Camp College

Camp College 2017


Camp College is a college preparation program aimed to prepare students from across the state of Texas for the college application process. Approximately 220 rising high school seniors are invited to attend one of our 3 Camp College programs. 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
  • 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 2018 will be held June 11-13, 2018, at Lamar University in Beaumont.  Students who participate in this program will spend three-days, two- nights at Lamar University with all-expenses paid. Students who attend will stay in college dorms, eat in a dining hall, and experience campus life at Lamar University. Transportation will be provided for students in the Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston areas to Lamar University.

Camp College Minis will be held June 9, 2018 at University of Texas at Tyler and June 16, 2018 at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Harlingen. Students who participate in the minis will have breakfast and lunch provided during the one day admissions process workshop. Students will need to provide their own transportation to these events. Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from these events.


Applications are closed for Camp College 2018.


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.  

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Mentor for Camp College, please submit the Camp College Mentor Application no later than May 7th, 2018. Please be aware that Mentors will be expected to be in Beaumont on June 10, 2018 for training, unless they volunteer to be a bus chaperone, and they will be expected to stay through the completion of the program. Space is limited and Camp College will strive to represent a wide range of schools from both the college and high school side.

The deadline to apply as a Camp College mentor at Lamar University has been extended until May 7, 2018. 

Questions should be sent to: [email protected]

Chair: Chelsea Beard, San Jacinto College