About the Camp

Set against the backdrop of the astoundingly beautiful and culturally distinctive island of Hawai'i, Nalukai Academy's Summer Program for College Applicants provides guidance, inspiration, and opportunities for self-reflection and daily writing practice. As part of a motivated and inquisitive cohort of young scholars, participants will steep themselves in the Hawaiian tradition of compelling storytelling, and along the way meet with prominent college counselors and an admission dean from a leading university.

Utilizing group activities and adventures that promote wonder, engagement, self-reflection, and fun, students will have the chance to compose, edit, revise, share, and finalize application essays in an exciting and inspirational setting. In addition, students will have ongoing meetings with experienced college counselors to compose a personalized and well-balanced list of schools to which to apply, to review ongoing essay drafts, to discuss college interviews, and to devise strategies to convey interest to the colleges to which she or he is applying.

The program is designed to clarify the college application process broadly and how to thrive and grow within it. We aim to help students build confidence in themselves that will serve them in the college application process and beyond.