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Category: Summer Testimonials

Posted Dec. 20, 2017, 6 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
The Oxbow School: Lauren Reynolds

Lauren Reynolds spent part of her summer at The Oxbow School arts program in Napa, Calif. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program or go to overnight camp? I am an artist and I wanted to attend a dynamic summer program that would really allow me to concentrate on my artistic interests and hone my craft. For most of my life, I went to a traditional summer camp. How did you decide which program was right for you? I chose The Oxbow School summer arts camp because of its incredible reputation as an dynamic arts program and ...

Posted Dec. 20, 2017, 6 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern: Ev Berger-Wolf

Ev Berger-Wolf has spent several summers at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program? I’ve been participating in Center for Talent Development programs at Northwestern University since I was young because my parents have needed a way to keep me intellectually engaged during the summer. I started with summer day camps, and slowly worked up to the three-week sleep-away camps. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found myself enjoying it more and more, being able to connect with peers and maintain those friendships year-round. How did you decide which program ...

Posted Dec. 20, 2017, 1 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Boston Conservatory's High School Intensives: Shelbie Rassler

Shelbie Rassler participated in Boston Conservatory’s High School Composition Intensive. What made your experience with HSCI so enjoyable? I very much enjoyed my HSCI experience. My work with the faculty at Boston Conservatory was instrumental in developing my compositional voice. In addition, I was able to study and share ideas with fellow high school students from around the world. What skills did HSCI help you build or strengthen? HSCI helped me strengthen my music composition, music theory, and ear-training skills. I was also challenged to write music faster than I ever had before, which is something I now find extremely ...

Posted Dec. 19, 2017, 10 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
YMCA Camp Lakewood: Clarence Baker

Clarence Baker spent several years at YMCA Camp Lakewood in the Ozarks and then trained to be a counselor. Why did you choose to go to an overnight camp? When I was 5, my parents wanted to find a safe area for me to be while they went to the gym. So they found out about the YMCA. Even though I was really nervous, the other kids welcomed me and included me. I continued to keep going with my parents because I liked how friendly everyone was to each other. How did you decide which summer camp was right for ...

Posted Dec. 19, 2017, 9 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Campus Oxford Summer Program: Dorothy Reinhard

Dorothy Reinhard participated in the Oxford Advanced Studies Program of Campus Oxford Summer Program. Why did you choose to participate in a summer program abroad? I was looking for a summer program that would be academic as well as fun and full of new experiences. After visiting England with my family over spring break, I fell in love with Oxford. When I began looking for an academic-based summer program, I remembered how much I enjoyed Oxford and began to look into summer programs there. How did you decide which summer program was right for you? I decided to travel abroad ...

Posted Dec. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m. by TeenLife | View Comments
Chaya Ellenbogen Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

Chaya Ellenbogen spent part of the summer with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Why did you choose to participate in a high school summer program? I think my Mom had suggested it as something I might be interested in and might find helpful. How did you decide which program or camp was right for you? I was looking for some new tools and experiences to help me in my life. The first retreat I went on, I was ready to run for the hills! But I started to get interested in that feeling, and it was the first time I had ...

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