11 On-Campus Camps to Prepare Your Child for the College Experience

Summer camps can help kids stay mentally and physically active over the break, but some camps can also help prepare young people for the college experience. Making the transition from the familiarity of high school to a sprawling campus can be an overwhelming challenge for a first-year college student.

Many summer camp programs offer kids the chance to simulate the college experience by staying in on-campus dorms, eating in cafeterias and learning at university facilities without the social and academic pressures that can accompany the freshman year. If a student has already had the experience of maintaining a summer camp schedule while navigating a college campus, that first day of school could be a little less daunting.

Check out these 11 summer camps taking place on college campuses:

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