College Application Camp 2018

on the campus of

Montclair State University, 

Montclair, NJ

Session 1 June 25 to June 28

Session 2 July 30 to August 2

Sessions run Monday through Thursday

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For rising high school seniors, no task looms larger than completing college applications. At College Application Camp, students focus on arguably the most stressful aspect of applying to college—writing the essay—during the summer, before it becomes a last-minute chore.

At College Application Camp, the focus is on writing. We use a proprietary, multistep, evidence-based, and time-tested process to coach each student from a blank sheet of paper to an advanced draft of an essay that reflects their unique voice, passions, and personal outlook on the world, while meeting the specifications of the Common Application and other application platforms. And we provide daily one-on-one coaching support. Our coaches have MFAs in writing and are highly experienced writing instructors. They help students brainstorm, develop, draft, and revise their personal essays.  

There's more. College Application Camp participants also receive: 

  • Résumé Building To provide guidance counselors, interviewers, and references with a handy overview of academic and extracurricular accomplishments
  • Interview Coaching Tips on avoiding a lackluster interview that could weaken an application
  • A Senior-Year Action Plan Mindful planning that coincides with application to-dos and deadlines

College Application Camp 2018 will take place on the campus of Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. 

Click here to learn more about College Application Camp. If you have questions, please email


Where college applicants write

unforgettable essays

 Photo by amelia martinez

Photo by amelia martinez

Pat Berry

Essay coach and camp founder

Pat offers private essay coaching  locally—in the New York City and Northern New Jersey areas—and remotely, with students around the U.S., and overseas.

Meeting the early decision application deadlines was easy because of the focus provided during College Application Camp. I highly recommend Pat’s program!
— Parent of a Syracuse University '20