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Dare To Dream 2023


Exploring Your Future – Heros Journey Schedule

Math Schedule

Health Science Schedule

Dare to Dream 2023 Bus Routes & Packing List:

What is Dare to Dream?

The Dare to Dream Academies gives students from migrant families the opportunity to spend an entire week on the University of Washington (UW) campus. This program gives students a glimpse into college life, allowing them to experience first hand what possibilities are available to them when it comes to achieving a higher education. The purpose of the academies is to inspire students to perform well in high school while simultaneously creating a plan for beyond high school.

The week-long Dare to Dream Summer Academies are made possible by a grant provided by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) – Migrant Education Program (MEP). With the assistance of the Association of Washington State Principals (AWSP), students have the opportunity to receive high school credit for participating in the academies. It is also an opportunity to hire past College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) students and Dare to Dream participants as mentors to work with students throughout the week and talk about their own experiences in their trajectory to the UW.

2021 Dare to Dream Summary

This summer, UW CAMP completed their second year of a virtual Dare to Dream program. Due to virtual settings, we extended this one week in-person program to a 1.5-2 week long virtual program. We took advatage of this online format to invite collegues and professionals from across the world to speak with our students. Our Dare to Dream students explored the different fields within their academies, UW CAMP, and so much more!

If you or someone you know is interested in collaborating or participating in the UW CAMP’s Dare to Dream Academies please feel free to email Myrella González at

Hero’s Journey

In the Hero’s Journey Academy incoming 9th and 10th grade students engage in a curriculum developed by the Association of Washington State Principals. This academy focuses on leadership and student’s trajectory throughout high school and beyond. Through icebreakers, engaging and hands-on activities, and coaching students are encouraged to break out of their shells and think critically about education. Over three days, students in this Academy also develop a High School and Beyond Plan. A high school leadership credit is awarded to students who successfully complete the Hero’s Journey Academy. For more information please click here.

  • Hero’s Journey:  Dates Coming Soon

Math Academy

In this academy 11th and 12th grade students participate in Math curriculum developed by the Bridge to College Math Program. Students will collaborate together to learn difficult math concepts through engaging curriculum and coaching. Throughout the week, students in this academy will learn about the algebraic expressions, equations,  linear functions, exponential functions, logarithms, and more! A high school math credit is awarded to students who successfully complete the Math Academy.

  • Math Academy: June 21st – 30th 

Health Professionals Academy

In the Health Professionals Academy of Dare to Dream 11th and 12th-grade students will gain access to UW’s world-class hospital while learning about various professions within the health care field such as Nursing, Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work, and more! A high school elective credit is awarded to students who successfully complete the Health Professionals Academy.

  • Health Sciences (combinded with WSU): June 21st – July 1st