Cannon School offering college prep camps

  • Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:01 a.m.

CONCORD — Camp Cannon will offer high school students summertime opportunities to prepare for fall achievement and aptitude tests used in the college admission process or to get a head start on college applications.

Rising juniors and seniors planning to take the SAT in the fall can choose between two week-long, full-day workshops offered at Camp Cannon, on Cannon School’s Concord campus: The Princeton Review SAT Prep course the week of June 24 or the Hitchhiker’s Guide to College Prep the week of July 15.

Dr. Ari Mukherjee, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaches the Hitchhiker’s Guide to College SAT course.

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide workshop was a huge benefit to me,” said Timothy Hennigan, a Cannon School graduating senior. “Dr. Ari made math, what used to be an impossible subject for me, my highest scoring subject.”

The Princeton Review course is taught by trained instructors from Cannon School, a 900-student independent college-preparatory school.

Camp Cannon’s half-day College Essay Boot Camp, to be offered the weeks of June 10 and July 17, gives rising seniors a jump start on the writing process as they review actual essay prompts and draft essays for college applications. Guest speakers from area colleges will share with campers what schools are looking for when reviewing essays.

“Before the camp I was really stressed about getting my essays done for my college applications, but the camp helped a lot,” said Emily Beckman, a Cannon School graduate from Cornelius. “I completed an essay that I was able to use for the majority of my applications. It was a huge stress reliever.”

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Camp Cannon runs for seven weeks on Cannon School’s Concord campus June 10 through Aug. 2, with the exception of the week of July 1. It offers children ages 3 to 17 opportunities to connect with their peers during a variety of summer camp sessions focused on the arts, science, college prep and sports.

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