CWU College Assistance Migrant Program
Phone: (509)-963-1729
Fax: (509)-963-1724

Mission Statement

Wellington Wildcat with thumbs upCWU CAMP provides migrant/seasonal farm working individuals with intensive academic support and resources critical to their success during their first year and beyond at CWU.

Vision Statement

Students walking on campusWith a holistic and inclusive approach to student advocacy and support, CWU CAMP employs the belief that all eligible participants will have access to resources that will assist them in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

Diversity Statement

Mariachi dancersCWU CAMP is committed to prioritizing diversity and inclusivity efforts on and off campus through equity focused outreach and retention initiatives. CWU CAMP advocates for its participants and ensures their needs are being efficiently and effectively addressed.

Learner Outcomes

Objective 1. Outreach to underrepresented potential participants and recruit 60 eligible MSFWs who are most in need of academic instruction and supportive services.

Objective 2. Provide CAMP students with admission and intensive academic and support service throughout their first year of college and as they continue in postsecondary education.

Objective 3. Provide 60 students with academic, career and personal counseling and advising services to enable them to succeed in their first year at the University.

Objective 4. Provide 60 students with financial aid assistance and access to federal, state, private and institutional resources to support their first year at the University.

Objective 5. Provide follow-up services to enhance students’ retention and graduation rates through academic and financial support after completing their first year of college.

The History of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

  • 1970s - 1990s


    The first CAMP grants were awarded to:

    • Adams State College in Alamos, Colorado
    • California State College in San Diego, California
    • Pan American University (new University of Texas Pan American) in Edinburg, Texas
    • Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas


    CAMP was transferred to the newly created US Department of Education.


    There were 6 CAMP projects. The number of projects would remain relatively constant until 1999.


    CAMP projects received their first five-year grant award, prior to this all awards were renewed annually.


    President Clinton submitted a budget proposing zero funding for CAMP. This decision spurred outrage from migrant education advocates who spearheaded a campaign to save the programs. As a result, the Congress agreed that the programs were a critical investment in the future, and funds were appropriated for the 1996-1998 grant years.


    CAMP was included as a part of the Clinton Administration’s “Hispanic Education Action Plan.” The programs received their first significant funding increase since the early 1980s. Twelve additional CAMP projects were awarded – a record number for the programs.

  • 2000s


    CAMP funding was increased to $7 million and eight new CAMP projects were added.


    Under the supervision of Mateo Arteaga, CWU CAMP receives funding for its first five year cycle under the Department of Education (DOE). Another record funding year for the programs; CAMP received $10 million, enabling the Department of Education to add 10 additional projects.


    Program funding was increased to $15 million, adding 13 additional projects. CWU was authorized to serve students at YVC in addition to students at CWU.


    The CWU CAMP Grant funding is renewed to serve 60 students at CWU.


    Miriam Bocchetti becomes Project Director and continues to serve in this capacity.

  • 2010s


    CWU CAMP funding is renewed to serve 60 eligible students.


    CWU CAMP funding is renewed to serve 60 eligible students.