Camp College Helps Make Summer Count

Mississippi students have an opportunity to use their summer to get ahead in the college process by participating in Camp College, a free, week-long program designed to help rising seniors prepare for the transition from high school to college. Funded by the Woodward Hines Education Foundation, Camp College is held each summer at the three Get2College centers, located in Jackson, Southaven and Ocean Springs. Camp College begins the week of June 10 and registration is currently open.

Camp College is led by Get2College counselors—experts on planning, preparing and paying for college. The goal of the program is to help students, who are less likely to go to college, learn what it takes to get there. Activities include ACT preparation, college visits, and financial aid and college application workshops.

Hezekiah Williams attended Camp College several years ago and said the program gave him the push he needed to prepare for college.  

“Camp College helped me prepare to take the ACT by teaching me test-taking strategies. I was also able to visit two college campuses—the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University—where we stayed in the dorms and were introduced to college life. Camp College was awesome! I learned a lot and had fun while doing it.”

Hezekiah says the program was instrumental in helping him get to college after high school. He is currently a student at Hinds Community College, where he serves as President of his Phi Theta Kappa chapter, and is set to graduate in May. He plans to transfer to Jackson State University in the fall, where he will major in Biomedical Engineering.

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