CHAMP/GEARUP Program

CHAMP/GEAR UP SUMMER PROGRAM

The Creating Higher Aspirations & Motivation Project/Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs (C.H.A.M.P./Gear Up) 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 C.H.A.M.P. includes 45 6th & 7th Grade students from R.T. Cream, Cooper’s Poynt and East Camden Middle School and Creative Arts-Morgan Village Academy in Camden. 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 C.H.A.M.P. Includes 120 Camden City public school students from Camden High, 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 C.H.A.M.P. 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.