leadership Camps and Camp Pacific: Academic and Recreation Camps offer a wide range of dynamic opportunities for students and campers. During the traditional school year, the Army and Navy Academy operates as a college-preparatory boarding school for boys, with an emphasis on college preparatory academics, leadership training, and athletics. During the summer, the campus is transformed into a co-educational environment hosting a unique mix of students, teachers, and camp counselors from all over the world. Students and campers receive instruction that is specialized to their areas of interest. While portions of participants' days are dedicated to educational and skill classes, the remainder is devoted to the pursuit of various leisure and social activities. This schedule format allows time for students and campers to take advantage of new recreational opportunities, build relationships, and acquire new skills.
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619-718-3000San Diego Zoo Safari Park Summer Camps Escondido, CA U.S.A.

View WebsiteDiscover an adventure like no other during the Safari Park's Summer Camp! There may be many types of summer camp for kids, but few will have campers interacting with rhinos and giraffes, meeting meerkats, getting up close to cheetahs, feeding okapis, and discovering African wonders the way the Safari Park's will! This is hands-on, join-in, be-a-part-of-it fun with options for kids ages 2 through 17.

These day camps offer a full week of in-depth activities. If your children love animals, the Safari Park is the place for them this summer. Jump in and make your plans-it's never too early to start thinking about summer in San Diego!


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510-548-6612Emerging Writers Institute by Education Unlimited Berkeley, CA U.S.A.

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Emerging Writers Institute creative writing camp is a one or two-week summer writing program for teens. Rising 7th-12th graders experience a unique curriculum designed to develop and support students' imaginative writing across literary genres. This creative writing summer program encourages students to challenge themselves technically and artistically through guided daily writing workshops, one on one instructor evaluations, group editing sessions, and creative presentations of their work. Moreover, the participants in the program will be uniquely positioned to profit from the literary culture of the San Francisco Bay Area. By the program's conclusion, students will produce and perfect quality pieces suitable for publication in their own literary magazine and professional teen publications.

Students select a major focus area called a Writer's Block. In each Writer's Block, they will read classic and contemporary examples of the genre, craft and hone their writing composition, and prepare to present their piece to an audience of readers and listeners. This year's Writer's Blocks include:

  • Short and Sweet: Short Story Seminar
  • Well-Versed: Poetry Seminar
  • The Wright Stuff: Playwright's Seminar
  • The Real Word: Nonfiction Seminar

Diverse afternoon workshops in nontraditional writing genres, such as speech writing, zine creation, graphic novels, journalism, nature writing, and advertising copy will engage participants when they are not working on their principal piece. Furthermore, the program recruits guest speakers from the publishing industry and Bay Area authors to give readings and answer questions about literary life and labor.


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510-548-6612Summer Focus at UC Berkeley by Education Unlimited Berkeley, CA U.S.A.

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Summer Focus summer study at UC Berkeley is a comprehensive 6 or 8 week pre-college summer program offered for high school students in a rare public-private partnership between Education Unlimited and UC Berkeley Summer Sessions. Summer Focus pre-college camp for high school students at UC Berkeley is designed to provide a small-group learning environment for talented and motivated high school students who want to experience college life. Student attend an actual UC Berkeley Summer Sessions class, receive support from our Education Unlimited program staff, tutoring as necessary, and have fun learning with other high schools students from around the United States and from other countries. Summer Focus pre-college summer study camp allows entering junior and senior high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while being introduced to college life, and have a great time on a variety of recreational excursions while meeting new people from diverse backgrounds.

Summer Focus students take UC Berkeley course for 3-8 units of transferable college credit, and can also choose Summer Focus enrichment courses taught by Education Unlimited's expert staff. Our Summer Focus enrichment courses are afternoon classes designed to offer additional educational opportunities such as Kaplan SAT Test Prep or College-Level Writing, as well as fun learning adventures such as Surfing, Literary Tour of the Bay Area, or Creative Writing and Illustration. Enrichment courses are designed to compliment the student's overall Summer Focus at UC Berkeley experience and offer a much more memorable experience than regular summer school classes.


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