Please note: The CAMP office will be closed on Monday, March 27th for a college visit. If you have any questions, you are welcome to visit them the following week or contact them by emailing campFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.
What is CAMP?
Have you or your parents ever worked in seasonal agriculture or have you participated in a (K-12) Migrant Program? Do you want to complete a Bachelor’s degree? You’ve come to the right place!
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) helps students who come from a migrant or seasonal farm-working background during their first year of college with life changing resources. CAMP offers academic, career, financial and support services to facilitate your transition into college.
CAMP accepts new students every Fall quarter! If you are interested in applying for the upcoming school year, check out our eligibility requirements or contact us for more information.
- Academic advising and career counseling
- Exclusive math tutoring
- Quarterly stipend for additional college expenses ($$$)
- Financial assistance (quarterly tuition and book assistance)
- Assigned Peer-Mentor
- Cultural events and leadership opportunities
- College visits
- Laptop & Hotspot rentals
- And so much more!
You are a good match for CAMP if you have:
- US citizenship or permanent residency (DACA recipients are not eligible)
- A High school diploma or GED
- Less than 20 college level credits (including Running Start credits) and are entering your first quarter of college
- Enrolled at CBC for a minimum of 15 credits
- An intent to pursue a bachelor’s degree by transferring to a university or completing bachelor's program at CBC
- Placed into at least one of the following levels: Math 60, Reading 99 or English 98
- Participated in a Migrant Education Program previously OR
- Been a seasonal farmworker or a dependent of a seasonal farmworker OR
- Participated in or been eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 167
A seasonal farmworker is a person who during the preceding 24 months has worked an aggregate of 75 or more days or parts of days in which some work was performed in farm work, earned at least half of his/her income from farm work and was not employed in farm work year round by the same employer.
A migrant farmworker is a seasonal farmworker who had to travel to do the farm work so that he/she was unable to return to his/her permanent residence within the same date.
WIA Section 167 is a national customer-centered, goal-oriented farmworker program that guides participants through a holistic case management system (e.g. JTPA 402 Program, High School Equivalency Program [HEP]).
1. Apply to CBC.
2. Submit online CAMP application.
3. Email campFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN or drop off documents at CAMP office:
- Teacher Recommendation Form
- High School Transcript (unofficial transcript is accepted until accepted) or GED Scores
- Copy of Birth Certificate and Social Security Card to CAMP Outreach Specialist
- FAFSA Confirmation Page
Request Information About CAMP!
Meet the CAMP team!
Outreach and Retention Specialist
Outreach and Retention Specialist
Alisia knows all about CAMP, as she was a CAMP scholar and mentor at CBC. As such, she knows how much migrant students benefit from programs like CAMP. She started as CAMP’s program assistant in 2017 and in 2019 became the Outreach and Retention Specialist. Alisia is here to help you!
Miriam has led a successful CAMP culture since 2009. She believes in the importance of reaching this particular group of under-served students and does all she can to contribute to the successful achievement of their scholastic goals. Miriam personifies service to CAMP students with a mega-watt smile!
Leslie knows what it takes to utilize CAMP support to its fullest. Not only was she a CAMP student, but also a mentor and now a full time retention specialist for CAMP cohorts since 2017. Leslie works diligently to help keep CAMP students at CBC, attending classes and achieving their goals.
CAMP receives $2.1 million over a five-year grant cycle and is funded at 100 percent by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant is administered through Student Services at CBC.