Camp College


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 2017) 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 2016 will be held June 13-15, 2016, at the University of Texas at Arlington. Download a flyer to display on your campus.


How to apply for Camp College:

  • The student application and additional recommendation form are due April 15, 2016
  • 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, including completion of the student packet

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


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 12th to help mentors serve the needs of their Camp College students.

  • The application to be a mentor is due April 15, 2016
  • 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


Student questions should be sent to:
Chair: Keith Ahee, Sam Houston State University

Camp College 2014

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