Hiram – Parents hungry for information to help their teenaged children make their college choices can get the answers to their questions when Hiram College hosts “College Camp: A Training Program for Parents,” from 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, November 19, in the Kennedy Center located on the Hiram campus.

Hiram is partnering with Cuyahoga Community College, Saint Joseph Academy, Streetsboro High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School and the University of Akron, to offer the camp, which is aimed at demystifying some of the ins and outs of college searches, admissions, and costs. Admission is free.

The free seminar will feature presentations and question and answer sessions with high school guidance counselors, college and university admission representatives, and financial aid experts. Since its inception in 2002, College Camp has served more than 400 parents of high school students.

Each participant will receive a packet of useful information to assist them with their college search process. The program begins at 9 a.m.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30 a.m. Check-in

9:00 a.m. – “How to Conduct the Perfect College Search:”  Sue Jensen, director of guidance, Saint Joseph Academy; Kelly Simmons, school counselor, Streetsboro High School; Nancy Bubenzer, guidance counselor, Theodore Roosevelt High School

10 a.m. – “Demystifying the Admission Process:” Tara Shuster, Recruitment Specialist, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus; Sherman Dean, director of admission, Hiram College; Karen Dickerson, director, Transfer Student Services Center, The University of Akron

11 a.m. –“ Financial Aid: What You Really Need to Know:” Andrea Caputo, director of financial aid, Hiram College

Advance registration is preferred and can be made by visiting http://www.hiram.edu/collegecamp.  For more information, call College Camp Coordinators Lisa Schneider, at 330-569-5986 OR Yvonne Sherwood, at 330-569-5286.