All About the How To Be Super Summer Camp
May 16, 2018
News & Updates
Registration is now open for the How To Be Super Summer Camp!
What is the How To Be Super Summer Camp?
This camp is an 8-week online summer camp, set up in an "online course" fashion. Over the 8 weeks, your children will discover their superpowers, learn how to strengthen them, and most importantly, come to understand how to use them to help others.
This camp is inspired by the How To Be Super: Violet Crown story collection, in which a 12-year-old boy from Austin, Texas discovers that he is one of five initiates into a secretive band of superheroes. Over the 20 stories, he undergoes superhero training, learning the four-step Prime Power Protocol. It is this training on which we have based the lessons in the How To Be Super Summer Camp!
The Camp runs June 18 through August 10.
Perfect for kids ages 6 and up, with advanced training practice options for children ages 9 and up.
David tells you all about the Camp options!
What will the Camp offer my kids?
The How To Be Super Summer Camp will help children:
- develop resilience
- learn how to "show up" in all aspects of life
- strengthen empathy and compassion
- discover the power of honesty and authenticity
- find strength in humility
- value "mistakes" and challenges
- learn how to lead by example
How is the Camp structured?
- Inspiration from the How to Be Super: Violet Crown story collection
- short video lessons featuring David
- and engaging practice exercises to guide children through a process of self-discovery.
We'll release a new video lesson each Monday and Thursday over the eight weeks of the course.
Parents will have the support of a parent handbook and content checklists to guide children in the experience.
In the end, we'll have a closing video and children can be awarded completion certificates.
There are three options for How To Be Super Summer Camp.
The Basic camp is a a self-directed experience that employs videos, practice exercises and a live Q&A video to guide children through a summer of transformation and discovery.
The Basic Camp includes:
• 16 video lessons, plus a welcome and a closing video
• 16 practice sheet downloads
• advanced training practice options for ages 9+
• a download of the How To Be Super - Book One: The Violet Crown collection
• 1 Live Training with David in July
• 1 printable course checklist
• 1 downloadable printable completion form
The Training Plus camp is a trainer-coached, interactive experience that, like the Basic Camp, employs videos, practice exercises and live events.
In addition to the Basic Camp items you also receive:
• interactive forums below each lesson, moderated by trainers, in which children can ask questions or share thoughts and ideas
• 2 live interactive trainings with David during July
• 1 personalized printable completion form
• and 5 months of live monthly follow-up trainings with David.
Enrollment limited to 200 campers.
This camp offers a personalized, small-group experience as well as direct training with David Sewell McCann through out the course. Like the above courses, The Master Class camp is a trainer-coached, interactive experience that employs videos, practice exercises and live events.
In addition to the Basic Camp you also receive:
• interactive forums below each lesson, moderated by trainers where children can ask questions and share thoughts and ideas
• review of practice work by David, with individualized thoughts and comments
• 4 Live, Interactive Trainings with David during July
• 1 personalized color completion certificate, signed by David and sent via USPS
• 5 months of live monthly follow-up trainings with David
• and 1 one-on-one training with David in the 4 months that follow the course.
Enrollment limited to 25 campers.
We offer the option of payment in 2 installments.
We're donating 5% of all registrations so that more kids can enjoy camp this summer.
Five percent of all How To Be Super Summer Camp registrations in 2018 are being donated to Creative Action, a nonprofit, arts-based youth development organization here in Austin, TX that provides creative learning programs to youth all across Central Texas. To ensure finances are never a barrier to participation, the organization provides scholarships to many of the youth they serve.
This donation will go to the Creative Action Scholarship Fund, providing high-quality arts programming to children who might not otherwise have the experience.
Where did we get the idea for this camp?
You guessed it! Of course it's from the How To Be Super: Violet Crown story collection.
In those stories, Dante, a 12-year-old boy from Austin, Texas discovers that he is one of five initiates into a secretive band of superheroes. Over the 20 stories, he undergoes superhero training, learning the four-step Prime Power Protocol.
It is this training that we are bringing to life children ages 6-12 in the How To Be Super Summer Camp!
When does the course start and finish?
The How To Be Super Summer Camp starts on June 18, 2018 and runs to August 10. We'll be hosting monthly check-ins for 5 months after the close of the camp. If you can't make this 2018 Camp, don't worry! We plan to host it again in 2019.
How long do I have access to the camp?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can my child do the summer camp completely on her own?
Your child can watch the videos and complete the practice worksheets & projects on her own, however we recommend parent overview of the child's participation in the course. Some of the exercises ask the child to be introspective and self-aware, in ways that may be new to them. Children may want or need parent-engagement in this process. Additionally there are "walks" and adventures that will need family-appropriate boundary & limit setting. Lastly there will be practice worksheets to print and supplies to gather, which will may necessitate parent support.
What if we miss a week of the camp?
You can do this camp at your own pace. Once the course launches, the content will be "dripped" out week by week. Once it's made public, it will be available to you indefinitely, so if you miss a week - no worries! You can catch up before moving on. We do host one live video training, however even that will be available for viewing after it airs.
What is the time commitment for this camp?
There are two videos each week, each roughly 5-7 minutes apiece. There are two practice assignments each week, which we estimate could take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and a half or longer, depending on the child and the exercise. The stories themselves offer over 10 hours of content. The inspiration, however, will infuse all 8 weeks!
Does my child need to have listened to the How To Be Super: Violet Crown stories before starting camp?
A download of the How To Be Super: Violet Crown collection is included with the camp content, and the campers are invited to listen as we go along. Throughout the camp, the trainers reference key moments in the stories for context and as examples.
Does my child need to be able to read & write to participate?
Not at all. This camp is a combination of videos, practice worksheets and live "trainings." The worksheets can be completed with writing or drawing or both. As long as parents or caregivers are willing to read instructions out loud, you'll be set!
How do the forums work?
In the Training Plus and Master Class Camps, there are "forums" under each video lesson where campers (or parents) can post comments and ask questions. The are set up just like comments on a blog post, where trainers can respond to each comment as they come in.
Why is there "limited enrollment" on two of the Camps?
The Training Plus and Master Class Camps are both interactive, with David and the Trainers directly communicating with and supporting children in their experience.
In the Training Plus there are interactive forums plus extra live video trainings. The Master Class Camp is a small group experience, directly mentored by David, with one-on-one and small group meetings. Because of this, and because this is our first-ever camp, we are keeping the numbers low.
If you miss this round, no worries! We'll run the camp again next summer, and, if there's demand, as soon as the fall.
Can two or more children take the How To Be Super Training Plus or Master Class camps under one registration?
For the Training Plus and Master Class level of the camp, one registration is for a single child. These camp levels are built for a high-level of interaction with the campers; David and the trainers will be supporting children in their practice, discovery and development over the eight weeks. If you'd like for all of your children to participate under one sign-up, then the Basic Camp is for you!
Is there a sibling discount for the Training Plus or Master Class camps?
Yes, we can offer a sibling discount for the Training Plus and Master Class camps. Email us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I am unhappy with the camp?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days after the start of camp and we will give you a full refund.
What if I have questions?
Email us at email@example.com any time, and we will be happy to help.
About the Author
Lisabeth Sewell McCann
Doer of Many Wonderful and Odd Things (including CEO)
Lisabeth Sewell McCann has worn many hats at Sparkle over the years, from Sparkle Kitchen Blogger to Editorial Director to Doer of All Odd Jobs. Her primary role is as CEO. Lisabeth and David live in Austin, Texas with their two sons.