The last camp before reaching the peak of Mount Everest is Camp 4. Climbers spend the night there, preparing for the final trek, dreaming (if they can sleep) of the summit. It is the closest to space a human can get and follows weeks of climbing and acclimating to the challenge of limited oxygen. Metaphorically, Camp 4 at Kenyon is the place to prepare for life beyond high school, learning skills at a higher level, getting acclimated to the college experience, gathering the resources to meet your highest expectations for yourself.
Camp 4 Scholars at Kenyon launched Summer 2014. This intensive academic enrichment program offers high school students three weeks to work with superb professors, strengthen critical thinking and writing skills across disciplines, and experience college life first-hand. Formerly aimed at providing Ohio students supplemental academic practice, Camp 4 is now open to students nationwide.
Camp 4 Scholars is open to both rising seniors and juniors. The program emphasizes critical thinking and uses the disciplines of Neuroscience, History, Writing and the Visual Arts to challenge students. Students are also introduced to the culture of a college campus and to dormitory life. All students receive individual counseling on college admission.
The total cost of Camp 4 Scholars, including tuition, accommodations, all meals, and activities, is $3,500. Kenyon is committed to socioeconomic diversity, and some financial aid is available for students who demonstrate financial need as part of their application.