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No Day at the Beach? Education Unlimited Summer Program for Teens Teaches SAT Prep in Style

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Source: Business Wire

No Day at the Beach? Education Unlimited Summer Program for Teens Teaches SAT Prep in Style

BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The college admission summer camp was once painted as the “anti-camp” experience- no hiking, no swimming, no campfires, and no carefree days of childhood.

No more.

Education Unlimited, one of the nation’s leading academic summer camp providers, ushered in the next frontier in college admissions preparation and summer camp fun for teens- CAPC Resort. For 14 days, students reside at Club Med Sand Piper Resort on the east coast of Florida, while completing an exclusive college admissions curriculum that includes SAT Prep, Personal Statement Writing, and College Counseling.

“We wanted to provide a program that combined adventure sports, such as flying trapeze and wakeboarding, and traditional summer activities, like beach volleyball, sailing, swimming and tennis, with the very best college admissions preparation,” remarked Matthew Fraser, Education Unlimited’s Executive Director. “Now students can have the time of their lives in the summer sun and gear up for one of the most daunting and important tasks confronting them- the college applications process.”

In addition to access to Club Med pools, beaches and sporting facilities, students receive 40 hours of SAT training, one-on-one access to outstanding college admission counselors, and personalized guidance writing their application essay. Instructors and administrators live with the students at Club Med and carefully supervise their daily and evening activities.

Can CAPC Resort measure up to the timeworn traditions of summer camp?

Given the enthusiastic student evaluations of the established CAPC programs, held on prestigious college campuses since 1993, Education Unlimited thinks it will. "The recreational activities were amazing! I found so many colleges that I think I will be very happy at. My SAT scores went up, and I am confident I will get into a good college of my choice,” exclaimed Katherine Chiu, a former participant in the CAPC Intensive program.

Significant discounts are available for students who apply before April 15th.

For more information, visit or call 510-548-6612.

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Girls explore science at Sally Ride camp

Monday, July 17th, 2006

KPBS News Girls explore science at Sally Ride camp Ana Tintocalis

KPBS SAN DIEGO (2006-07-17) The Space Shuttle Discovery returned to Earth today - about the same time a group of young girls began their first day at the Sally Ride Science Camp at the University of San Diego. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

A group of young girls are huddled over nuts and bolts, pieces of metal, and small wheels. Their mission is to build a tiny remote-controlled robot - and its just one of many hands-on projects they and 30 other girls will tackle this summer at the Sally Ride Science Camp.

The week-long program targets middle school girls who want to deepen their interest in science. Thirteen-year-old Alisa Beyorkman likes camp because she meets other girls who also think science is cool.

Beyorkman: "I totally think girls can get involved in science because its so much more fun to build and create and learn about your environment than just focus on fashion shoes and stuff like that."

Astronomy, robotics and marine biology are the camp's three focus areas. Camp instructors are all female and serve as role models while the girls learn and live on campus. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

© Copyright 2006, KPBS

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Campus tidbits: top majors, summer camp, women only, politics and primal screams. Not all the same story.

Monday, August 22nd, 2005
Source: Newsweek

Camp Campus You don't trust your high school's guidance counselor to make the grade? Don't despair. Worried college applicants can seek extra assistance at various privately run camps and on-campus summer programs designed to help students boost SAT scores, compose effective college-admission essays and figure out which colleges might be most suitable....Education Unlimited (, the oldest and largest outfit in the business, offers 10-day sessions for 11th and 12th graders at a price of roughly $2,400. The company's CEO, Matt Fraser, argues that EU's aim is to provide private-school service for a fraction of private-school tuition. And a taste of dorm life and dining-hall food — campsites for 2005 included Tufts, Stanford, UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Steering Girls into Science

Saturday, May 7th, 2005
Source: Time Magazine

Attitude makes a big difference. Research by Stanford University's dean of education, Deborah Stipek, and others indicates that by age 12 children have formed hard and fast beliefs about the subjects at which they excel and those in which they fail. Perhaps that's why last year only half as many girls as boys chose to take advance-placement tests in physics. To even out those numbers, former astronaut Sally Ride launched a science camp two summers ago that so far has kindled the interests of nearly 800 middle school girls.

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The Sky's No Limit

Saturday, March 5th, 2005
Source: The Los Angeles Times

...summer programs in science and math are surging as college admissions have become more competitive and public schools have cut programs for gifted kids.

"The Sally Ride Science Camp for middle school girls is expanding after two years of capacity enrollment on the Stanford University campus.

"The strategy at $1,250-to-$1,695-a-week Sally Ride Camp — founded by the former astrnaut, whose private company now specializes in science education programming, is to reach out to girls in sixth through ninth grade, when their natural interest in science is often superseded by peer pressure.

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For Girls Only!

Saturday, February 26th, 2005
Source: Marin Independent Journal

"At the Sally Ride Science Camps at Stanford and UC Berkeley, girls can choose week-long courses in robotics, astronomy or marine biology.

"It's an opportunity to learn 'that science can be for girls,' says Jenny Herbert, Curriculum Director for Education Unlimited, organizers behind the Sally Ride Science Camps. A 'math-and-science gap' observed in girls heading into middle and high schools has narrowed, Herbert says, but 'girls still have a lot of misconceptions.' (sic)

"'We really want to give girls a space to encourage an interest in science,' Herbert says

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Programs Help Girls Pursue Science, Math

Thursday, February 24th, 2005
Source: Sacramento Bee

"Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers sparked an outcry last month when he suggested innate differences between men and women might partly explain why fewer women pursue science and math careers. Despite several attempts by Summers to clarify his statements, the furor hasn't died down.

"Many educational organizations and other groups offer programs for youth interested in science and math.

"...upcoming events aimed specifically at encouraging the interests of girls [include] Sally Ride Science Camps [which provides a] hands-on camps in the summer for girls entering grades six through nine. Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, are two of the sites this summer."

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