New Trends for Summer Vacations: Teens Seek College-Like Experiences
By SMW Staff
As a single mom, you work double-time to motivate your kids about college preparation and you cannot afford to take a hiatus during the summer months. Gone are the long lazy days of summer with moms looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, and teens looking for ways to increase their independence with college-like experiences. And summer programs like Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs (JKCP) are catering to the need.
JKCP meets the needs of moms and teens alike with customized programs that inspire self-discovery, instill leadership, encourage creativity and provide an exciting environment for learning. Their variety of courses and activities allows students to follow their passions or try something new in the areas that interest them most all while having fun.
After a successful tennis career, competing professionally on the international tennis tour including Wimbledon and the Italian and French Opens, tennis mogul Julian Krinsky founded JKCP to help kids and teens refine tennis skills while enjoying an amazing summer experience. 35 years later, JKCP is a world leader in summer programs offering over 20 specialized experiences from sports and arts camps for middle school students to pre-college academic programs and summer internships for high school students. Teens travel from all over the country (and world) to attend JKCP, with students from over 35 states and 40 countries in 2011.
“Teens love choice,” explains Krinsky. “JKCP provides just that through rich educational experiences, world-class programs, inspiring teachers, networking opportunities and amazing summer experiences.”
Whether students are looking to fine tune their skills, try new things, or meet friends from around the world, JKCP has the program to meet their interests and needs. Programs include, sports, fitness, art, architecture, science, technology, classical music, digital media, production, business, leadership, internships, pre-college and SAT prep, cooking, fashion design, dance, yoga, photography, Spanish, and much more.
“JKCP allows kids and parents to work together to design their perfect summer,” said Krinsky. “We help students discover their capabilities and help them create their best self. We focus on what students and parents need and create an environment of balance and happiness between the two.”
Because programs are held at prestigious private colleges in Philadelphia such as Villanova, UPenn, Haverford and the Curtis Institute of Music, students also get a sample of the college life experience – in the dorm, in the dining hall, on campus, and meeting new friends from around the world. Tuition includes housing, meals, weekday trips, and activities.
JKCP is right in the heart of the east coast making seeing famous places and attractions an easy weekend trip. Every Saturday JKCP offers a getaway to places like New York City, Washington, D.C., the New Jersey shore and more. Fun activities around campus and around town are also a part of the experience in evenings and on weekends.
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