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The Wisconsin Foundation for
Independent Colleges, Incorporated

College Camp: Getting a Jump Start on College!


College Camp is for sophomore and junior students who want to get ahead of their peers in applying to college. Students spend one full week on the welcoming and secure campus of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. – situated on a dramatic bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Students get the feel of college life, have fun with peers, and walk away prepared to apply to college.


At College Camp, students leave with:

  • Top choices in universities or colleges identified
  • Admissions essay drafted
  • Admissions application completed
  • Scholarships identified and application drafted
  • Majors identified along with career exploration
  • Individualized ACT/SAT test preparation
  • College life skills – time, study and money management, diversity training, transition lessons from current college students
  • New friends!


About College Camp

The Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc. is an expert in pre-college programming. With more than 35 years of staff experience in helping students attend college, we will focus that expertise in a five-day experience called “College Camp: Getting a Jump Start on College!”


ACT and SAT test preparation will focus on what your student needs -- help in certain parts of the test, practice testing, test taking skills, or if your student is done with ACT/SAT test taking, an alternative activity will be offered.


Students will also join in social activities made available by our host campus, Carthage College.  At the heart of the campus is the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center.  It includes an indoor running track, swimming pool, indoor climbing wall, dance studio, racquetball courts, and fitness center.  Students may choose to walk, jog, skate, or bike along the nine-mile Pike Trail, which travels through campus and along the Lake Michigan Shore or catch a game of sand volleyball.


College Camp Director

Your Director for College Camp will be Nancy Harrison, with 15 years experience as a director of a federal pre-college program, a Masters degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin and, most importantly, a parent of a freshman in college. Nancy is now the state director of College Readiness 21, a year-round program preparing youth for college. “I am excited to bring my experience as an educator and parent to College Camp.  In today’s competitive environment, getting a jump start on the process is so important if students hope to get into their top school of choice,” says Harrison.


How to Register

Registration for College Camp is $995, which includes room, board, materials, instruction, recreation and fun! College Camp begins at check-in at 4 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2005, and ends with a report to parents over lunch at noon Friday, August 5, 2005.  


To register, click on the “register now” button below and print off the College Camp brochure and registration materials.  You may also register by phone at 414/273-5980, extension 12.


College Camp is a program of the Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc., celebrating 50 years as a partner to higher education and a member of the national Foundation for Independent Higher Education.



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