Big Island of Hawai'i

July 10-20, 2017

About the Camp

Set against the backdrop of the astoundingly beautiful and culturally distinctive island of Hawai'i, Nalukai Academy's Storycrafting Camp for College Applicants provides guidance, inspiration, and opportunities for self-reflection and daily writing practice. As part of a motivated and inquisitive cohort of 28 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, challenge, 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 compile a personalized and well-balanced list of colleges 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 they will apply.

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.

Click here to read a welcome letter from our Executive Director.