College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Initializing Migrant, Minority, & Marginalized Power through Opportunities & Widening Educational Representativeness.
What is CAMP? The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to IHEs or to nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. The program serves approximately 2,000 CAMP participants annually.
What is I’M³ POWER CAMP Scholars Program? It is a CAMP program in the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. The I’M³ POWER CAMP Scholars Program makes possible the implementation of support systems designed to enhance the educational attainment opportunities of migrant/seasonal farmworkers and their families in Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland and Virginia) who aspire to be elementary or early childhood educators. With a national, state, and local shortage of teachers, particularly those that are culturally and linguistically diverse, this grant will provide communities with highly qualified teachers that can impact all children in meaningful ways.