Adulting Bootcamp

Course Information

August 9-11, 2019 Schedule

Stetson University is proud to partner with Cognition Builders to offer Adulting Bootcamp. Our Adulting Bootcamp is for every parent who wishes their teenager could take a crash course in growing up. In just a couple days, your high schooler will learn the specifics of managing their responsibilities -- old and new -- successfully and independently. Our fully interactive program will cover what’s not taught in high school, how study strategies change from high school to college, and how to navigate the unexpected challenges young adulthood brings. Students will learn the habits they need to be a college-ready, turnkey adult, including:

  • How to get a scholarship
  • How to make a good first impression
  • How to do laundry at school
  • How to find or start a club
  • How to make solutions, not excuses
  • How to show up to class when you don’t feel like going
  • How to avoid all-nighters
  • How to get your bearings, thrive on campus and in your neighborhood
  • How to finish long-term assignments gradually
  • How to navigate eating on campus
  • How to write a professional email
  • How to build relationships with professors
  • How to get letters of reference
  • How to take care of yourself; whether you’re sick, stressed, or just tired
  • How to detach from video games and social media (when you need to)
  • How to land an internship

Adulting Bootcamp gives teens the skills they need to become independent and successful young adults, and parents the peace of mind that their teen will make it in the real world.

Cognition Builders team members are experts in habit-formation, teaching the direct language and behavior students need to transition into college life and thrive. All students who participate will leave with an Adulting Bootcamp Manual that covers all topics taught in the course, in addition to those you’ll think about once the boot camp has ended. Students can also continue to work with Cognition Builders.

Accommodations

Students will be housed in the beautiful Marriott by Marriott in historic downtown Deland, Florida. Adult supervision is provided at all times, room checks and overnight security is in place for the safety of our students. Classroom instruction and meals are provided on the Stetson University main campus about one block from the hotel.

Bonus for Parents

While your teen learns the skills they need to become turn-key adults, you’ll learn key parenting skills at no additional charge! During the workshop (to be conducted on pick-up day – Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.), you’ll learn the ins and outs of raising adults-in-the-making. From instilling discipline to getting your teen out of bed and into an internship, we’ll share everything there is to know about parenting. In this one-day crash course, you'll tackle the many conundrums of raising adults: building independence while battling immaturity, maintaining accountability while teaching it and much more.

Lunch will be provided at no additional cost to the parent.

Pictures from the event will be on our Facebook page

Adulting Bootcamp Registration

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Date: August 9-11, 2019

Time: Residential Camp (Instruction and Evening Activities from 5 p.m. on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday)

Location: Stetson University and Courtyard by Marriott in Historic Downtown Deland

Cost: $799.00 per person

(Overnight accommodations, evening activities and all meals provided)

Adulting Bootcamp Registration

*A $100.00 non-refundable deposit must be made to hold your place in this camp. The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to the start of camp. Payments can be made online or over the phone at 386-822-7500.

You may also register for this program by using the embedded links at the end of the page or contacting the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at 386-822-7500, or email ceo@stetson.edu