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 isthe 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 will launch in 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 known as the Summer Kenyon Academic Program, founded in 1986 to give Ohio students supplemental academic practice, Camp 4 is now open to students nationwide. The program takes place on the Kenyon College campus, in Gambier, Ohio, cited by Forbes as one of the most beautiful campuses in the world (and often compared to Hogwarts).
Camp 4 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 introduced to the culture of a college campus and to dormitory life. Small class size is central to the Camp 4 mission, and the academic program’s focus on science and interdisciplinary studies are the hallmarks of a strong liberal arts education. All students receive individual counseling on college admission.
If you are a rising junior or senior interested in rigorous academic preparation for college, then Camp 4 is for you. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Additional information (printable) is available here.
Application material for the program is available here.
Scholarship information is available here.
If you are attending, you will also need to send us a medical history .