The program is a week-long residential accelerated learning program for teens ages 12-15. The program is designed to enhance teenagers’ academic performance and social proficiency, giving them tools to make positive choices.
Winners’ Camp has “graduated” over 16,000 participants and over 1,000 graduate support staff. Participants learn to create a positive sense of self-identify through a safe, supportive environment where they break through self-imposed limitations. By conquering challenging outdoor events, teens learn to recognize their own courage and self-confidence.
Teens are encouraged to develop concern for others through teamwork and team-building. In “taking a chance” on others – learning to trust – they discover the rich rewards of close and reliable friends. Instruction in conflict resolution and advanced communication techniques provide them with realistic ways to improve cooperation in their lives.
Our campers learn specific techniques to improve skills, such as accelerating note-taking, memory training, visualization and creative thinking techniques, and self-management methods. However, the major force in improving grades and academic ability is the development of positive and constructive attitude about their own capabilities.
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Delorese Gregoire is the Founding Director of Winners Camp and one of the Camp’s head facilitators. She has a rich history of working with teenagers and their families as President and Founder of Hawai’i Study Tours, which brought students from around the world to study in Hawai’i. In 1985 she directed a team of enthusiastic educators and created Winners’ Camp Foundation; it continues to be her driving focus. Gregoire has developed specialized programs with the Department of Education, the Department of Health, and private foundations such as the Estate of James Campbell, the S.W. Wilcox Trust, Rotary of Hawai’i, and the Kamehameha Schools Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate; businesses and financial institutions; and private and public schools across the Islands, the Mainland, Japan and China.