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.
Individualized essay coaching from our top counselors
Test prep sessions with industry experts
Hands-on guidance with college applications
Guest speakers who share a wealth of insights with students
Lodging and meals for five days and four nights at beautiful Lake Tahoe
Scenic hikes, lake swims, capture-the-flag battles, scavenger hunts, and other fun excursions mean we don't just work hard - we play hard
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.
includes lodging and all meals
@ Sierra Nevada College
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:
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:
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
Is transportation to and from camp provided?
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.
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.
*Date not available for International testing, only for US-based tests