Camp College

Description:

Camp College is an college preparation program targeted to prepare a diverse group of students from across the state of Texas for college. Approximately 120 rising high school seniors (class of 2016) are invited to attend a three-day, overnight, all-expenses paid program. During the program, students will:

  • receive assistance identifying schools which match their interests and needs
  • write an application essay and create a resume; navigate the financial aid process
  • attend a college fair
  • stay in college dorms, eat in a dining hall, and experience campus life
  • connect with college counseling professionals who will provide valuable tips and insight into the application process

Volunteers from colleges, universities, community based organizations, and high schools across the state serve as mentors to Camp College students.

Event Details:

Camp College 2015 will be held June 8-10 on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  Bus transportation will be offered for students and mentors from Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

STUDENTS

How to apply for Camp College

  • The student application for the 2015 program is currently closed
  • Look for an email no later than May 1 with information about whether or not you have been accepted to attend Camp College
  • If accepted, complete the RSVP process described in the email
  • Student applications for the 2016 program will be available in January 2016

Please note: Only students who are accepted to the program and complete the online RSVP may attend Camp College.

MENTORS

Mentors are needed to help the students understand the college-going process. As a mentor, you will stay in the dorm with the students and help them complete the Camp College curriculum. The Camp College committee seeks a diverse group of mentors from a variety of educational institutions. Training will be provided before the program on June 7th to help mentors serve the needs of their Camp College students.

  • The application to be a mentor for Camp College 2015 is currently closed
  • Look for an email no later than May 1 about whether or not you have been accepted to serve as a mentor at Camp College
  • Applications to be a mentor for the 2016 program will be available in January 2016.

Contact:

Student questions should be sent to: campcollege@smu.edu
Chair: Jordan Sass, University of Houston

Camp College 2014

View the Camp College 2012 Video (thanks to Joseph Solomon of UT Tyler!)