WEEHAWKEN X COMMAND EDUCATION
Our College Application Booster® is a virtual camp for rising seniors in the Class of 2022, and will take place August 9-27, 2021 for rising seniors at Weehawken High School.
Before the Camp:
To make the most of their time at the camp, students should come prepared with ideas for potential personal statement essay topics. We also highly recommend that students read “On Writing the College Application Essay” by Harry Bauld, a concise and helpful guide to approaching the personal statement.
Students will have the option of a 2-day weekly camp with 3 scheduled, 30-minute private meetings a day with mentors in the morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon, OR a 3-day weekly camp with 2 scheduled, 30-minute private meetings a day in the morning and afternoon. During these sessions, mentors and students will review their progress, work on brainstorming and essay drafting, and discuss each component of the Common Application. Together, they will work towards the camp’s goal of completing the personal statement and Common App activities list by the end of the three weeks.
Who am I going to be working with during the Digital Application Booster Camp?
Students at the camp will be meeting one-on-one with mentors on the Command Education team, all of whom are graduates from Ivy League schools and top universities.
When are the specific times that I will be meeting with my counselor?
We will providing specific meeting times to all participants by July 15th, but students should expect to block off their mornings and afternoons for the Camp.
Can I request a specific mentor on the Command Education team?
Due to scheduling, you will not be able to request a specific mentor, however, rest assured that all mentors on the team are trained experts at guiding students through the essay-writing process.
Can I choose specific times to meet with my mentor?
No. All student and mentor 1:1 meetings will be preset before the camp, and we will be providing participants with specifics on these meeting times by July 15.
What happens if I miss a session?
Missed sessions cannot be re-booked due to possible scheduling conflicts. If you let us know that you can’t attend a session with at least a week’s notice, we will try our best to accommodate rebooking requests.
I’m really struggling to come up with good essay ideas. What if I can’t think of any good ideas before the camp?
Don’t worry — our mentors are experts in helping students brainstorm and develop strong essay ideas. We encourage you to come to the Camp with any ideas you may have, even if you feel that they are not the strongest.
What happens if I finish my Common Application personal statement and activities list before the end of the Camp?
We don’t expect students to complete the personal statement and activities list early, and encourage you to take time to brainstorm, draft, and redraft your essay until it’s as strong as possible! However, if you do finish the Common Application components early, we can begin brainstorming for supplemental essay questions.
How will I be meeting with my mentor?
All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. We will send the specific details of the camp to each participant by July 15.