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  • Type:
    Day camp, Overnight camp, Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    Academic/Tutoring (multi)
  • Cost:
    $5,298 to $6,098 USD/session
  • Ages:
    14 to 18
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
  • Programs:
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  • Summary

    Summer Springboard answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Explore a major, discover a career path, and enjoy life on a college campus for two weeks. Meet peers with similar interests and get a taste of life on a top university campus in the United States--or abroad in Europe and Asia. Bring your knowledge in a chosen field to the next level with inspiring instructors. Weekend excursions and group activities round out the experience.

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "Summer Springboard is a camp for teens who are passionate about a subject and want to advance their studies, knowledge and experience during the summer, while meeting new kids and networking with experts in their field. Most campuses are in urban areas, and do not offer a traditional cabins-on-a-lake experience; however, there is plenty of camp fun to be had during structured evening activities, weekend excursions and downtime.

    "

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Our RAs (Resident Assistants) are typically college students; they are CPR/First Aid certified and have experience working with teenagers--they come from all walks of life, from all around the USA. Our instructors are -- past lecturers have included ER doctors, a retired Chief of Police, Ivy League professors, researchers, Ph.D students, and the like. "

    What do families need to know about registration?

    This information is not available.

  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Summer Springboard currently has 15 programs available; 1 TBD.

    Filter Activities


    Name
    Age
    Type (Gender)
    specialty
    Shortlist
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Education (multi), Entrepreneurship
    $5,498 to $6,098
    Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Medical Science, Instructor lead (group)
    $5,498 to $6,098
    Instructor lead (group)|Medical Science
    Storytelling|Photography|Instructor lead (group)|Creative writing|Entrepreneurship|Essay Writing|Financial Literacy|Nature/Environment|Archaeology/Paleontology|Health Science|Medical Science|STEM|Hiking|Canoeing|Swimming
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Instructor lead (group), Engineering
    $5,498 to $6,148
    3D Design|Instructor lead (group)|Engineering
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Instructor lead (group), Medical Science
    $5,498 to $5,898
    Instructor lead (group)|Leadership Training|Medical Science
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Instructor lead (group), Debate
    $6,098
    Instructor lead (group)|Social Justice|Public Speaking
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Architecture, Instructor lead (group)
    $5,598 to $5,898
    Instructor lead (group)|Architecture
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Instructor lead (group), Financial Literacy
    $5,898 to $6,098
    Instructor lead (group)|Entrepreneurship|Financial Literacy|Math
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Medical Science, First-aid/lifesaving
    $5,748 to $6,148
    Instructor lead (group)|Health Science|Medical Science|First-aid/lifesaving
    Instructor lead (group)|Leadership Training
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Instructor lead (group), Entrepreneurship
    $5,498 to $5,999
    Instructor lead (group)
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Education (multi), Computer (multi)
    $5,298
    Fashion Design|Podcasting|Storytelling|Filmmaking|Photography|Videography|3D Design|Technology|Virtual Reality|Instructor lead (group)|Creative writing|Debate|Entrepreneurship|Journalism|Nature/Environment|Archaeology/Paleontology|Engineering|Health Science|Medical Science|STEAM|STEM|Writing|Hiking|Canoeing|Swimming
    Fashion Design|Set and Costume Design|Financial Literacy|Nature/Environment|Archaeology/Paleontology|Medical Science|STEM|Hiking|Canoeing|Swimming
    Instructor lead (group)|Health Science
    Travel|Financial Literacy|Nature/Environment|Archaeology/Paleontology|Medical Science|STEM|Hiking|Canoeing|Swimming
    Ages: 14 - 18
    Overnight Camp
    (Coed)
    Science (multi), Instructor lead (group)
    $6,098
    Instructor lead (group)|Medical Science|Skilled Trades Activities



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Summer Springboard

    our take

    Summer Springboard is an academic and career exploration program designed for ambitious students eager to advance their knowledge in a specific field while enjoying the energy of college life. What makes Summer Springboard unique is its immersive college atmosphere complemented by structured activities, weekend excursions, its balance of academic learning and hands-on experience, and the opportunities for professional networking. Eva Strausberg, the Director of Programs with extensive background in cross-cultural education, values the balance of academic rigor with the practical insights into various professions. Guest speakers from top-tier organizations and interactive sessions provide students with a realistic glimpse into their potential future careers. Students not only prepare for their academic future but also gain self-awareness and confidence, building the foundation for success in college and their chosen career paths. Alumni praise the comprehensive nature of the program, highlighting the enriching campus life and educational trips. Participants find the skills they acquire extend beyond the classroom, enhancing their creativity and problem-solving abilities in everyday life. The camp's ability to forge lasting friendships is also often highlighted, with many alumni crediting the camp as the best they've ever attended. Parents echo these sentiments, emphasizing significant academic and social benefits. They observe a remarkable growth in their children, who return with increased self-assuredness and fond memories of their time at Summer Springboard, often describing it as an experience that resonates long after the summer ends.


    More reviews of Summer Springboard

    A. Jones, Alum

    Lasting Impact on Everyday Life

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    Eden D. , Alum

    Best Camp

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    Felipe M. , Alum

    Fostering Independence

    Read review

    Emily M. , Alum

    Hands On & Impactful

    Read review

    Carrie D. , Parent

    Academics / Social Benefits

    Read review

    More reviews of Summer Springboard


    A. Jones, Alum

    Lasting Impact on Everyday Life

    Honestly, everything: the RAs, the trips, the teachers, the campus. It was all amazing to me. I was a part of the emergency medicine track, and I've found myself using the different skill I learned even in different subjects back at school this fall. I've used suture knots in my art and bio classes. I've gotten to help other people make basic decisions if something hurts based off what I learned. It was a really valuable experience. I also made a lot of amazing friends, and still talk to them to this day. ... Show More


    Eden D. , Alum

    Best Camp

    I think it was probably the best camp I've ever been to. I made so many lifelong friends and actually feel confident in the career I want to pursue.


    Felipe M. , Alum

    Fostering Independence

    I loved the structure of the program and how it allowed for so much freedom while being educational. This program really made me think about the future and where to go from this point. True You and the engineering course were very informative and educational; it gave me the knowledge I will keep until college and further on in life ... Show More


    Emily M. , Alum

    Hands On & Impactful

    The medicine course allowed me to pursue more knowledge about what I love and want to do for the rest of my life. Through the hands-on activities I could feel like a real doctor. I met amazing people here, those 12 days will be forever in my heart ... Show More


    Carrie D. , Parent

    Academics / Social Benefits

    My daughter attended last summer at UC Berkeley and her experience in the program was superb! It really impacted her on both personal and academic levels. From the people she met, to her class and instructor, to the excursions, to the True You curriculum, everything was top notch and we were just so pleased with the amazing experience she had. She tells everyone about her time at Summer Springboard, which tells us that it really was something that meant so much to her ... Show More


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    Address

    San Diego, United States
    10509 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, California(USA), 92108, United States
    International, International
    USA, France, Singapore, United Kingdom, International, International


    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Dorm or Building

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: Live in university dorms with modern facilities. While specifics will vary by campus location, most rooms are 2 - 4 capacity and include linens.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Summer Springboard technology free? Students are permitted to keep their phones or other devices with them as long as they are using them respectfully and are mindful about staying engaged in the program.


    Property Details

    More details about property: Depending on your campus, you may have access to a recreation center/gym, open space for sports or games, and/or other recreational areas.



  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Eva Strausberg, Director of Programs
    MA in Intercultural Relations

    Eva is a Southern California native but has spent many years living and working in Boston and Italy. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. After grad school, her time in Florence led to a career designing and directing academic and study abroad programs in both the U.S. and abroad. Her previous work at Harvard University, Sarah Lawrence, and various English for Speakers of Other Languages programs reflect her belief in the value of cross-cultural education, respecting diversity, and hands-on learning experiences. When not working, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family.



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Summer Springboard have good reviews?
    We've collected reviews from past attendees. Read 5 reviews of Summer Springboard here.

    What types of programs does Summer Springboard offer?
    Summer Springboard runs: overnight camps. Programming specializes in: Education (multi), Entrepreneurship, Medical Science, Instructor lead (group), Engineering, Debate, Architecture, Financial Literacy, First-aid/lifesaving , Computer (multi), Fashion Design, Health Science, Science (multi). Browse the program calendar for rates and dates.

    What age does Summer Springboard start?
    Summer Springboard has programs for children aged 14 to 18.

    How much does is cost to attend Summer Springboard?
    Fees to attend Summer Springboard range from $5,298 to $6,098 USD/session.

    Does Summer Springboard offer support for children with special needs?
    Summer Springboard does not offer support for children with special needs.

    Does Summer Springboard offer busing?
    No, Summer Springboard does not offer transportation.



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