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Category: Summer Testimonials

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 ...

Posted June 27, 2014, 10 a.m. by Alexander Muss High School in Israel | View Comments
Semester Abroad in Israel

Alexander Muss High School in Israel is a semester school program for high school students. We featured them in our Spring edition of the Life with Teens Magazine, and interviewed a past student, Abigail Salesky. She shared her experience with us! Why did you choose to go on a semester program? While I love my family dearly, I’ve always been a really independent person. I love putting myself in positions where I don’t know anyone as I think that those are the times when you are able to learn the most about yourself—starting with a truly blank slate. I had ...

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