University of California, Berkeley

University of San Diego

University of California, Los Angeles

Stanford University



1678 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 305

Berkeley, California 94709


Outside the United States: 510-548-6612



Sponsored and Conducted by Education Unlimited



Letter from the Director p 1

BayTec Computer Camp p 3–6

Jefferson Public Speaking p 7–10

Focus at a Glance p 11–12

Application p 15





The BayTec Computer Camp offers hands on training in various computer technologies including web-page design and C++ programming; the Jefferson Public Speaking Institute trains students in public speaking and communication skills that are generally not taught in standard secondary education. For students interested in learning more about law, the "American Legal Experience" is a special program at JPSI that focuses on public speaking in a mock trial atmosphere. The combination of these programs offers students a unique "two camps in one" environment not available at any other summer camp program. Students can take one or two weeks of either program or participate in our combination option that allows students the opportunity to study the art of public speaking one week, and then develop their computer skills the following week. While the actual classes are separated by camp, the rest of the program runs as a single academic entity so students from JPSI can meet and socialize with students from BTCC. This intermingling of camps exposes students to a greater diversity of students than most would normally be able to experience. Although the academic portions of the program are designed to be intensive in nature, plenty of time is also left for students to have a fun and relaxing time as well! Recreational excursions in the past have included trips to the California Shakespeare Festival, 3Com’s world headquarters, the UC Berkeley advanced computer center, shopping on Telegraph Avenue and other fun activities. The rest of this brochure will give you a more detailed description of the two programs and their curriculums, their outstanding staff and an idea what a week at JPSI/BTCC is like. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to call our offices at (510) 548-6612 and speak to any member of our office staff about the program. We hope you make JPSI/BTCC a part of your summer!






The BayTec Computer Camp offers hands-on instruction not normally available in a school setting, and trains students in both creative and practical computer skills. The goal of the program is to teach students to use computer technologies related to academic success in high school and college; and to provide students with the ability to use computers artistically and creatively while exploring emerging technologies and software.

Methods used include small classes, hands-on learning through regular practice, seminars, demonstrations and group collaboration. Students will usually be working on the computer on their own, although it may be sometimes necessary for students to work on computers in groups of two. All classroom activities are designed to maximize each student’s sense of teamwork, discovery and achievement. No grades or exams are given. The first week at each location is beginning/intermediate and the second is intermediate/advanced. The third week at Berkeley is exclusively advanced.


Outstanding Curriculum

Application Uses BayTec students learn to use all the basic computer applications: spreadsheets, databases, wordprocessors as well as graphic design programs. Last year, a camp newsletter project allowed students to learn both page layout and work on their writing and editing skills while producing a newsletter that was distributed to the entire camp.

Web-Design Each student designs and produces a personal internet web page. In the past students have used their web page to inform others about themselves, an issue that is of particular interest to them, their favorite athlete, movies, video games and more. Last year’s student’s web pages can be viewed at!

Programming BayTec students will get an introduction to programming using the C++ language. Basic programming concepts and techniques as well as more in-depth coverage of programming elements such as looping, conditional statements and logic are presented through lots of examples and hands on programming in class. Students will write programs that will solve simple math problems, design input output programs and code breakers. More advanced students will write "interactive" user friendly programs.

Games "Game nights" are also a popular feature of the BayTec Computer Camp. Students will get to play newly released games as well as classics. These special game nights allow students a fun break from the academic portions of the camp and allow them to experience first hand the amazing graphics and sounds computers are capable of producing.





"The best features of the program were learning C++ programming and learning new software. The camp was fun and a good balance between computers and other activities."

Zachary Friedman 1997 Program Participant


"This program help not just for future law school but for public speaking in general."

D’Ornoir Flax, 1998 American Legal Experience Participant



"The best features of the Jefferson Public Speaking Institute were that the instructors were so into the camp, the subject, and the kids. They were awesome!"

Tamara Shapero 1997 Program Participant




Day One

11:00 am-3:00 pm Campers arrive

4:00 pm Welcome Address & Meet the Staff

6:15 pm-8:00 pm Computer Lab Orientation

Day Two

9:00 am-11:45 am Program overview and introduction to HTML programming

1:00 pm-3:15 pm Word processing & other applications

3:15 pm-5:00 pm Review and exercises

6:15 pm-8:00 pm C++ programming

Day Three

9:00 am-11:45 am Internet web site layout

1:00 pm-3:00 pm Newspaper layout and graphic design

for newsletter

3:15 pm-5:00 pm Review and exercises

6:15 pm-8:00 pm Game night

Day Four

9:00 am-11:45 am Researching links for your home page

1:00 pm-3:15 pm Digital camera uses

3:15 pm-5:00 pm Review and exercises

6:15 pm-8:00 pm C++ programming

Day Five

9:00 am-11:45 am Uploading files onto servers - test what you have already written

1:00 pm-3:15 pm Designing the final newsletter layout

3:15 pm-5:00 pm Review and exercises

6:15 pm-8:00 pm C++ programming

Day Six

9:00 am-11:45 am Final changes to internet home pages

and links

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm Design the week’s home page

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm Review of exercises and distribute newsletter

6:15 pm - 8:00 pm Game night

Day Seven

8:30 am - 10:30 am Wrap-Up, Farewells

10:30 am - 12:30 pm Campers go home


Shown above an examples of a beginning level schedule—later sessions get progressively more advanced.






Day One

11:00 am-3:00 pm Program Registration

4:30 pm -5:30 pm Orientation Meeting

6:30 pm -7:15 pm Preview of program

7:15 pm -8:30 pm Intro: Student Congress

8:30 pm -9:00 pm Diplomacy Simulation

Day Two

9:00 am-10:00 am Basics of Public Speaking

10:15 am-12:00 pm Lab - Impromptu

1:00 pm -3:00 pm Mock Trial/Cross-Ex

3:00 pm -5:30 pm Optional Rec/free time

6:30 pm -8:30 pm Student Congress

8:30 pm -11:00 pm Movie Night

Day Three

9:00 am-9:45 am Intro to Speech Writing

10:00 am-12:00 pm Lab - Extemporaneous

1:00 pm -2:00 pm Mock Trial

2:00 pm -3:00 pm Trial Case Study

3:00 pm -5:30 pm Optional Rec/free time

6:30 pm -8:30 pm Student Congress

8:30 pm -10:00 pm Diplomacy Simulation

Day Four

9:00 am-12:00 pm Lab - Oratory Practice

1:00 pm -3:00 pm Mock Trial

3:00 pm -5:30 pm Optional Rec/free time

6:30 pm -10:00 pm Campuside Recreation Excursion

Day Five

9:00 am-12:00 pm Lab - Oratory Practice

1:00 pm -3:00 pm Mock Trial

3:00 pm -5:30 pm Optional Rec/free time

6:30 pm -8:30 pm Student Congress

8:30 pm -10:00 pm Diplomacy Simulation

Day Six

9:00 am-12:00 pm Lab - Oratory Practice

1:00 pm -3:00 pm Mock Trial Competition

3:00 pm -5:30 pm Optional Rec/free time

6:30 pm -8:30 pm Congress Competition

8:30 pm -10:00 pm Diplomacy Simulation

Day Seven

8:30 -10:30 am Wrap-Up, Farewells

10:30 -12:30 pm Campers go home






Kanan Sawyer is pursuing a Masters degree in Speech Communications at the University of Washington and returns for a second year to the JPSI faculty. Currently Ms. Sawyer is a speech coach at the University of Washington. She has successfully coached dozens of her speech students to state and national championship tournaments.


Andy Spear is a Master of Fine Arts student in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and returns for a second year to the JPSI faculty. Before returning to graduate school Mr. Spear taught History, English, and Drama at the Head-Royce School for four years.


Jon Hersey is a founder and director of both Education Unlimited, Inc. and the Collegiate Guidance Council. He is also an attorney currently associated with the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in San Francisco. Mr. Hersey will be the director of curriculum for The American Legal Experience.







University of San Diego

Program dates June 19 - Jun 25, June 26 - July 2


University of California, Los Angeles,

Program dates July 5 - July 11, July 12 - July 18


University of California, Berkeley

Program dates July 20 - July 26,

July 27 - August 2, August 3 - August 9


Stanford University

Program dates August 12 - August 18,

August 19 - August 25





The goal of the Jefferson Public Speaking Institute (JPSI) is to train students in public speaking and communication skills that are generally not taught in standard secondary education. JPSI seeks to instill in students a strong sense of confidence, articulation, organization, clear and effective writing abilities, exemplary classroom participation skills, and the capability to give well crafted and delivered presentations in and outside of the classroom. Ultimately, the program seeks to provide participants a distinct verbal advantage over students who have not had such training.


Fun and Exciting Curriculum

The program is structured as a series of classes, seminars, practicums and simulations. Offerings include guest speakers, and a talent skills exhibition at the end of the program. No entrance exam is required for admission. The average student-teacher ratio is about 10:1. Methods used include small classes, hands-on learning through regular practice, an emphasis on student involvement and activity, and small teacher/student ratios to guarantee one-on-one instruction. The program instructors use simulations which demonstrate that public speaking is fun, challenging, and exciting. Various curricular strategies are used, including interview simulations, impromptu speech competitions, congressional-style speech competitions, written oratory competitions, logic classes and games, vocabulary building, diplomacy and problems solving simulations, professionally critiqued debates, mock trials, and leadership simulations. All classroom activities are designed to maximize each student’s sense of comraderie, enjoyment, and accomplishment.


The American Legal Experience

The American Legal Experience at the Jefferson Public Speaking Institute offers students a unique opportunity to learn general speaking and communication through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system. The adversarial nature of the American legal system places a premium on the talent of effective communication and persuasion through well-reasoned argument. Therefore a focus on the American judicial system provides students an exciting and challenging medium for the development of such skills. Academically, American Legal Experience participants will work with professional attorneys and experienced public speaking instructors to learn the structure of the federal and state court systems, the differences between the process of law involved in civil and criminal trials, and most importantly, the proper methods for the formation and presentation of convincing legal argument. As part of this learning process, students will be directly exposed to the basics of certain substantive areas of law, including constitutional, criminal, tort, and evidence rules. Past activities have included a visit to a court for a first-hand look at the American justice system at work, and a behind-the-scenes tour of a judge’s chambers. American Legal Experience students will have the opportunity to practice their learned communication skills through their participation in simulated client interviews, and a professionally-critiqued oral argument. The week-long session culminates with a full-length mock trial, including opening statements, the examination of witnesses and introduction of evidence, and closing arguments.





Fee schedule The Jefferson Public Speaking Institute is $675 per session. The BayTec Computer Camp is $775 per camp. $175 towards tuition is required upon application. The tuition balance will be due and payable by May 15 for the programs at UC San Diego, UCLA and UC Berkeley and July 15 for the session at Stanford. A partial refund of one-half the tuition paid will be returned if we receive notice of cancellation at least thirty days before the start of the session. Please note however that the $175 deposit is not refundable. Families may pay in full upon application.


Additional deposits A refundable room and key deposit of $75 each are required. We must insist that all residence hall rooms and program facilities be maintained with care. Charges for damage to furniture or building structure will be levied against the deposit. Forfeiture of deposit will result if keys are not returned upon departure. You will receive a letter from us if your checks are cashed. Otherwise, at the conclusion of each summer deposit checks that have not been cashed are destroyed.


Financial aid A limited amount of aid is available on a need-only basis. Recent tax forms are required for consideration. To request an aid application form, call or write our offices. We are committed to making the program available to students regardless of ability to pay. We encourage all interested students to apply as Education Unlimited tries hard to make the camp affordable to all interested students. Last year a majority of financial aid applicants received financial assistance to attend the program of their choice.

Fees cover The tuition covers all classes residence hall lodging for the duration of the program, full meal program, all required workbooks and materials, access to athletic and recreational facilities, planned recreational and evening activities, and camp memorabilia.

Fees do not cover Transportation to and from the program site, spending and laundry money, bath linens, bed linens, and nights of additional lodging if necessary.

Student responsibilities and conduct Students are expected to attend all scheduled events, classes, and seminars. Students must conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner, following all program and university guidelines and fully respecting the rights of others. Students who attend this program should intend to participate fully and enthusiastically in order to maximize the benefits of our intensive curriculum.

After application and upon acceptance Students will be sent a follow-up packet with all final enrollment materials. All forms must be completed, signed, and returned to Education Unlimited before a student may attend the workshop. This packet includes: a medical release form, a student profile questionnaire, a rules agreement and a release form authorizing the use of your child’s image in future promotional materials - all of which must be signed by the student and a legal guardian, and complete information on housing, meals, and transportation. A preview copy of this packet is available upon request.




A variety of fun stuff & day trips


Recreational excursions, all of which are chaperoned, will include visits to several of the following (selection will be based upon student interest): Strawberry Canyon, Tilden Park, Lawrence Hall of Science, the Exploratorium, John Hinkel Park, Codornices Park, the Berkeley Rose Garden, the Oakland Zoo, Major League Baseball, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf, the California Shakespeare Festival in Orinda and Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Depending on what location you attend, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the unique activities available in that part of California. The schedule includes an hour-and-a-half or more of casual recreational activities per day, including multiple hikes and walking tours.





To Enroll Now (prior to May 15): Fill out the application form completely and mail it to us along with the deposit to the address listed below. JPSI/BTCC have a rolling admission deadline with applications received prior to May 15 having priority. A deposit check of $175, which will be credited towards the total cost of tuition, is required with your application. Checks should be made payable to Education Unlimited. Students may pay in full upon application. Students not accepted to the program will have their deposit checks voided and returned. Once a student is accepted into the program, the deposit is non-refundable.


Late Enrollment (after May 15): Admission to JPSI/BTCC is on a rolling basis. Applications received later than May 15 are accepted according to available space and will incur a non-refundable late charge of $50 which must accompany this application.

Enrollment Procedure Summary

a Fill out the application form completely

a Include a deposit check of $175

a Mail completed application to the address below




San Diego


n BayTec June 19 - 25

n JPSI June 19 - 25

n BayTec June 26 - July 2

n JPSI June 26 - July 2




n BayTec July 5 - 11

n JPSI July 5 - 11

n BayTec July 12 - 18

n JPSI July 12 - 18





n BayTec July 20 - 26

n JPSI July 20 - 26

n BayTec July 27 - Aug. 2

n JPSI July 27 - Aug. 2

n BayTec Aug. 3 - Aug. 9

n JPSI Aug. 3 - Aug. 9




n BayTec Aug. 12 - Aug. 18

n JPSI Aug. 12 - Aug. 18

n BayTec Aug. 19 - Aug. 25

n JPSI Aug. 19 - Aug. 25





Application for Admission

(Any information not available leave blank)


Student's Name Present Grade

Home Address City State Zip

Home Phone Parent Work Phone

E-mail Address

Date of Birth Student’s Gender

Parent(s) Full Name

Applicant’s High School

School Address City State Zip

Name of College Advisor/Guidance Counselor

School Phone

How did you hear about the program?


Reminder You must remit the $500 application/tuition deposit fee with your completed application.

Please remember that this deposit is non-refundable once a student is accepted into the program.

Enrollment is limited – Apply early! Please make checks payable to Education Unlimited.

Total enclosed $ Deposit Full payment


Signature of Parent/Guardian Date


Mail To JPSI/BTCC Financial Aid Students with financial need are

1678 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 305 encouraged to call or write for Berkeley, California 94709 financial aid information.

(510) 548–6612


What each student gets out of the program is dependent upon the individual student's motivation, abilities, and personal folio.