Pennsylvania Camp College


Camp College is an intensive three day/two night workshop designed for 60 rising high school seniors and juniors. Paired with mentors, participants will learn about all aspects of the college search and application process, experience life in the residence halls, learn about financial aid, standardized test exams and have a lot of fun! At the end of Camp College, we expect that the students will be equipped with the tools to navigate the college application process.

Camp College East 2020
Tuesday July 7 –Thursday July 9
Cabrini University (25 minutes outside of Philadelphia)

Camp College West 2020 
Tuesday July 14 –Thursday July 16 
Chatham University Eden Hall Campus (30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, transportation will be available from Chatham's Shadyside Campus)

Becoming a Camper

If you are a rising high school senior or junior, are excited to learn about the college application process and want to have fun while doing so, Camp College is right for you!

Essay Prompt: We suggest that the application be completed in one sitting. In order to ease this process we have provided the essay prompt for students to prepare ahead of time.

In 250-300 words, please type a response to the following questions:

  • Tell us about yourself. What makes you a good candidate for Camp College? What do you hope to gain from an on-campus college-prep experience during the summer?
Camp College is limited to 60 students per location, so apply early! Deadline for applications and all supporting documents is May 15, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email them to [email protected].

Becoming a Mentor

Do you enjoy working with students and helping them to navigate the college search and application process?  Are you looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge, help students, and meet new colleagues, all while having a great time?  If so, we hope you’ll consider applying to be a Camp College mentor!  Mentors are expected to attend orientation, facilitate group activities and discussions, provide supplementary college admission advisement to complement workshops, monitor campers' behavior, be creative, open-minded, patient, and have fun! 

Mentor Application

Deadline for applications is May 15, 2020.  

If you have any questions, please email them to [email protected].