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 (formerly known as SKAP, the Summer Kenyon Academic Partnership) has been helping students to reach their full scholastic potential since 1987. This intensive academic enrichment program offers high school students a three-week opportunity to work with superb college professors and to 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 uses the disciplines of Neuroscience, History, English Composition and the Visual Arts to develop critical thinking, reading, writing, and oral presentation skills. Students are introduced to college-campus culture and to life in the dormitory. During the program, students also attend workshops and receive individual counseling on the college admissions process.
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.