NJACAC has done it again with yet another great Camp College held at Caldwell University! Camp College 2018 was a huge success with over twenty students from all over the state who participated in fun activities geared toward learning the about the college process. Students received a taste of the total college experience by residing in Caldwell University’s dorms for one night, eating in the University dining halls, and attending classes and workshops. Mock interviews were a hit this year, as students were interviewed by professionals from other Universities, high schools, and businesses, and received feedback and tips for success during the interview process. Students got the chance to meet with 25 colleges and universities at the annual college fair and were able to learn about what schools had to offer! The fun continued with a competitive night of dodge ball in the Student Center Gym, and games and snacks in the Residence Hall. NJACAC would like to thank all Small Group Leaders, Volunteers, and College Reps for their participation and a big thank you to Caldwell University for hosting!
“I started volunteering at Camp College because I had a passion for working with underrepresented youth through the college process. I continue volunteering because of the impact NJACAC makes every year this program continues.One of the best feelings from a volunteer perspective is watching a 17 year old, come in shy and timid, not just about the college process but about life, and the future. And then two days later you watch the same 17 year old leave with confidence as their equipped and empowered with all the tools they need to take ownership of their college process.” Small Group Leader Rudy Favard, Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment, Lehigh University
“Camp College allowed me to remove my institutional recruiting hat and operate as a college guide. Students enter the camp college experience filled with questions and anxiety about the college process. What happened by the end of this two day period was something I couldn’t foresee. These bright individuals walked away from Caldwell’s campus with strategies, contacts, and techniques to help them face a process that once frightened them.” Small Group Leader Courtney Agyeman, Admissions Counselor, Rider University
We are looking forward to another Camp College in the Summer of 2019!