Goals and Objectives
The Westminster College Access Summer Camp provides middle school students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education with a 3-day, 2-night summer camp plus follow-up experiences at Westminster College. The camp and follow up programs provide (1) knowledge about college admissions and financial aid; (2) faculty taught courses to strengthen subject area skills in Math, Writing, and Science/Technology; (3) an understanding of college planning resources like Utah futures and College Board in order to stay focused on college planning throughout high school. Combined with educational course plotting and experiencing what it is like to “be” in college, middle school students learn communication and teamwork skills while working with college students throughout the camp and follow-up visits.
The Westminster College Access Summer Camp is paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily