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College Essay Camp
Open only to rising high school seniors

Session 1 (in person): 
June 24-28, 202
4; 9:30AM-12:30PM
Location: Cubberley Community Center, Room D7
4000 Middlefield Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Session 1 cost: $575


Session 2 (now also in person!): 
August 5-9, 2024; 9:30AM-12:30PM
Location: Cubberley Community Center, Room D7

4000 Middlefield Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Session 2 cost: $575

Be the envy of all your friends: begin your senior year with finished college essays! 

Our one-week College Essay Camp can ease fears, break writing blocks, and help you find original and authentic topics for your college essays. In a fun and collaborative atmosphere: 

 

  • Learn what the admissions officers really want.

  • Study successful examples.

  • Generate original ideas.

  • Draft and revise essays.

  • Receive feedback from your peers.

  • Receive skillful feedback from your instructor.

 

Leave the class more confident and inspired about your essays - and with some writing strategies you can use for the rest of your life.

The class will be capped at 12 students - enough that we will have a wealth of ideas and perspectives - but small enough to ensure personalized attention from the instructor every day. If you have been asking yourself how to answer UC prompts, how to write the common app essay, or how to write a scholarship essay, then this class is for you!

Meet Your Instructor

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Justin Brown has taught high school English for more than eighteen years. He currently works at Henry M. Gunn, where he teaches Film Literature, Advanced English (grades 9 and 10), and Honors English (grades 11 and 12). Justin received a BA in Modern Literature from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Creating Writing from San Francisco State University. He has tutored many students in creative writing and the art of the college essay. In his spare time, Justin enjoys acting and has performed on stage in two Palo Alto Players productions: Death of a Salesman and The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Register Today!

Limited Spaces Available
 

Registration

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Session 1: 
June 24-28, 2024; 9:30AM-12:30PM
Location: Cubberley,
Palo Alto

Session 1 cost: $575

Session 2

August 5-9, 2024; 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Cubberley, Palo Alto

Session 2 cost: $575

If you are not yet a senior and want support on academic writing, Creator School recommends Palo Alto Writing Academy.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

This camp helped me feel less overwhelmed about college applications, and I loved bouncing ideas off my peers. 

— Miranda

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