CHAMP Summer Program

CHAMP Summer Program

CHAMP Summer Program

The Creating Higher Aspirations & Motivation Project (CHAMP) is a pre-college program funded in part by Rowan University, The New Jersey Higher Education, The U.S. Department of Education, and The Camden City Board of Education.

The program is designed to encourage and support 7th-12th grade students to improve their performance in school and prepare to attend college, by providing mentoring, tutoring, counseling, trips and various enrichment activities. Ongoing parent workshops such as computer training, stress management, and financial planning are also provided.

Junior CHAMP includes 45 6th & 7th Grade students from R.T. Cream, Cooper’s Poynt, Creative Arts-Morgan Village Academy, Octavius V. Catto Family School and Ulysses S. Wiggins College Prep. The summer program is designed to acquaint students with natural and environmental studies, as well as, increase their skills in math, science, writing, public speaking and computer literacy.

Senior CHAMP Includes 120 Camden City public school students from Camden Academy Charter School, Camden High School, Woodrow Wilson High, Creative Arts-Morgan Village Academy, Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High, and Met East High School who have completed grades 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th Grades. The summer program is designed to acquaint students with natural and environmental studies, as well as, increase their skills in Math, Science, English, and Computer Literacy.

Residential Senior CHAMP Includes 30 Camden City students who have completed grades 10th or 11th. The summer program is designed to acquaint students with campus life as well as increase their skills in Math, Science, English,and Computer Literacy.

Curriculum includes:

  • Math
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Technology
  • Educational Workshops
  • Environmental Science
  • Career Development

Academic and Social Activities
The program runs Monday-Thursday
Transportation provided
Meals provided
Mandatory parent/student orientation in June
Six weeks participation is mandatory
A stipend will be provided upon successful completion of the program.



Looking for a summer job? Don't wait till the last minute! CHAMP Program is seeking to employ 25 summer mentors who will serve as mentor/tutor/counselor and role models for 200 Camden City students. CHAMP Program is a pre-college program operated out of the Rowan University Camden Campus. The program consists of a six-week summer program, which is held at the Glassboro Campus, Camden City Environmental Center and other locations in South Jersey. Counselors will interact with students in a classroom setting as well as chaperone trips and free-time activities. The summer program will run from June 24th thru August 2nd and will include a staff orientation in early June.

Counselors must be....

1). Currently enrolled in a college or university with a satisfactory G.P.A.
2). Good role models
3). Willing to camp outdoors overnight, or reside in a dormitory on the Glassboro Campus

    and have fun this summer.
4). Able to create and facilitate workshops
5). Available to work with the program the entire 6 weeks
6). Participate in a mandatory week-long orientation, including an overnight Retreat.

A completed application accompanied by a resume, current college transcript and (2) letters of recommendation must be submitted to the CHAMP Program.  Applications for CHAMP mentors will be available in February.

Questions? Contact the office at (856) 361-2920.