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College Assistance Migrant Program

Welcome to CAMP at Penn State

What is CAMP?

The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program designed to assist first-year college students from migrant and seasonal farm worker families, in their pursuit of higher education. Established nationally in 1972, CAMP has been working with students at Penn State since 1993. CAMP offers pre-college transition and first-year assistance to help students develop the skills necessary to insure continued enrollment and eventual graduation. In addition, the program provides support services to satisfy the educational and personal needs of each participant.

What does CAMP provide?

  • Financial Assistance CAMP Scholarship (first-year only)
  • Weekly Stipend (first-year only) Transportation Reimbursement (first-year only)
  • Textbooks (first-year only)
  • Lending Library
  • Access to University Scholarships

Counseling and Advising

  • College Orientation
  • Individual Counseling
  • Major and Career Planning
  • Review of Financial Aid Awards
  • Assistance Applying to Scholarships
  • College Adjustment Programs


Academic Assistance

  • Academic Monitoring
  • Study Skill Development
  • Free Tutoring

CAMP Services

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Textbook Allowance
  • Weekly Stipend
  • Transportation
  • College Orientation
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Individual Counseling
  • Employment Counseling
  • Career Planning
  • Review Financial Aid Awards


  • Cultural Enhancement
  • Leadership & Educational Programs
  • Social Activities