Mentoring Information


A mentor is defined as a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. Mentor was the name of a character in Greek mythology who was the trusted counselor to Odysseus’s son Telemachus. Mentoring can take place during a brief conversation or over a lifetime. Adventures provides talented teens the opportunity to meet accomplished adults who attend the Camp for the express purpose of providing mentorship. We can’t guarantee results, but we can provide access to a Faculty of Mentors that is not usually ever gathered together for an afternoon – much less several days.

Camp Opportunities

  • A faculty roster of all-star mentors, including artists, award-winning authors, inventors, Nobel prizewinning scientists and tech titans!
  • An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Barnes Museum, The Franklin Institute, and National Constitution Center.
  • College Fair: Meet admissions officers from the University of Pennsylvania and top area colleges.
  • Explore your future during sessions on college and career paths, creativity, decision making, entrepreneurship, goal setting, leadership, and money matters.  Join the hackathon and chessathon.
  • Connect with your peers from across the United States and around the globe.

Offline/Online Opportunities

  • Shadow Mentorships.
  • Students are matched with alumni mentors for guidance on finishing high school and preparing for college.
  • Access to ongoing discussion forums on career paths.
  • Exclusive access to internships and scholarship opportunities.

Financial Literacy Certificate Course

  • Curriculum based on Jumpstart’s rigorous national standards.
  • Mentor/Coach provides encouragement and accountability.
  • Savings and budget training instills positive financial habits.
  • Start now by completing the Take On Money Financial Literacy Assessment.
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