6/28    Hinds Community College
7/27    Early College High School
8/3    Hampton Academy
8/17    Gannon University

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Learning-to-Learn Camps: Their History and Development (from the International Journal of Process Education)

How is the camp structured?

A Learning to Learn camp can accommodate up to 100 (or more) students. The facilitation team for a camp consists of a lead facilitator from Pacific Crest and two or three co-facilitators from the host institution who will be trained to lead future camps. In addition, there are a group of coaches who are responsible for 12-20 students who comprise a “learning community” within the structure of the entire camp community. Each coach has 3 to 5 assistant coaches who are responsible for a “team” of 4 or 5 students. This large staff, with a ratio of three students to one coach is highly desirable in order to maximize the camp experience. Coaches are mostly from the host institution but Pacific Crest can assist with recruiting coaches from other institutions as needed.

Learning to Learn Camps are typically 5 days long and run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for non-residential students (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for residential students). Past camps have usually been scheduled during the summer months; a popular period is the time just prior to the start of school.

Pacific Crest provides:

  •  Complete facilitation of the camp

  •  Complete curriculum for the camp

  •  Performance assessments for the coaches/mentors

  •  Assistance with the development of future camp facilitators

  • Opportunities to co-facilitate activities with performance feedback and assessment

  •  Recruiting 4 to 8 coaches, if the host school needs help

The Host School is responsible for:

  • Arrangement of facilities (a meeting room, computer labs with available printers, an auditorium for Friday’s activities & classrooms)

  • Recruitment and related marketing of students for the camp

  • Registration and decisions about college credit earned

  • Food for students, facilitators, and mentors/coaches including an awards banquet

  • Certificates, prizes, and awards to be presented to students at the awards banquet

  • Housing for all students and facilitators (if necessary)

  • Generation of scholarship funds for those in need of fi nancial assistance

  • Video capturing of camp activities, especially on Friday

  • A team of 10 to 15 visitors/evaluators for Friday to observe camp outcomes