Thinking about college? Now is the time to start preparing! In our University Prep Program, you’ll receive the guidance and advice you need to feel more confident and prepared for your academic future. We’ll de-mystify the college application process, share financial aid and scholarship resources, and help you find schools that fit your academic goals and extra-curricular interests. You’ll attend workshops and seminars on topics such as Personal Statement & Essay Writing, Study Skills, Independent Living, Conflict Resolution and more! Not only will this program help you prepare to apply to the schools of your choice, but it will open your eyes to the exciting and fun experiences that college can offer. You’ll stay in a residence hall on the beautiful University of Georgia campus, eat in the dining commons, swim at Legion Pool, and explore campus and downtown Athens. This program is the perfect starting point for your college career!
Ages: 16-17, or students who will be high school juniors or seniors in Fall 2018
Not quite ready for University Prep? Students age 13-15 can explore a variety of college options in our College Preview camp.
Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018
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Overnight Option Only
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Activities take place all over the UGA campus and Athens. During the program, students will travel around by foot, bus and university vehicle. We will have social activities and fun field trips planned for the students during the week. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Overnight Camp - $980
Students must be seriously interested in pursuing college academics. University Prep students must demonstrate maturity and responsibility, as they will have several hours of free time during the day when they are allowed to explore campus unaccompanied by staff members.
Nathan Lawrence has spent most of his adult life in Athens. He graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's degree from UGA, and after a two year diaspora, returned to the Classic City. Currently, he teaches high school English at Commerce High School in Commerce, Georgia. He lives in Athens with his beautiful wife, and is the proud father of one very angry cat. When he's not teaching (or summer-camping), Nathan works as an instructor with the University of Georgia Redcoat Band, an organization he belonged to in college. This is Nathan’s second year as a Summer Academy instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.