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Greater Texas Foundation grant supports Caminos Camp program

Date of Release: 05/19/2005

SANMARCOS—The Caminos Pre-College Summer Leadership Camp at Texas State University-San Marcos has been honored with a grant from the Greater Texas Foundation.

The grant, totaling $94,824, funds the 2005 summer program, which targets at-risk students. This is the second year the Greater Texas Foundation has supported the Caminos Camp.

Operated by the College of Applied Arts, the six-week Caminos camp is a program that offers students the opportunity to earn high school academic credits in English, algebra and technology. Students are enrolled in daily two hour block courses. In addition, students are tutored by college students and participate in weekly field trips. Students are selected by their counselors and teachers at Miller and Goodnight Junior High Schools in San Marcos. Caminos is a program design to increase the participation of at-risk students in a college bound curriculum.