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.
facilitation of the camp
curriculum for the camp
assessments for the coaches/mentors
with the development of future camp facilitators
Opportunities to co-facilitate activities with performance
feedback and assessment
4 to 8 coaches, if the host school needs help
The Host School is responsible for:
of facilities (a meeting room, computer labs with available
printers, an auditorium for Friday’s activities &
Recruitment and related marketing of students for the camp
and decisions about college credit earned
Food for students, facilitators, and mentors/coaches
including an awards banquet
prizes, and awards to be presented to students at the awards
Housing for all students and facilitators (if necessary)
Generation of scholarship funds for those in need of fi
Video capturing of camp activities, especially on Friday
A team of 10 to 15 visitors/evaluators for Friday to observe