Rather than the expensive electronic gadgets that have no enrichment value, families are looking at gifts that provide value and growth opportunities for their kids and grandkids.
Summer academic programs for students in middle school and high school are the hot new gift idea for many parents and grandparents this holiday season, according the head of a leading teen summer enrichment camp.
Families are seeing that the gift of personal growth through enrichment is one of the most valuable presents a young person can receive. Consequently, parents have been enrolling their sons and daughters in SuperCamp at a record pace this holiday season. SuperCamp is a learning and life skills academic summer camp
that provides students with growth opportunities academically and in such areas as communication, interpersonal relationships, motivation, leadership, confidence and self esteem.
"What parents and grandparents are doing this year is they're spending their holiday dollars wisely," said SuperCamp President Bobbi DePorter. "They're taking some money that may normally go to the latest video game or cell phone and investing in their kids' futures by locking up a spot in SuperCamp for next summer."
SuperCamp has proven its worth to parents for over 30 years. Major research studies with over 6,000 grads report significant gains in grades, confidence, motivation, participation and self esteem following attendance in the summer program.
Parents echo these results. Karen Shoemaker, a school counselor, says, "I am a huge fan of SuperCamp. My son Mark went for 4 years. It had a huge impact on his life. SuperCamp helped him understand himself as a learner. It also helped him see himself as successful and a leader."
Each student gets something different from the SuperCamp experience, which is why it appeals to the full range of students from 6th grade through college. SuperCamp offers specific programs for students entering grades 6-8
, those entering grades 9-12
and those entering or already in college
In 2011, SuperCamp will be held at eight schools across the U.S., including Stanford, UCLA, Brown, Kent State, UC Berkeley, Wake Forest and University of South Florida. Special savings are available to families that enroll during the holiday season. More information is available at www.SuperCamp.com and by calling 800-285-3276.