Study Skills Camp


Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Study Skills Camps at NC State!

The following information is intended to provide a general overview of the summer Study Skills
program. For more information, please check out the information included in our Welcome Packet - including a FAQ page  - or contact the Psychoeducational Clinic and we will be happy to assist you further.

General Information

Study Skills is sponsored by the Psychoeducational Clinic at NCSU. The Clinic is affiliated with the APA approved School Psychology Training Program, housed within the Department of Psychology at NCSU. The Clinic serves both as a resource for the community by offering quality assessment and intervention services for learners of all ages and as a training facility for doctoral students in the School Psychology program.

During each Camp, Study Skills teachers will focus on multiple areas, including organization, reading comprehension, test-taking skills, and note-taking. Topics covered within the Organizational component include organization of notebooks and school materials (notes, hand-outs, tests, parent-teacher correspondence, etc.), and time management (breaking long-term assignments into smaller parts, scheduling time properly to study for tests, etc.). Topics covered within the Learning Strategies component include identifying evidence-based reading comprehension techniques; in addition, students will also learn how to identify key information from lectures and/or texts and translate that information into written notes. Topics covered within the Test-Taking component include how to prepare for tests, how to take tests, the disadvantages of procrastination, and a relaxation technique. The strategies taught are all considered "best practice" in the field. 

The Clinic currently runs Study Skills camps for two age groups: middle school students (rising 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th grade students) and high school students (rising 9 th and 10 th grade only). Students are grouped in classes by grade to the extent possible. The topics and skills covered in each group are very similar, but the curriculum has been adapted to be more developmentally appropriate for each age group. As an example, students in each group may cover similar concepts (e.g., how to take notes effectively), but the emphasis placed on that particular topic - and the types of activities included in the curriculum to teach and practice it- may be different. Students who once completed the middle school curriculum are welcome to come back for the high school class; however, parents/guardians should be aware of similarities between the two curricula.

Study Skills teachers are advanced School Psychology doctoral students who are supervised by faculty members in the School Psychology training program at NCSU. This year, each class will be limited to 7 students and 1 teacher to allow for social distancing and other COVID-related precautions.

All classes are taught using hands-on and experiential techniques. Every effort is made to engage each student in activities so that strategies are practiced repeatedly. All techniques and strategies taught in the class are reinforced multiple times throughout the week. In addition, very brief “homework” tasks are assigned each day to reinforce the day’s learning. Finally, parent information nights will be held periodically throughout the summer (dates below). During these sessions, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions about the specific strategies being taught during Study Skills. In addition, parents will also be provided with additional information about how to support and further develop their child’s organizational skills during the school year.

Study Skills Camp Dates

This year’s middle school (rising 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th grade) and high school (rising 9 th and 10 th
grade)
. Study Skills classes will be offered on the following dates:

  • July 19-23 (9:30am-11:30am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • July 26-30 (9:30am-11:30am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • Aug 2-6 (9:30am-11:30am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm)

Parent Information Nights will be held virtually at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, July 19th from 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Monday, July 26th from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location and Fees

The total cost of the camp is $200 per student, which includes all supplies. Payments are split between a $50 deposit (due with your registration form) and the remaining $150 balance (due on or by the first day of camp). Unfortunately, we cannot offer sibling or NCSU employee discounts at this time. All Study Skills camps are held on the main NCSU campus. More specific details regarding location, directions and parking will be provided the week before camp begins.

COVID Testing Requirement

Please be advised that NCSU is requiring all students to show evidence of a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on the first day of camp. Testing should occur no more than 72-hours prior to the first day of camp and documentation will be requested. Furthermore, NCSU is also requesting that a second COVID test be completed on the 4 th day of camp (Thursday). These guidelines are in place for all participants regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.

How to Register

To register for a 2021 camp, complete and print the Study Skills Welcome Packet. Please
make sure to complete and return all four documents:

  • Registration Form
  • Emergency Contact form
  • Insurance and Medical Form
  • Liability Waiver

Mail all four completed documents along with a non-refundable deposit check of $50 (payable to NCSU) to:
Psychoeducational Clinic / Study Skills; Dept. of Psychology, Box 7650; NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7650. Once these materials are received, you will be sent a confirmation email of enrollment or notification of waiting list status. Additional information and directions will be sent via email one week before camp begins. If you are put on the waiting list and never enrolled in the camp, your deposit will be refunded to you (please refer to the FAQ section for further information about our refund policy).

Should you have any further questions, please review our FAQ page (included in the Welcome
Packet), e-mail us at theclinic@ncsu.edu or call the Psychoeducational Clinic at 919-515-1713. If no
one is available to take your call, please leave your name and number so that we can contact you.

We look forward to working with your child!