Summer Immersion

Chart your course.

Our week-long residential camp at Lake Tahoe provides students with the tools necessary to gain admission to their right-fit college, and it builds the habits necessary to reach our students' lofty life and career goals.

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Summer Immersion Basics

Overview

Our expert instructors spend a week preparing students for their standardized tests, helping them draft and perfect their college essays, and improving their understanding of advanced academic subjects.

But it’s not just school work. We also aim to inspire and light a fire under the students. The incredible guest speakers bring diverse perspectives on success, education, and blazing your own path in life. The experiences, lessons, and perspectives presented are invaluable to students who are about to begin their journey as adults.

And don’t worry – we have some fun too. We go to the beach at spectacular Lake Tahoe, host scavenger hunts, hold morning yoga classes, and hike the stunning Tahoe basin.

Many of our students finish the week having essentially completed their college applications. Some discover a passion they never knew they had. All make new friends and are better prepared for the upcoming school year.

Cost

$2,495

includes lodging and all meals

Location

Lake Tahoe

@ Sierra Nevada College

Session #1

Jul 20 – Jul 24

2020

Session #2

Jul 27 – Jul 31

2020

Common Questions

What’s a typical day like at Summer Immersion?

7:00 AM‍: Wake Up Call / Optional Morning Workout

8:00 AM‍: Breakfast / Student Check-in with Team Leaders

‍‍9:00 AM: Morning Academic Session. This could be any of the following:


  • ACT/SAT Prep Classes
  • College Interview Practice
  • College Search Guidance
  • Personal Statement/College Essay Workshops

11:00 AM: Morning Break & Snack

11:15 AM: Guest Speaker

12:30 PM‍: Lunch

1:30 PM: Lake Tahoe – Free Time

3:00 PM: Back on Campus: Meet with mentor groups (coffee and tea available)

3:30 PM: Afternoon Academic Session. This could include any of the following:


  • ACT/SAT Prep Classes
  • College Interview Practice
  • College Search Guidance
  • Personal Statement/College Essay Workshops

5:30 PM‍: Dinner Served

6:45 PM: Guest Speaker/College Application Essay Work

8:00 PM: College Prep Bootcamp with CEO/Founder Billy Downing

10:00 PM: Wrap up academic sessions

What should my child pack?

Here is a list of recommended things to bring to camp

  • Comfortable clothes for both cool and hot weather. Lake Tahoe temperatures fluctuate significantly between mornings and evenings and the hottest times of the day.
  • Athletic shoes for hiking and our optional workouts each morning. Comfortable shoes/sandals that can be worn for long periods of time during the day.
  • Personal Toiletries.
  • Any additional bedding you would like.
  • Bathing suit/beach towel for our lake trips.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Laptop (required).
  • Calculator.
  • If you have any of the following: personal statement drafts, letters of recommendation, resume, list of achievements, test scores (PSAT, ACT, SAT, AP Subject Test Scores).

Is transportation to and from camp provided?

Yes.

If you travel via plane: We pick up from the Reno airport on Monday between 11am – 1pm and we drop off the students on Friday at 1pm.

If you travel via car: Each student is required to be at SNC on Monday no later than 3pm and to be picked up on Friday at Noon.

What are the accommodations like?

Our summer immersion program is held at scenic Sierra Nevada College on Lake Tahoe. Students stay two-or-three to a room in the school's comfortable and spacious dormitory, with a private bathroom in each room. Sheets, pillows, a light blanket, and towels are provided, but you are welcome to bring any additional bedding if you would like.

The Sierra Nevada College dining hall provides 3 delicious meals a day, and we provide additional snacks, late-night pizza, and ice cream. To be sure, no one goes hungry! All special dietary requirements are easily accommodated by Sierra Nevada College’s chefs.

"I came in with a rough draft of my personal statement, and now I'm leaving with first drafts of all my supplements and a finished personal statement."

That's efficiency.
That's ESM.

2019 - 2020
SAT Dates

Upcoming SAT® dates are listed below. To register, visit College Board or call 866-756-7346. Students with learning differences should call 609-771-7137 for testing accommodations and requirements.

Registration

Test Day

Scores Release

Jul

31

2020

Aug

29

2020

AAA

00

2020

Sep

4

2020

Oct

3

2020

AAA

00

2020

Oct

9

2020

Nov

7

2020*

AAA

00

2020

Nov

6

2020

Dec

5

2020

AAA

00

2020

*Date not available for International testing, only for US-based tests