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9620 Dry Run Road
Painted post, NY 14870


Watson Homestead is a full service conference and retreat center, open year-round, serving 8000 - 10,000 guests annually.  In addition to hotel-style accommodations and meeting rooms, Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center has an indoor, heated swimming pool; climbing tower, historic one room schoolhouse, hiking trails, miniature golf, archery range, ball fields, covered picnic pavilion, full summer cabin area, playgrounds and a meditation labyrinth. Guests are served home-cooked, healthy meals buffet style in our dining room with a fireplace and panoramic view of 375 acres.  Call us today to book a day or overnight meeting or retreat.  Watson Homestead is an excellent location for youth, sports or organizational retreats, weddings, clergy or religious retreat groups, conferences, trade shows, banquets, seminars, quilt, scrapping, yoga and wellness retreats, team building and staff training retreats.

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College Admissions & Applications Workshop: Rising Seniors

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College Admissions & Applications Workshop: Rising Seniors

Barbara Bergman is the Director of College Counseling at Georgetown Day High School in Washington, D.C. During her 30 years of college counseling experience Barbara was also the Associate Director of Admissions at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She comes to us with the advantage of having been “on both sides” of the college admissions process, and of having parented her own children through the college process.

Fees include program, lunch each day, and separate evening for parents. Full and partial scholarships are available. First generation college/university applicants are encouraged to apply.

June 29 & 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
July 1, 9:00 a.m. – Noon
• The variety of 4-year college/university options and resources to utilize to research them.
• Standardized testing options and schedules.
• How college/university admissions decisions are made.
• Different types of 4-year college admissions programs and timelines.
• Students will learn how to compile a thoughtful college list (to match needs, interests and backgrounds).
• Students will participate in mock admissions simulations.
• Students will complete a draft of the Common Application.
• Students will begin writing the college essay.
• Students will draft a college resume to include curricular, extracurricular and work experience.

June 29, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
• Understanding the 4-year college admissions process “from start to finish.”
• Finding the best academic, social and financial fit.
• Accessing financial aid (need and non-need based).
• Ways to support your child through this process.
• Admissions options (Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling and Priority) and timelines.
• The transition from high school to college.

Register by March 15, 2016.   Registration form can be downloaded here.  
Program limited to 50 students.

Questions to Donna Cummings,, (607) 962-0541.