Summer 2019
June 26 - July 31
        

  
About

FAQ

Because Wolfeboro is a unique program, parents, students and educators of course have questions.  Some of the most frequently asked questions and answers are provided here. 

Call us at (603) 569-3451 to discuss your child and to explore any of these topics in greater detail.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the essence of Wolfeboro?

    The Wolfeboro Experience is truly a singular summer school program.  Outcome driven, intentional and designed to ensure academic progress - little is left to chance.

    First and foremost, we are an academic program situated in an exceptional, lakeside, camp setting. Inspirational teachers, structure, compassion and daily oversight make it happen every day.

    The result is a program that fosters academic confidence, attention to detail, efficiency as well as a focus on friendships and healthy recreation.  Our approach generates success, progress, structure,fun and civility. 

    Students often say, "Why can't school be like this all the time?"
  • What can can be accomplished in five weeks?

    Five weeks provides ample time to establish new or more effective academic habits. Driven by individual goals, our inspirational teachers, structure, compassion and follow through make it happen every day. Classes and extra-help sessions meet six days per week.

    While the progress will of course vary from student to student, a stronger student is ensured. Wolfeboro students carry momentum into the next school year. Wolfeboro es an "academic catapult" into the fall term!


  • What are Wolfeboro's educational objectives?

    Simply put, Wolfeboro produces an improved student. The same child may return after five weeks but at the end, we will not send home the same student!

    Individual Goals are established for each student with input from parents and, upon request, schools and consultants.

    Primary Objectives:

    One: to strengthen the academic confidence needed to perform at a higher level. Expectations are adjusted so that each student will encounter success given reasonable effort. Challenges are individualized to ensure that successes are earned and not given. 

    Two: to further develop the study habits and skills necessary for further success. Learning how to study and function more efficiently in a given subject area goes hand in hand with mastery of course content. The former facilitates the latter.

    Three: to improve specific academic skills such as written expression, reading comprehension and mathematics. Wolfeboro is about looking forward and creating academic momentum for the next school year.
  • How do you develop an individualized academic program for each student?

    Individual Goals and Courses are developed with input from parents, and with permission, educational consultants and school personnel. Primary Goals are agreed upon and a three-course program is designed to meet these goals. The program is then reviewed and confirmed with all involved.

    Course placement is based first on the student's skill level - not age and grade. Further, additional individualization occurs within the class itself; the ideal class size of 4-6 allows a capable teacher to devote individual attention to the goals of each student.

    For students taking a course for credit purposes, course content is approved and confirmed in advance with the student's other school.
  • Wolfeboro policy allows only minimal use of cell phones and tablets.  Does this really work?


    Yes it indeed does work!  We believe that most screen time limits academic and social progress.
    Although students learn to overcome these obstacles, progress in the short term is simply better without these distractions. Unfettered access to cell phones compromises results. 

    Furthermore:
    • Student anxiety about this is 100% anticipation. It takes about five minutes for most every student to start enjoying a vibrant and robust social life on campus.
    • School telephones provide almost daily opportunities for students to call home.
    • Parents can send emails, printed and delivered to their son or daughter on the same day.
    • Academic progress is accelerated by a pencil and paper approach for most every student...with markedly few exceptions. This includes progress in academic writing.
    • Planning and executive functioning benefit from the methodical, deliberate and careful process of paper and pencil. Keyboards and screens easily foster impulsive habits for many adolescents.
  • The school is structured - do students enjoy the structure and schedule?

    Naturally, first time students arrive with some apprehension -  they want immediate friends and then immediate evidence that we do what we say we do.  Equally predictable is how quickly any anxiety becomes enthusiasm.  

    There are three reasons:

    1) Students discover that the people are caring, competent, happy and encouraging. Students quickly confirm that our teachers are indeed very good and that every day is as fun as it is meaningful and reassuring. 

    2) Students are immersed in the camaraderie of a common adventure. Good friends are central to the experience!

    3) Students realize that Wolfeboro will produce results. They sense and see the quality and, in turn, elevate their own commitment.

    At the same time, Wolfeboro feels like summer and looks like summer in every way!

Wolfeboro Camp School

PO Box 390
93 Camp School Road
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-3451